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Date: 05/28/23 15:11
Railroads & Nature in the Netherlands: Part II
Author: Ray_Murphy

Back in March I posted a link to an article about how badgers (a beloved protected species there) were burrowing into railroad subgrades and causing service interruptions:

https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?17,5650433,5650433#msg-5650433

Today, while watching a Cabview Holland video of the line from Groningen to Amersfoort, I saw there was a section just east of Meppel with a lot of stork nests on the catenary poles - the screenshot shows 6 of them (the train is heading directly into the evening sun, so the quality is not good).

I found this article discussing the problem:

https://www.dutchnews.nl/2023/04/after-badgers-its-storks-that-threaten-train-services/

Ray




Date: 06/02/23 18:06
Re: Railroads & Nature in the Netherlands: Part II
Author: wabash2800

A common joke with my German relatives was that if a kid asked where he came from, they would say a stork brought them in a basket and set the basket on the doorstep...

Victor Baird



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