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Old Dutch Steam Locomotive

Steam Locomotive SS 326 of the Dutch Railway Museum in Utrecht in the Netherlands was built in 1881 by the factory of Beyer, Peacock & Co Ltd. to Manchester, England.

The locomotive was to purchase for drawing heavy international passenger trains.

This type was nicknamed "Big Green", because they purchase the largest of this type in Europe and was also green in color.

No less than 197 models of this type have been operation in the Netherlands.

The SS 326 was taken into service in 1881 and in 1939 it was set aside for the museum.

 

Stoomlocomotief SS 326 in het Nederlands Spoorwegmuseum in Utrecht werd in 1881 gebouwd door de fabriek van Beyer, Peacock & Co Ltd. te Manchester, Engeland.

De locomotief werd gebruikt voor het trekken van zware internationale personentreinen.

Dit type kreeg de bijnaam "Grote Groenen", omdat ze bij aanschaf het grootste van dit type in Europa was en bovendien groen gekleurd. Totaal zijn er 197 stoomlocomotieven van dit model in Nederland operationeel geweest in de periode 1881 tot 1940.

Alleen de SS 326 is in 1939 voor het Spoorwegmuseum behouden gebleven.

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Taken on July 1, 2009