posted on 31st May 2021 22:34
On 19 May 2021 the Dutch National Transport Museum (NTM; www.sntm.nl) has inspected the ex-NS Type DE IV TEE train, which is standing on the Dijksgracht yard at Amsterdam. There are only coaches remaining, five in total, of which two driving trailers. Power cars have been scrapped already long time ago.
The NTM has become owner of the legendary TEE in late 2020, which in the end will be displayed at its future location at Nieuw-Vennep, near Amsterdam airport Schiphol. The TEE has not ran for many years, but has to be removed from the present location as Dutch rail infrastructure manager Prorail is to start a rail construction project on the spot.
Due to the long standstill in the open air, the TEE set has been exposed to weather conditions influencing the its condition negatively. Works will be carried out to get the train in a better condition, sufficient for rolling away as a special transport. NTM is having support from the technical rail assistance supplier MooijSPOOR and international legal rail assistance Q-Rail.eu.
Both companies are cooperating more often and have an extended experience in complex rail projects with difficult technical, operational and legal circumstances. The project to rescue the iconic TEE set needs more financial support. A crowd funding for this project has started on: https://www.gofundme.com/f/aankoop-teetrein-fase-1