Events

1. en. 2 april 2018
Eastern, Egg hunt for kids

10. mei 2018
Ascension Day, Dutch steam train day

11. mei 2018
Internal Combustion Engine Day

16. juni 2018
Open day Museum Buurtspoorweg Haaksbergen

7., 8. en 9. 2018
LEGO Days

9. september 2018
Heritage open days ‘European year of cultural heritage’

21. oktober 2018
Autumn Steam Day

27., 28. en 29. december 2018
Winter trips.

 

 

NS 7742 “Bello”

Steam locomotive NS 7742 was delivered in 1914 by the Schwartzkopff company in Berlin to the then Hollandse IJzeren Spoorwegmaatschappij (HIJSM). After having served as a locomotive for local (light) trains in the North of the Province of North Holland and the Haarlemmermeer the engine arrived in the Twente region. She was often employed on local trains between for example Ruurlo, Haaksbergen, Boekelo and Enschede or Hengelo. In 1932 the engine finally moved to Alkmaar. She served there until the closure in 1955 of the line from Alkmaar to Bergen aan Zee, which was well frequented by beach holiday makers.

The ringing of the bell during the passage of village centres gave many local trains and trams in our country the nickname “Bello”. This also happened to the engines on the line to Bergen aan Zee. Of the many Bello’s which there have been in our country, only loc NS 7742 has remained. As a commemoration to “Bello”, locomotive 7742 was plinthed in the village centre of Bergen.The engine stood there until 1978, when the machine was donated to the Museum steam tram Hoorn-Medemblik, where the locomotive was restored until 1985 into running condition.

Since then the beautiful engine is in service between Hoorn and Medemblik. In 2013 and 2014 she receieved a general overhaul, enabling her to keep steaming for many years to come.