Thursday, June 19, 2014

Stoomtram Hoorn - Medemblik

We took a little side-trip to Hoorn (The Netherlands) to check-out the Stoomtram Hoorn - Medemblik. This museum steam train runs a daily (!) round-trip, and even more trains during summer weekends. We decided to buy a one-way ticket for me and the kids, and Patricia would pick us up in Medemblik.
This worked out nicely since it left enough time in the day to visit the very worthwhile Zuiderzee Museum in the afternoon.

Museum steam train ready for departure in Hoorn
The train travels at a very leisurely pace through mostly rural areas. There are a couple intermediate stops, too.
The kids counted at least a dozen large rabbits running away from the train.
Yep. We're in Holland.
Arrival in Medemblik.
Locomotive Number 5 was built 1929 in Belgium for use as an industrial switcher.
The engine had a major overhaul in 2012 and is currently in regular museum service.
I find it fascinating that the smallest locomotives often have the most complicated driver arrangement.

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