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Sunday started off with a visit to the National Railway Museum in Utrecht. Usually there is a special train service from Utrecht Centraal to Maliebaan where the Museum is located, but with all the track and station rebuilding work going this service has been suspended, so we were directed to a bus which would take us to a stop just a short walk from the Museum. A good time was had there culminating with a ride on the 'ghost train' - if we are true railway enthusiasts we have to try out all types of railways!

Moving on then to Amsterdam for the afternoon, most of the group headed off to the Amsterdam Tram Museum whilst your scribe remained on Amsterdam Centraal station to start work on the IRM unit formations. Took me a little while but I sussed out how the European Vehicle Numbers (EVNs) related to the individual vehicle numbers (the EVNs being somewhat easier to read from a distance!). However, this does rely on the EVNs and the vehicle numbers being accurately applied - which not all are! Those who went to the tram museum had the opportunity to ride on several historic trams along a dedicated track, some of which was a railway line. The visit was finished off in style when the Duty Operations Manager opened up the whole shed to show us all the other trams and service vehicles.

Dinner this evening was taken in the First Class Lounge at Amsterdam Centraal -more of which later in the week.

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Amsterdam Centraal
E186-118 Amsterdam Centraal 05Jun16 Richard Morris
  Bombardier TRAXX type MS2e multi-voltage locomotive 186-118 is one of many leased by NS, originally for the ill-fated FYRA service and painted Red, seen arriving at Amsterdam Centraal with a High Speed Service from Rotterdam Centraal. Photograph taken on Sunday 5th June.Richard Morris

Amsterdam Centraal
NS 6-car IRM Amsterdam Centraal 05Jun16 Richard Morris
  One of a large fleet of 4 and 6 car double deck EMUs (originally built as 3 and 4 car units) is seen at Amsterdam Centraal. Photograph taken on Sunday 5th June.Richard Morris

Rotterdam Centraal
2863 Rotterdam Centraal 05Jun16 Malcolm Hammond
  Bombardier TRAXX type MS2e multi-voltage locomotive 186-424 owned by Railpool is one of the first of a batch to be leased by SNCB for Benelux services between Amsterdam Centraal and Bruxelles midi, seen arriving at Rotterdam Centraal. Photograph taken on Sunday 5th June.Malcolm Hammond

Utrecht Railway Museum
WD 73755 Utrecht Railway Museum 05Jun16 Steve Ollive
  WD73755 'Longmoor' (Built 1945 by North British) was sold to Nederlandse Spoorwegen after the second world war as number 5085 and withdrawn in 1952 for preservation. Photograph taken on Sunday 5th June.Steve Ollive

Utrecht Railway Museum
49 Nestor Utrecht Railway Museum 05Jun16 Tony Skinner
  2-4-0 steam locomotive 49 'Nestor' inside the Utrecht Railway museum. Photograph taken on Sunday 5th June.Tony Skinner

Utrecht Museum
NS 137 Utrecht Museum 05Jun16 Irene Rabbitts
  NS 137 'Sik' built in Amsterdam in 1932 (works no: 630). Photograph taken on Sunday 5th JuneIrene Rabbitts

Utrecht Railway Museum
WD 70269 Utrecht Railway Museum 05Jun16 Andy Davies
  WD70269 (0-6-0 Built 1944 by LMS at Derby). Photograph taken on Sunday 5th June.Andy Davies

Utrecht Railway museum
2498 Utrecht Railway museum 05Jun16 Tony Skinner
  Former NS freight locomotive 2498 on the turntable outside Utrecht Railway museum. Photograph taken on Sunday 5th June.Tony Skinner

Utrecht Railway Museum
1125 Utrecht Railway Museum 05Jun16 Steve Ollive
  The NS Class 1100, based on the SNCF class BB8100 were built between 1950 and 1956 and rebuilt between 1978 and 1982. Most of the class were withdrawn by 1999. 1125 is preserved as part of the national collection at the National Railway Museum in Utrecht. Photograph taken on Sunday 5th June.Steve Ollive

Malliebaan
ticket office Malliebaan 05Jun16 Tony Skinner
  ticket office at MalliebaanTony Skinner

Electrische Museumtramlijn Amsterdam
330 Electrische Museumtramlijn Amsterdam 05Jun16 Steve Ollive
  Amsterdam tram 330 (built 1919) has been preserved at the Electrische Museumtramlijn Amsterdam at Haarlemmermeerstation. This vehicle has been fitted with a diesel engine and works as the depot shunter. It is inside one of the depot buildings at Haarlemmermeerstation. Photograph taken on Sunday 5th June.Steve Ollive

Electrische Museumtramlijn Amsterdam
465 Electrische Museumtramlijn Amsterdam 05Jun16 Steve Ollive
  Amsterdam tram 465 (built 1929) has been preserved at the Electrische Museumtramlijn Amsterdam at Haarlemmermeerstation. It is just arriving at station Amstelveen heading for Haarlemmermeerstation. Photograph taken on Sunday 5th June.Steve Ollive

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