30th April 2005

N.V.B.S. Excursies
Koninginnedagrit 2005

Loco Used ACTS 5812 (ex-UK 58044)
Stock Used 5x VSM (Veluwsche Stoomtrein Maatschappij) bogied stock

??? : 09.50 Apeldoorn to Dieren
31101D : 13.24 Dieren to Venlo
31102D : 16.06 Venlo to Apeldoorn

Loco(s) Route
5812 Apeldoorn - Dieren - Arnheim - Nijmegen - Venlo
5812 Venlo - Eindhoven - 's-Hertongenbosch - (via Utrecht avoider) - Amersfoort - Apeldoorn

5812 near Beekbergen (photo: Dave Craik)

5812 at Nijmegen alongside a Dutch Railways EMU (photo: Dave Craik)

Notes :
(1) NVBS have been running an annual Queen's Day trip since the 1930's (Queen's Day is the celebration of the coronation of the Dutch Queen). As it happens this was the Silver Jubilee of Queen Beatrix. 26 minute late departure from Apeldoorn due to late arrival of the stock from the VSM base at Beekbergen. Arrival at Dieren was as booked at 1310. Departure from Dieren and arrival/departure at Venlo all as booked. 10 minute early arrival back in Apeldoorn. 6 or 7 phot stops/run pasts on VSM line were followed by short breaks/phot stops at Nijmegen, Venlo (run round) and 's-Hertogenbosch. 8 UK cranks aboard train.

Source : Dave Craik

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