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Planes, Trains and Automobiles


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150 years and 3 days ago (May 25, 1873) the first horse drawn tram rode through Antwerp. To celebrate this milestone they organised a parade and expo of historical trams as well as current trams that are still in use today.

Here's an impression of some of the historical trams

1: #9994 and the horse-drawn tram coming up side-by-side

2: #200, the oldest electric tram still in operation

3: #8821, converted to become a maintenance and construction tram, behind it it's modern equivalent (Unimog)

4: #5351 on the Mexico bridge

5: Coachman of the horse-drawn-tram

6: Another one of the horse-drawn-tram

7: Part of parade set up at the turning loop at the Antwerp Harbour House (terminus of line 24)

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8: "People from Antwerp always know everything better", self-knowledge at its best ;)

9: Controls

10: Another overview at the turning loop

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I spent an afternoon in Haaksbergen at the Museum Buurtspoorweg

NS 7853 (Navizence) being prepared for duty in the Engine shed

NS 660 (English Electric) ready for shunting duty

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One of the reasons to make the trip to the Museum Buurtspoorweg in Haaksbergen was an afternoon they organised for "donors" in which the project team of one of the restorations presented their progress. More than 3500 volunteer manhours went so far into the complete overhaul of the Elna, a 1927 1C (2-6-0) tank engine built by Henchel for the Jülicher Kreisbahn in Germany. The plan is to have it ready by next september and currently it's mainly a lot of painting and assembly that remains to be done. Basically every nut, bolt, valve and other item has been taken apart, cleaned, lubricated and put back together again. Also the boiler went away for a complete clean (sandblast), repair and inspection and since this is the only one in their collection that has a superheater this was more complex then the other boiler overhauls they did in the past. But as far as they can tell it should now be good for another 20 or 25 years!

Here's a few photo's on how the engine currently looks:

Front view:

Rear view:

Looking in the smokebox you can see the fitted superheater tubes:

As you can already see they chose to bring the engine back to its original German livery (red frame and wheels, black for eeverything on top), which is quite a difference from the dark blue outfit it had when I photographed it in 2009:

All-in-all a very impressive project and I hope to go there again in september for the official inauguration.


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That little steam engine in post 785 , what type is that ? Do you have more images from that little machine .
Would be nice . Thank you .


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Yes I do Jürgen, it's a Swiss Tigerli built by Winterthur in 1910 and sold to Alusuisse Chippis at that time for shunting duties at their factory.

The SBB had the same or very similar engines of which two were sold to the NS (Nederlandse Spoorwegen) in 1945 to build up the Dutch railway material after the destruction of WW2.
At the NS these were given the number 7851 and 7852 and did mainly shunting duties in the Rotterdam area. At the end of the steam era both of these were scrapped 😢. So when the Museum Buurtspoorweg restored this engine it got the livery in which these SBB engines drove in the Netherlands and gave it # 7853 "as if" it's the third one that was sold to the NS.

Here's a photo a little later in the day getting ready to top up the water tanks

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Here's a link to an original photo of the 7851 in Rotterdam, just after the war: Wikipedia series 7850
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They also have some Diesel loco's at the Museum Buurtspoorweg in Haaksbergen

Oer-sik NS 145 shunting with Crane Sik NS 368 and some other material in Haaksbergen

And one of the top pieces oif the Museum is carriage HSM C905, built by Werkspoor Amsterdam in 1904 and used for the transport of workmen on the line Oldenzaal - Losser - Gronau in the eastern part of the Netherlands and just across the border in Germany. It's one of the very few carriages with benches built in the length and seats 98 people

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