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Theme: Klokkenlaan

Setting: (Small) towns. Dutch.
Function(s): Railway related buildings.
Construction period: Around 1880 - 1900.

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Tenement for the signalman.

Background information: These kind of houses were frequently found near railroad crossings. Mostly in the province of Noord-Brabant (southern Netherlands). Originally owned by the railroad company and meant for the signalman to live in. His job was to maintain his part of the rai …


Merchandise Booth

Background information: This type of merchandise booth was built in Noord-Brabant, and other provinces as well. One of them was built in the town of Waalwijk and was demolished in 1989. The same type of booth was built in Drunen, Geertruidenberg, Vlijmen and Waspik (nearby towns) …


Service Building

Background information: The Service Building is a building next to the station for extra services. There is space for temporary stock of goods like luggage and mail. Railroad staff who change shifts have their own room. There is also space to store several attributes which are us …


Weight Bridge

Background information: A weighbridge is of all times. In the past, almost every freight yard had a weighbridge. Today they are found mainly on large freight yards and industrial sites. This weighbridge served until around 1955 in the medium-sized city Waalwijk. Especially befor …


Railway station Klokkenlaan

Background information: This station, built in 1883, served the town of Waalwijk. Together with the "Service building" it had several functions; waiting areas for passengers, counters for tickets and railway offices. Railwayworkers lived upstairs in the apartment. In 1963/1964 t …


Saver Pack: Tenement for the signalman.

Background information: These kind of houses were frequently found near railroad crossings. Mostly in the province of Noord-Brabant (southern Netherlands). Originally owned by the railroad company and meant for the signalman to live in. His job was to maintain his part of the rai …


Tool shed

Background information: The tool shed is an outbuilding to support the Tenement for the signalman. These sheds were used to store all kinds of tools that the signalman needed to keep his part of the railroad operational. In the shed was a heavy wooden workbench, tools were prese …


Coal Bunker

Background information: At every yard where steam locomotives spent the night was a coal bunker with, in this case, an attached barn for twigs and easy combustible material present. Firing up a steam locomotive was in fact almost never done with coal alone. This bunker was built …


Signal box

Background information: In the past, signals and turnouts were operated locally from a signal box. Since the fifties of the last century, operation of the railway network has increasingly taken place from a small number of key posts where train dispatchers control all elements. …


Signal box

Background information: In the past signals and turnouts were operated locally from a signal box. Since the fifties of the last century, operation of the railway network has increasingly taken place from a small number of key posts where train dispatchers control all elements. T …


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