655 at Platform 1, Leiden Centraal Station 14 October 1990.
Type and origin
AAR wheel arr. C
1,435 mm ( 4 ft ) 8 in 1⁄ 2
Driver diameter 1,230 mm (48.43 in)
9.068 m (29.75 ft)
Weight on drivers
7.8 t (7.7 long tons; 8.6 short tons)
47 t (46 long tons; 52 short tons)
English Electric 6KT
30 km/h (19 mph)
Tractive effort 143 kN (32,147.68 lb
601-665 (as delivered), 671-693 (after fitment with remote control)
Hippel, Bakkie (little bin)
Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS) Class 600 diesel locomotives were built for shunting duties. Sixty-five of the locomotives were built, numbered 601-665. They were built by English Electric between 1950-1957 at either Dick, Kerr & Co. Works (601-610) in Preston, or Vulcan Foundry Works (rest) in Newton-le-Willows. They are very similar to the British Rail Class 11. Twenty-three locomotives were later fitted with radio remote-control, and renumbered in the range 671-693. In 2013 there are still two locomotives daily active in The Netherlands. One is active for Railpro in Crailoo and the other is active for LOCON Benelux in Apeldoorn.
Class 500 [ edit ]
There was also the similar NS Class 500. The difference between the two classes is that Class 600 has a "6KT"
diesel engine of 400 hp (294 kW) and a Knorr braking system for train use, a Class 500 has a "6K" diesel engine of 350 hp (260 kW) and only an engine brake.
The first ten locomotives of the class 500 were built for the War Department and were taken on by NS after the war after service in Europe. NS subsequently placed orders for a further 35 locomotives. There was also an order for 15 locomotives to be delivered without engines that would have an alternative engine fitted in the Netherlands. These were numbered as 451-465 briefly before being renumbered tp 701-715.
Post-NS use [ edit ]
This class was withdrawn by NS in the early 2000s (decade). Many have been preserved, including several which have been repatriated to England.
Some are still in use by the private company
Rotterdam Rail Feeding in the Netherlands & MiddlePeak Railways in the UK.
Privately owned 663 was moved from the Dartmoor Railway to the NRM annex at Shildon on 17 October 2006 to take up pilot duties. As of March 2012 663 is available for sale
Ribble Steam Railway, UK
Museumspoorlijn STAR, NL
Ribble Steam Railway, UK
Dutch National Railway Museum, NL
Stapelplaats Crailoo near Hilversum
Private location, UK
Weardale Railway, UK
NRM Shildon - Locomotion, UK
East Kent Light Railway, UK
Modelling [ edit ]
There is a well known and accurate
H0 scale model offered in various liveries by Roco.
References [ edit ]
External links [ edit ]