February 24, 2013

0519 NETHERLANDS (Netherlands / Overijssel) - The locomotive Magda from Museum Buurt Spoorweg

In two previous posts (here and here) I wrote about two locomotives exposed to the Museum Buurt Spoorweg (MBS), a railway museum located in Haaksbergen. The locomotive in the picture (named Locomotive Nr. 6 - De Magda) is also hosted in this museum. The locomotive was delivered in 1925 by SA des Ateliers de Construction de la Meuse (Sclessin-Liège, Belgium) to the metal factory Overpelt-Hoboken, being used as shuntingengine. In the early 80s she was acquired by mr. Jans, but he left the engine availbable for the Toeristische Trein Zolder (Tourist Train Zolder). After the closure of the tourist branch, the engine was stored in Mons, in the south of Belgium. In 1994 the MBS started the negotiations with Mr. Jans, and the engine was bought in 1995.

In 1998 the restauration started with the old boiler through the MBS-led workshop was disapproved. A new boiler had to be designed, in contrast to the original, this whole welded instead of riveted. Moreover, was made the choice to put the engine in the colours of the former Nederlandsche Centraal Spoorweg-Maatschappij (Dutch Central Railroad Company), according to prescribtions from 1910. In 1999 the engine was set at service and appears to be a very suitable machine, a witness to the fact that the locomotive in 1999, more than 2000 kilometers took off between Haaksbergen and Boekelo. The machine is very economical, easily pulls a train of eight cars and is therefore very suitable for the MBS-train.

About the stamp
The stamp is one of the two presented by Netherlands for the theme Visit..., chosen for Europa Stamps 2012, about which I wrote here.

Locomotive 6 van de Museum Buurt Spoorweg (MBS) - De Nederlandse Museummaterieel Database
Engine details:6 / Magda - Steamloco.info

sender: Annemieke Reinderink (direct swap)
sent from Haarlo (Netherlands), on 16.09.2012

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