14th February 1997

Along Different Lines
Going Bananas

Locos Used SNCB: 5111 & 7376
DB: 365 224-5

Route :
52224 : Rhodesie Yard to
Muizen Yard
41151 : Muizen Yard to Aachen West Yard
40212 : Aachen West Yard to Antwerpen Berchem

This tour was in the form of one AK (K1) coach attached to daily banana train to Aachen.

Loco(s) Route
5111

Antwerpen Centraal Antwerpen Oost Antwerpen Noorderdokken Y Schijn Y Ekerse Dijk Line 27A - Y Noorderlaan Y Leopold Rhodesie Yard

7376 Shunt in Rhodesie Yard
5111

Rhodesie Yard Y Leopold Y Noorderlaan Y Ekerse Dijk Y Schijn Antwerpen Noorderdokken - Antwerpen Dam Berchem Y Drabstraat Y Liersesteenweg Hove Y Duffel Y Sint Katelijne Waver Y Muizen Muizen Yard Hever Y Dijlebrug Y Holsbeek Aarschot Diest Hasselt Bilzen Y Glons Vise Haut Montzen Moresnet Viaduct Gemmenich Aachen West Yard

365 224-5 Shunt in Aachen West Yard
5111

Aachen West Yard Gemmenich Montzen Y Glons Bilzen Hasselt Diest Y Oost Aarshot - Heist-op-den-Berg - Lier Y Aubry - Y Krijgsbaan Antwerpen Berchem (2)

Notes:
(1) No times provided for Antwerpen Centraal to Rhodesie Yard.
(2) Passengers alighted at Berchem, train went on to Antwerpen Noord C1.

Janet Cottrell comments: This was the second of a pair of virtually identical trips an extra tour having been arranged to run the previous day due to the number of bookings, the train being restricted to one coach only. The times handed out showed the train to start from Belgische Basis yard, but it actually started from Rhodesie Yard for reasons unknown. There were two alternative schedules, the one actually taken via Muizen Yard and a different one starting later but avoiding Muizen. On the return, the passengers disembarked at Berchem station but the train continued onto Antwerpen Noord Yard.

Source : Janet & John Cottrell (on the train throughout)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Janet Cottrell)

Location Booked Actual
Rhodesie Yard ? ?
Belgische Basis 12.54d ?
Antwerpen Dam 13.20a ~ 13.21d ?
Antwerpen Oost 13/26 13/42
Y Drabstraat ? 13/55
Y Liersesteenweg 13/33 13/57
Y Duffel 13/40 14/07
Y Sint Katelijne Waver 13/45 14/14
Y Muizen 13/52 14/19
Muizen Yard 13.54a ~ 14.45d 14.21 ~ 14.45
Pick up train 41151 from Zeebrugge and continues as 41151
Muizen 14/46 14/46
Y Holsbeek 15/02 15/03
Aarschot 15/12 15/17
Diest 15/31 15/32
Hasselt WDT 15.50a ~ 15.51d 15.49 ~ 15.50
Hasselt 15.53a ~ 15.54d 15.52 ~ 15.54
Bilzen 16/09 16/11
Tongeren 16/17 16/22
Vise Haut 16/35 16/37
Montzen 17/03 17/00
Gemmenich 17/21 17/13
Aachen West 17.27a ~ 18.12d 17.26 ~ 18.00
Gemmenich 18/25 ?
Montzen 18.39a ~ 18.48d 18.27 ~ 18.42
Vise Haut 19/10 ?
Tongeren 19/30 19/18
Bilzen 19/40 ?
Hasselt 19/55 19.40a ~ 19.42d
Diest 20/13 20.02a ~ 20.34d
Lier 20.49a ~ 20.55d 21.11 ~ 21.12
Y Aubry 21/02 21/21
Y Krijgsbaan 21/03 ?
Antwerpen Berchem ? 21.28a ~ ??.??d
Antwerpen Oost 21/11 -
Antwerpen Dam 21.16a ~ 21.17d -
Antwerpen Noord C1 21.29a -


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