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Heembeton Concrete
Hasselt
 
Gauge : 900mm
Status : Ceased
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Date: June 1996

Date: June 1996

Date: June 1996

Heembeton Concrete was near Zwolle in Holland. The company produced concrete flooring at this location, and operated a 900mm internal railway to move the concrete parts from the production buildings to the stockyard. These pictures were taken in 1996.

As the tracks emerged from the each of the production buildings they joined up, and then traveled round the stockyard in a large loop.

The concrete parts were carried on pairs of bogies which could take a 16 tonne load.

 

Date: June 1996

Date: June 1996

Date: June 1996

The company had three Diema locos at the time of he visit. Previously 2 Jung locos were used, which have now been preserved. No1(Diema 2497) is the heaviest loco of 8.2 tonnes, and was built in 1962.

No.2(Diema 4255) was one of two DFL60 Diemas, which were regauged in the company's own workshops.

There were three large portal cranes covering the yard, and the concrete sections are lifted on and off using a large harness at each end of the sections.

Date: June 1996

Date: June 1996

Once the concrete sections were offloaded into the stockyard, the portal cranes were used to load road vehicles as required. With the cranes, trains, fork lifts, and large lorries all moving in the yard, it could be a very busy place.

Diema No.1 pictured outside the fabrication building.

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