Ticket To Ride: The Railways Of The Netherlands - The East

  |  Buy to Own: 28/02/2005
  |  58 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC
Ticket To Ride: The Railways Of The Netherlands - The East Film Poster


Dutch rail adventure starting at Geldermalsen on the old Betuwe line before heading east, crossing the Waal at Zaltbommel on a magnificent lattice bridge and arriving at Den Bosch where Thalys and Benelux trains are taking the long way round to Amsterdam. The journey continues at Tilburg, Boxtel and Best where freight trains pour through on their way to Venlo and Germany. The ERS class 66s work straight through the night on their run to Speyer and the journey continues south from Venlo to Roermond where a freight is bound for Belgium. Sittard is a junction station but of more interest is Born where DSM are caught loading melamine bound for Berlin. Maastricht is a great place to admire fine station architecture and Heerlen for the international shuttle to Aachen. Finally to Simpleveld and the Miljoenenlijn of the Zuid-Limburgse Stoomtrein Maatschappij and their superb collection of steam locos and venerable coaches. The film is narrated by Phyllis Watts.