Michiel 2005

Michiel 2005

Posted on 08/31/2008


Photo taken on August 30, 2008



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Celebration of the centenary of Haarlem Railway Station: EMU 766

Celebration of the centenary of Haarlem Railway Station: EMU 766
These trains were officially known as Mat '54 (Materiaal 1954, or material from 1954, from its year of introduction), but unofficially known as Hondekoppen (Dog's Head). They were quite heavy trains, slow to accelerate, very noise in tunnels, comfortable seats and sliding doors that could be opened during the trip. You could recognise them from far by their close-set lights. I like them.

See the movie: www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDsghrs09UE

Haarlem has a beautiful art-deco railway station. It celebrates its 100th year this year. On Saturday August 30, 2008 celebrations were held at the station. Two steam locomotives and two old electric ones made their appearance and drove all days between Haarlem and the sea-side town Zandvoort. There were some other old and new trains too.

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