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We headed off towards Zwolle and Arnhem on Monday - as there were a number of new units on the Arriva Nederland and Connexxion operated routes around that area which required observing. These are Stadler units of 2 or 3 car formations. We found what we were looking for and also had a further go at the IRM units and the newly refurbished and reformed DDX 4 and 6 car units. These last were originally built as DD-AR some working with built power cars, others with Cl.17 locomotives. All now run with fully refurbished power cars. We spent time train watching at Zwolle, Zutphen and Arnhem, before making our way to Utrecht and to revisit a Chinese restaurant in the shopping arcade above the Station for dinner.

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Zutphen
1732 Zutphen 06Jun16 Malcolm Hammond
  Introduced in 1992 NS class 1700 became the mainstay of locomotive hauled passenger trains (including permanently coupled double deck EMU cars). Many were stored with the introduction of new trains and the rebuilding of the DDAR coaches at 4 or 6 car EMUs. However, a shortage of trains (again) has seen several trains taken out of store. NS 1732 is leaving Zutphen on a stopping train to Nijmegen. Photograph taken on Monday 6th June. Malcolm Hammond

Zutphen
41 Zutphen 06Jun16 Steve Ollive
  Built in 2001 Alstom's Lint-41 Articulated DMUs are seen all around Europe. Syntus 41 is seen at Zutphen with a service to Hengelo. Photograph taken on Monday 6th June.Steve Ollive

Zutphen
41 Zutphen 06Jun16 Malcolm Hammond
  Built in 2001 Alstom's Lint-41 Articulated DMUs are seen all around Europe. Syntus 41 is seen at Zutphen with a service to Hengelo along with a Stadler Spurt (GTW2/8) Articulated DMU operated by Arriva about to work a sevice to Winterswijk. Photograph taken on Monday 6th June.Malcolm Hammond

Zwolle
2632 Zwolle 06Jun16 Steve Ollive
  Introduced in 2009 class 2600 is a 6 car articulated EMU built by Bombardier and is based on the DBAG class 425 units. Unit 2632 is seen at Zwolle ready to work a service to Utrecht Centraal. Photograph taken on Monday 6th June.Steve Ollive

Arnhem
5043 Arnhem 06Jun16 Steve Ollive
  Built in 2012 Stadler Spurt (GTW2/8) Articulated DMUs are seen all around Europe. Connexxion (BRENG) 5043 is seen at Arnhem with a service to Doetinchem. Photograph taken on Monday 6th June.Steve Ollive

Zwolle
NS 709 Zwolle 06Jun16 Tony Skinner
  Nedtrain shunter 709 seen at Zwolle. Photograph taken on Monday 6th June.Tony Skinner

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