2014-09-20 175

175th railway anniversary in 175 photos
On 20 September 1839 the first Dutch public passenger rail service was opened between Haarlem and Amsterdam. On the occasion of 175th anniversary of this occasion special trains ran between the two cities and festivities were organised at either end.
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DSC03276  A play depicted the first train starring the replica of the locomotive that pulled that first train. DSC03258 DSC03261 DSC03262
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DSC03282 DSC03283  Despite it old looks Amsterdam Central is a busy and modern terminal. DSC03284 DSC03285
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DSC03298 DSC03299 DSC03301  An overview of the rolling stock used for the specials to Haarlem. DSC03302
DSC03303 DSC03304 DSC03305  The majestic American built 1200 is one of the vintage locomotives DSC03306
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DSC03316 DSC03319 DSC03320  I stumbled over a retired NedTrain collegue. We were both happy to see each other again. DSC03321
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DSC03370  I travelled to Haarlem using the normal intercity service. DSC03372 DSC03373 DSC03374
DSC03376 DSC03377  Class '24 (errm from 1924) passing the Spaarne river. DSC03384 DSC03389
DSC03393 DSC03530 DSC03529  NedTrain's Refurbishment & Overhaul plant held open day. DSC03395
DSC03396b DSC03397 DSC03400b DSC03401  R&O has two large workshops voor maintenance and repair of bogies and wheelsets.
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DSC03432 DSC03434 DSC03435  In the department for repair of  collision and fire damage. DSC03436
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DSC03521 DSC03522 DSC03523 DSC03533  Back to Haarlem station.
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