"Simpelveld to Schin op Geul by historic train" Simpelveld by egonwegh

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We took our weekend foster child R. along on a trip from Simpelveld to Schin op Geul by train with the Zuid-Limburgse Stoomtrein Maatschappij (ZLSM). The main line, some 10 miles long, runs from Schin op Geul to Kerkrade. It cost about a million guilders per kilometre to construct, hence the name 'Miljoenenlijn' or Million Guilder Line (source: leaflet)

After the regular service was discontinued, volunteers took over the exploitation, using steam engines that were bought in Sweden. This is a picture of one these historic locomotives. The station at Simpelveld also houses a small railroad museum.

Upon our return in Simpelveld we made a short tour of the countryside and ended up in Landgraaf, where we visited Mondo Verde.

  • Last visit to Simpelveld: May 2004
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