About Steam Engine 13 that is now displayed in the Netherlands Train Museum.
75 engines of this class were built in Manchester Great Britain for the Netherlands railroadsby the company Beyer Peacock & Co.
The large wheels made it useful as a passenger engine and it could reach speeds of 80 km/h.
This particular engine is the oldest original engine remaining in the Netherlands. It operated until 1932.
The tender was scavenged from another locomotive of this class, SS 8, which explode in 1868. The Stoker was killed, the engine rocketed some 30 m, but the tender remained intact.
The the engine was called De Brit – Specs – which was a reference to the front wall of the engineering space that had two windows which looked like a spectacles.
Because railroad management was worried that the crew would fall asleep, the work area was designed to be uncomfortable and only the front wall was provided as a wind shield.
This locomotive is commemorated on a collector’s coffee mug. You may buy a collector’s coffee mug for yourself of as a gift for someone at
The following links provide targeted information about Locomotives. Each page will open in a new tab so that you do not lose this page. We continually update this library with new information, so bookmark the page so that you can conveniently return to it.
|Steam Engine TY23||Steam Engine Br94||Steam Engine Ol12||Narrow Gauge Steam Engine Kp4||Standard Gauge Freight Steam Engine Ty37||Standard Gauge Passenger Steam Engine Ok55|
|Standard Gauge Passenger Steam Engine Tkt48||Standard Gauge Passenger Steam Engine Ol49||Steam Engine Cn2t Las||Standard Gauge Passenger Steam Engine Os24||Dutch Steam Engine 326||Narrow Gauge Diesel Engine Lxd2|
|Narrow Gauge Steam Engine Px48||Polish Locomotives||Skierniewice Locomotive Depot||Narrow Gauge Diesel Locomotive Lyd2||Electric Locomotive E77||Narrow Gauge Steam Engine Tx26|
|Steam Engine Okz32||Steam Engine Ok1||Steam Engine Br56||Steam Engine Borsig Bn2t 11463||Dutch Steam Engine 13||Steam Engine OKl27|