The Neutral Zone (27th May 2000)

Leuven :
5905 (already "failed") and 5950 arrive "light engine" and are about to head for the yard to collect the tour coaches.
 
Schaerbeek depot :
5950 & 5905 pause during a depot visit and photo-stop.
 
Schaerbeek depot :
2621 & 2634 were amongst the locos stabled on the depot. This pair was used on the railtour later in the day.
Dendermonde :
Another photo-stop for 5950 & 5905.
Terneuzen (Holland) :
NS 2210 waits to leave on the return leg to Belgium.
near Terneuzen (Holland) :
NS 2210 crosses the "kanaal van Gent".

Photo : Roland Korving

 

Sas-Van-Gent :
NS 2210 again, about to hand over to 5108 & 5118 (seen on the left).
Sas-Van-Gent :
NS 2210 after removal from the train.

Photo : Duncan Jennings

Sas-Van-Gent :
All swap - 5118 & 5108 on to the train and NS 2210 alongside.
just south of Sas-Van-Gent :
5118 & 5108 heading back towards Gent, having just crossed the Dutch/Belgian border.

Photo : Roland Korving

Ertvelde :
Unscheduled photo-stop for 5118 & 5108 at the disused station of Ertvelde.
Leuven :
Tours end - 2621 & 2634 having brought the train in from Schaerbeek.

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