Saturday, 19 November 2016

Making tracks at the National railwaymuseum Utrecht

The Railway Museum (Dutch: Spoorwegmuseum) in Utrecht is the Dutch national railway museum. It was established in 1927 and since 1954 has been housed in the "Maliebaan station", a former railway station.

Apart from trains there is a nice colection of historical buildings from various part of the Netherlands.

The train collection covers many types of locomotives from the earliest steam to modern electrics and diesels.

The earliest history of Dutch steam is shown by an interactive display where you walk throught the workshops to the event of the first steam train pulled bu the famous "Arend" locomotive
You can climb up into the signal box and when you look down the view is like the perfect model train set.
 Inside a volunteer shows you the workings in detail.