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Schiedam train disaster

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Location type: Dam
Location address: Nederland, Zuid-Holland
Number of texts: 1
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Made by | Reference Targaryen | © CC 3.0
Made by | Reference | © CC 3.0

The Schiedam train disaster took place in the Netherlands on 4 May 1976 near the station Schiedam Rotterdam-West. The international Rhine Express boat train (D-train D215) from Hook of Holland, which left for Munich and was hauled by NS Class 1300 electric locomotive no. 1311 Best collided with a train of the then new sprinter type, (trainset 2008 of Stoptrein 4116) coming from Rotterdam. The collision caused the death of 24 people (in the forward carriage of the 2008), 5 severe casualties and several tens of less severe wounded.

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