I spent 2012's Ascension Day at the Veluwsche Stoomtrein Maatschappij (Steam Train Co of the Veluwe). The VSM has the largest collection of German steam locomotives in the Netherlands. Why German locos? Well that's simple: at the time the preservation movement in the Netherlands got hold in the early seventies Dutch steam locomotives were extinct whereas the West German and East German locos were still in active service. With the demise of steam especially after the end of the DDR a large quantity of steam locomotives came available.