Friday, 14 September 2012

SNCB Type 1 Steam Locomotive No 1002, Belgium.

SNCB (Societe Nationale des Chemins de fer Belges) Type 1 were 4-6-2 steam locomotives built in 1935 for working heavy express passenger trains. Fifteen locomotives were built by the Societe Annonyme la Metallurgique at their Tubize factory.  They were retired in 1962, and one locomotive, 1.002 has been preserved by SNCB. It is displayed at the Treignes railway museum of heritage railway in the south of Belgium.

The museum presents you with a collection "from times gone-by" as well as the story of the industrial and railway history of Belgium. You will find on four of the 100m tracks, old steam locomotives, diesel auto-rails, locomotives from the 1950's, passenger coaches and railway maintenance vehicles. This museum was founded in 1994 and is situated on the grounds of the old international railway station.

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