Trams and trains in Belgium

In September 2001 I went to Belgium (and Luxembourg) on holiday. Here are a few badly-scanned old photographs.

[Tram]
Tram 7066 near the center of Antwerpen. 2001-09-05.

[Tram]
A modern tram in Brussels.

[Tram]
Tram 7811 at the terminus near the Atomium in Brussels.


Another Brussels tram.

[Commonwealth military cemetery]
Ramparts military cemetery, on the city walls in Ieper. The town is called Ypres in French, but is perhaps better known in Britain as "Wipers".

[Tram]
De Lijn coastal tram at Oostende, 2001-09-03.

[Railcar at Dinant]
Railcar 4508 at Dinant in the Ardennes, forming the 12.47 departure to Beauraing on 6 September 2001. These noisy little things are probably as bad as British Pacer trains – though they do have bogies, and if the driver leaves the cab door open you can see out of the front. From Beauraing to Gedinne the train was replaced by a bus, owing to electrification work.

[Tram]
A tram in the streets of Gent, 2001-09-02

[Tram]
Tram 6304 seen from the castle walls, Gent 2001-09-02

[Tram]
Tram 53 at the terminus Gent 2001-09-02. Note the "park and ride" facilities.

[Train]
Loco 6313 at Gent Sint-Pieters station.

[Train]

SNCB locomotive number 2131 in the rain.

[Belgian National Railways logo with nightcap]
The SNCB/NMBS logo, on an overnight train

Waterloo station nameboard

One of my ancestors fell at Waterloo…

[People in Napoleonic costume heading for a bar]

My my, at Waterloo Napoleon did surrender. 2001-09-08.

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