24th April 1993

1501 Werkgoep
The Dutch Northlander

Locos Used NS 1501, 2244, 2266, 2270 & 2275
EMU's Used NS 2858, 2867 & 2868

Route :

Traction Route
EMU's 2867+2868 Hoek van Holland Haven - Rotterdam Centraal - Rotterdam Zuid (tunnel south portal)
EMU's 2867+2868 Rotterdam Zuid (tunnel south portal) - Rotterdam Centraal - Ijsselmonde
2275+2270+2266+2244+1501 (2) Ijsselmonde - Rotterdam Centraal - Rotterdam Noord Goerderen
1501 Rotterdam Noord Goerderen - Gouda - Woerden - Utrecht Centraal - Geldermalsen - s-Hertogenbosch - Oss - Nijmegen - Arnhem - Zutphen - Deventer Goederen - Zwolle Lijnwerkplaats (Loco works)
1501 Zwolle Lijnwerkplaats - Deventer - Zutphen - Arnhem - (3) - Utrecht Centraal - ?Gouda? - Rotterdam Centraal
EMU's 2858+2867 Rotterdam Centraal - Hoek van Holland

Notes :
(1)
The tour was advertised as the first train go through the new Rotterdam Tunnel which replaced the high level route between Rotterdam Centraal and Rotterdam Zuid but the south end of the route was not completed  in time. As a result the tour started with the EMUs which ran through the tunnel to the south end for a photo stop before reversing to Rotterdam Centraal.
(2) 1501 dead-in-tow.
(3)
Confirmation of route between Arnhem and Utrecht is required. Other route detail provided by Glenn Ford;
a) The EMU from Hook van Holland to Rotterdam Tunnel mouth did Maasluis goods loop.
b) 1501 between Rotterdam to Zwolle traversed the Gouda relief line, Woerden centre platform, Nijmegen goods line & Deventer Station goods loop.
c) 1501 on the return did Deventer Station goods & Zupten goods loop.

Sources : Pete Drury (joined/left the train at Rotterdam Centraal) & Glenn Ford

Timings (Booked Only)
(from Pete Drury)

Location Booked
Hoek van Holland Haven 08.06d
Rotterdam Centraal 08.34a ~ 08.36d
Rotterdam Zuid 08p41a ~ 08p53d
Rotterdam Centraal 09.00a ~ 09.01d
Ijsselmonde 09p10a ~ 10p09d
Rotterdam Centraal 10.19a ~ 10.20d
Rotterdam Noord Goederen 10L27a ~ 10L45d
Utrecht Centraal 11.25a ~ 11.28d
Geldermalsen 11p47a ~ 11p58d
's-Hertogenbosch 12p15a ~ 12p46d
Oss 13p02a ~ 13p15d
Nijmegen 13/33
Arnhem 13/48
Zutphen 14/12
Deventer Goederen 14p24a ~ 14p48d
Swolle Lijnwerkplaats 15.16a ~ 16.45d
Olst 17p02a ~ 17p10d
Deventer 17.19 ~ 17.23
Zutphen 17/41
Dieren 17p50a ~ 18p03d
Arnhem 18/16
Utrecht Centraal 19.01a ~ 19.02d
Rotterdam Centraal 19.39a ~ 19.53d
Hoek van Holland Haven 20.15a


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