Saturday, November 20, 2010

Steam loco Jemelle - Bomal - Jemelle ...

... special occassion 'Ligne de l’Ourthe' to Bomal ...
... 150th anniversary of the Jemelle railway station
 and the 175th year of Belgian National Railways ...
   
... oil, grease, smoke and fire, the engine crews
prepare the steam locomotive for the day ...
  
... look at those wheels ! ...
  
... life's a picnic! ...
  
... Hargimont , situated between the valleys of
  the Waremme and the Hédrée rivers ...
  
... bridge 'Chemin du Point d'Arrêt' - Hargimont ...
  


... museumloc 201.010 (5910) at the end of the steamtrain ...
  

...  in the 'Bois de Petit Han' near Hazalles ...
... historic diesel locomotive 201.010 (5910), shunting
 the steamtrain back to Jemelle railway station...

... SNCB/NMBS Class 59 - (ex 201) 
...builder : Cockerill - build date : 1954–1955
... the museum locomotive 201.010 in the livrery with
 the three points star. This livrery was applied
between 1954 and the '60s ...
source: railfaneurope.net
  
 ... steamloc 2-8-0 SNCB 29.013  (1945) ... 
Montreal Locomotive Works - construction nr 74510
... to compensate for wartime losses, Belgian railways
in 1946 acquired 300 2-8-0 locomotives built in Canada.
These machines proved to be very reliable and were used
for mixed traffic until the end of the steam period,
when 29.013 hauled the last scheduled steam passenger 
train from Ath to Denderleeuw on December 20, 1966.
This machine survived in preservation 
and is used on special excursions ..
en wikipedia.org

counter