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Date: 09/04/23 06:21
Steam in the Netherlands
Author: RailRyder

This past weekend the Veluswche Stoomtrein Mattschappij folks hosted one of the largest steam galas on the European continent with 9 big German engines fired up and running back and forth all day long on both Saturday and Sunday between Apeldoorn and Dieren, not far from Utrecht! They published an intensive timetable with 93 separate train moves as they ran the different power and rotated them with the different passenger and freight train sets. Saturday was gloomy but Sunday was bright and beautiful! What a great weekend! The crowds were huge, the food was good, the model trains and train show was fun, and the steam traction on display was fun too!

-Jim Fetchero

 








Date: 09/04/23 06:23
Re: Steam in the Netherlands
Author: RailRyder

Here are a few more from the weekend's festival.

-Jim Fetchero








Date: 09/04/23 06:25
Re: Steam in the Netherlands
Author: RailRyder

Just a few more .  . . 








Date: 09/04/23 06:27
Re: Steam in the Netherlands
Author: RailRyder

This event was worth a trip across the Atlantic!

I highly recommend it!

-Jim Fetchero
 






Date: 09/04/23 06:51
Re: Steam in the Netherlands
Author: RailRyder

A few video clips from the weekend.

-Jim

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Date: 09/04/23 06:52
Re: Steam in the Netherlands
Author: RailRyder

An amazing weekend without a doubt!

-Jim Fetchero

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Date: 09/04/23 14:41
Re: Steam in the Netherlands
Author: PasadenaSub

Outstanding coverage with photos and videos of the event!

Rich



Date: 09/04/23 21:53
Re: Steam in the Netherlands
Author: railsmith

RailRyder Wrote:
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> This event was worth a trip across the Atlantic!
>
> I highly recommend it!

Is it an annual event?



Date: 09/04/23 22:21
Re: Steam in the Netherlands
Author: RailRyder

Yes!



Date: 09/05/23 07:11
Re: Steam in the Netherlands
Author: jkh2cpu

Looks like a lot of fun :-) Thanks for the post!



Date: 09/05/23 12:06
Re: Steam in the Netherlands
Author: gregscholl

Good to see these images and videos. In March 1975 I made a special trip to Europe, and specifically to do a cab ride in one of the 3-cylnder pacifics before they were withdrawn. I rode in the engine you saw, 1075, at 72 miles an hour between Rheine and Nordeich Mole and return.
Good memories.
Cheers,
Greg Scholl
 



Date: 09/05/23 15:09
Re: Steam in the Netherlands
Author: Rule99

Looks like a great weekend.  Thanks for photos and video! 



Date: 09/05/23 18:21
Re: Steam in the Netherlands
Author: kurtarmbruster

Wow, what fun! I didn't know Dutch steam engine design was so like German--thanks for the look.



Date: 09/05/23 18:39
Re: Steam in the Netherlands
Author: gregscholl

kurtarmbruster Wrote:
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> Wow, what fun! I didn't know Dutch steam engine
> design was so like German--thanks for the look.

I believe most are German engines.  I know they bought the 1075 years ago, so probably the rest are purchased, or are borrowed for the event.
Greg



Date: 09/05/23 23:36
Re: Steam in the Netherlands
Author: gobbl3gook




Date: 09/06/23 07:06
Re: Steam in the Netherlands
Author: kurtarmbruster

Ah, okay, thanks Greg.



Date: 09/06/23 08:22
Re: Steam in the Netherlands
Author: train1275

Excellent coverage !



Date: 09/06/23 10:20
Re: Steam in the Netherlands
Author: RailRyder

Thanks for all the kind words everyone!  All of the steam engines this past weekend were German engines. All of the diesel engines were Dutch engines. Two of the steam engines were visiting from Rotterdam, they rest belong on the VSM here.

Cheers!

-Jim Fetchero
 



Date: 09/17/23 18:23
Re: Steam in the Netherlands
Author: 567Chant

In Pic 3 there are two trackside elements approximately 30 feet apart. They are white boards approx 2 feet wide and 10 feet tall, with black horizontal 'rungs'. Each assembly is canted 'down-track' at 45°.
What is their function?
TIA!
...Lorenzo



Date: 09/20/23 09:00
Re: Steam in the Netherlands
Author: petmew

Baak/two baken: they say 'whoosh' when you pass them at speed, alerting you for the approaching signal.

https://wetten.overheid.nl/BWBR0017707/2023-09-01/0 scroll to 4.3.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/20/23 09:05 by petmew.




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