That Which Survives
7th July 2007

Rotterdam :


Our train arrives with 5814 (ex-BR 58038) at the helm

Photo: Duncan Jennings

Rotterdam :


Awaiting the off at Rotterdam

Photo: Denzil Morgan

Lage Zwaluwe :


Arriving at Lage Zwaluwe

Photo: Pascal Martens

near Moerdijk  :


...it's all off for a photo stop with 6703 (ex-SNCB 6391)

Photo: Duncan Jennings

near Moerdijk  :


Mercia stewards co-ordinate the stop

Photo: Duncan Jennings

near Moerdijk  :


We walk to this path...

Photo: Duncan Jennings

near Moerdijk  :


... and look back to where the train has reversed to ...

Photo: Denzil Morgan

near Moerdijk  :


... then we get a run past and this kind of picture

Photo: Duncan Jennings

near Moerdijk  :


Time for one last arty shot under the carriages as we re-board

Photo: Duncan Jennings

Dr. W. Kolb factory :


This is as far as we got in the Moerdijk area.

Photo: Pascal Martens

near Moerdijk  :


Then it was back towards Lage Zwaluwe...

Photo: Pascal Martens

Lage Zwaluwe :


...where we were passed by this freight

Photo: Duncan Jennings

Near Oosterhout :


Then it was off to Oosterhout.

Photo: Pascal Martens

Oosterhout :


Where we had another chance for a photo, this one taken before the engine had run round at the end of the branch...

Photo: Denzil Morgan

Oosterhout :


... and this one taken afterwards.

Photo: Duncan Jennings

Zevenbergschenhoek :


Then with the 58 and 12 back on we headed for Breda and Utrecht.

Photo: Pascal Martens

Utrecht :


Running the engines round at Utrecht gives a reasonable shot of 1251 (ex-NS 1215).

Photo: Duncan Jennings

Utrecht :


Meanwhile at the other end of the train 6703 sits in the sun.

Photo: Denzil Morgan

Utrecht :


Before being joined by the 58 and the 12.

Photo: Denzil Morgan

Utrecht :


And then we're ready to go again.

Photo: Denzil Morgan

Dieren :


Then at Dieren we had to shuffle the engines round again.

Photo: Duncan Jennings

Beekbergen :


From Eerbeek to Beekbergen we were piloted by English Electric shunter 661

Photo: Duncan Jennings

Beekbergen :


Whilst the 58 brought up the rear.

Photo: Duncan Jennings

Beekbergen :


VSM have an array of old Dutch diesels at Beekbergen including these 4 : 2233, 2530, 301 and 2459.

Photo: Duncan Jennings

Rotterdam :


After regaining the main line at Apeldoorn we had a non-stop run to Rotterdam via a diversionary route due to a power failure at Utrecht so no photos of that bit, but back at journey's end in Rotterdam the 58 was restarted to take the empties out.

Photo: Duncan Jennings

Rotterdam :


While this time 6703 and 1251 brought up the rear.

Photo: Duncan Jennings

Other photos of the tour can be found here, here and here.


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