Some pics from Holland

Thieu Apr 8, 2006

  1. Thieu

    Thieu TrainBoard Member

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    I have uploaded some new pictures from the railways in my country.

    The 6400 series of Railion, one of the largest freight railways of Europe, in the town of Almelo december 2005:

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    Winter in Almelo, with a so called 'Wadloper' passenger train in the distance. This train used to ride the rails in the north, but is also used for a small line in the east these days.

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    The old loco 1312 of the Nederlandse Spoorwegen (Utrecht, february 2006). Not longer in commercial use, but as traction for museum pieces. The loco has been build in France by Alsthom in the fifties.

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    And here a 'museum piece'. Picture taken in 2005 at Utrecht Centraal Station:

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  2. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Interesting photos Thieu. Thanks for posting them.

    Charlie
     
  3. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Neat! Got any more?

    Is there a map, somewhere on the 'Net, showing routes of those railways in your country?

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  4. William Cowie

    William Cowie TrainBoard Member

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    Pragtig!! :D :D

    Any more pictures? [​IMG]
     
  5. Kiriakos

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  6. Thieu

    Thieu TrainBoard Member

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    Good map! Here is the official map of the Nederlandse Spoorwegen:

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  7. Thieu

    Thieu TrainBoard Member

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    Some more pictures. The 6400 series of Railion at Almelo:

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    The Hippel, a switcher built in England in the 40's or 50's, former NS, now owned by the railinfra contractor 'Strukton':

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    The first steam engine in the Netherlands was the 'Arend'. It ran the first train in 1839 between Amsterdam and Haarlem. This is a replica from 1939 (?) in the Railway Museum at Utrecht, during a Christmas event (which attracts many visitors):

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  8. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Super pictures and great maps site. I love that ex-British 08 shunter [​IMG]
     
  9. Thieu

    Thieu TrainBoard Member

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    That switcher is still running after 50 years! Recently they revised a unit, fresh paint, and voila: an almost new switcher.
     
  10. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Yes, they do last a long time. A shunter spends quite a lot of time standing still between jobs ;)
     
  11. Thieu

    Thieu TrainBoard Member

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    Well, it were busy engines. They also rode short freight locals. Most of them are completely worn out, but some survived and started a second (or third) life.
     
  12. StickyMonk

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    <font color="336633">Nice photos Thieu [​IMG]

    Some of my favourite passenger coaches are the doubledeck ones from the Netherlands.
     
  13. Thieu

    Thieu TrainBoard Member

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    The old or the new ones? In the 80's NS bought the first DD. These trains are not very nice to ride, the windows upstairs are curved so you get a little dizzy while looking out the window. :(

    The new DD is better, there is more space inside and the chairs are more comfortable. But my favorite are the standard Intercity-trains: 1 deck, and enough space to walk and sit. [​IMG]
     
  14. traingeekboy

    traingeekboy TrainBoard Member

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    Great shots. I like the 1312 particularly. Was that the original paint scheme?
     
  15. StickyMonk

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    Thieu TrainBoard Member

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    These engines have had several paint schemes: turqoise, blue, gray and yellow. See also http://www.nicospilt.com/Lok1300.htm for many, many pictures of this loco.

    And is there someone who likes thát doubledeck train??? Well, you will not find many Dutch to support your choice. :D
     
  17. StickyMonk

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    <font color="336633">I have never had the "pleasure" of riding in one so I can like it. :D

    I have been in a Belgian commuter coach and that was not a nice experience, the seats was like wood! It did have lots of room though, but then all continental coaches have more room than our cramped British gauge stock :(
     
  18. Charlie

    Charlie TrainBoard Member

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    Great photos of classic trains in a lovely country. Thank You for sharing them. The museum pieces are outstanding!

    I had the distinct pleasure of riding the NS many years ago in my youth!

    CT
     
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    By coincidence, I saw this locomotive today running by at Utrecht Centraal Station, when I returned from my lunch walk. They still use the loco for bringing museum pieces all over the country.
     
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    Pictures from Friesland

    We spent this weekend in the northern province Friesland, the country of water, sailing and ice skating. There are also trains! Except for the doubletrack electrified mainline of the Dutch Railways, all the lines are singletrack and dieselized and exploited by Arriva. The last 20 years the passenger schedules are run with the 'Wadloper', a small diesel train that comes in two versions: one or two cars. Starting at the end of this year Arriva will replace them with new Stadler trains (the same as New Jersey Transit has).

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    Wadloper near the small town IJlst

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    Wadloper at the station of the town Sneek

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    The station of Leeuwarden, the capital of the province Friesland
     

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