Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Opheylissem / Hélécine ...

... former vicinal tram station 'Al Tram' ...

... SNCV-logo and old postcards ...

... Type 18 steam tram locomotive ...
... A typical Vicinal steam tram of the 1920s.
Many of these SNCV Type 18 locomotives ran
on the Belgian country lines before diesel trams ...
source: dvigar-phototrans.eu/autobusy

... The sugar factory at Tienen was one of the largest in Belgium.
It was served by Vicinal lines from three directions, on which
each autumn a comprehensive sugar-beet traffic took place.

Opheylissem and Ezemaal was part of the Jodoigne-Tienen line ...

vicinal tramway ... (EN)
by en.wikipedia.org
... The Tramways vicinaux or Buurtspoorwegen were
a system of narrow gauge tramways or local railways
in Belgium, which covered the whole country and had
a greater route length than the mainline railway system ...

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