~NEDERLANDS TRANSPORT MUSEUM~
÷PART OF MUSEUMPARK21÷

Copyright Ruud Leeuw Photos © R.Leeuw

There's a new kid on the block in the world of industrial heritage!
In Nieuw-Vennep (the Netherlands) a 'pop-up' museum has been created with TRANSPORT as its theme. It is a consolidation of eleven groups all aiming to preserve heritage of forms of mobility They organised themselves as 'Stichting Nederlands Transport Museum' in 2017.

The first objects for display (and restoration) have started to arrive recently: planes, busses, bicycles and all sorts.
Some of these objects had a previous home at the 'Hembrug Terrein' in Zaandam, a former ammunition factory since recent years up for redevelopment. The new owners of the Hembrug area will soon start making firmer plans and this collection had to find a new home, if it wasn't keen on paying a (much) higher rent.

The new location was found at the abandoned Lucas Bols factory (adress: Lucas Bolsstraat 7, 2152CZ Nieuw-Vennep), now better known as the redevelopment area De Pionier (The Pioneer).
For the 'Nederlands Transport Museum' this is likely to be a temporary accommodation again: in some five years we could be looking at a new area and new digs being developed: 'Park21', not very far away.

While the first report dates from 28Feb2018, the 2nd dates from 17Jul18. Subsequent updates and visits will appear on top of the page, having the most recent situation at first glance.


|- VISIT 28FEB2018 -|- VISIT 17JUL2018 -|- VISIT 25APR2019 -|


 

OPENING EXHIBITION THIJS POSTMA'S
'KUNST EN VLIEGWERK', 100 JAAR KLM

Thijs Postma in NTM - Nederlands Transport Museum
Arno van der Holst has introduced Thijs Postma to the stage, who kept it brief: thanking those involved helping
to realize this exposition and the audience for attending this venue today (25Apr2019).

Thijs Postma in NTM - Nederlands Transport Museum
I am very familiar with Postma's 'gouaches', his very detailed water colour paintings but I was quite
fascinated with his newer work, these pen drawings!

Thijs Postma in NTM - Nederlands Transport Museum
The exhibition is displayed all through the museum

Thijs Postma in NTM - Nederlands Transport Museum

Thijs Postma in NTM - Nederlands Transport Museum

The paintings by Thijs Postma (b.1934) are internationally renowned because of their precision and eye for detail.
Many people know Thijs from his illustrations in magazines like 'Kijk' and others. His KLM-posters and his box-art paintings for Revell, Monogram and Matchbox are also widely known. He designed house-styles, like the original liveries of Martinair and Transavia aircraft.
He wrote, and illustrated, succesfull aviation books, like 'Fokker, aviation builders to the World', and he designed and edited several aviation magazines, like 'Luchtvaartwereld'. [Read my profile on the magazine HERE].
Currently his articles on aviation history can be read in 'Piloot & Vliegtuig'.
His paintings adorn the walls of many prominent figures of the international aviation world. His work has been exhibited amongst others in Amsterdam, Reims, Brussels and Los Angeles.
His aviation photoarchive is one of the biggest and most accessible in the world. He told me during this venue that
he presently was expanding the archive through corresponding with someone in Russia, obtaining rare WW2 material through this source.
Postma's website shows that this artist has his talents not limited to aeroplanes.
www.thijspostmaaviation.nl

Thijs Postma in NTM - Nederlands Transport Museum
Marvelous!

Thijs Postma in NTM - Nederlands Transport Museum

Thijs Postma in NTM - Nederlands Transport Museum
Postma worked 8 months to realize this exhibition, in time to celebrate 100 years KLM - Royal Dutch Airlines

Thijs Postma in NTM - Nederlands Transport Museum

Thijs Postma in NTM - Nederlands Transport Museum
A supply of postcards was produced of Postma's work on display, nice mementos and souvenir

Thijs Postma in NTM - Nederlands Transport Museum
A booklet was produced showcasing Postma's fine work

Thijs Postma in NTM - Nederlands Transport Museum
Thijs Postma was available for meet & greet, signing the books for those who purchased one here.
All through my life, interested in aviation since my early teenage years, I have come across Postma's illustrations
in books and magazines. Amazing he has the energy to continue and produce such fine work.


NTM - Nederlands Transport Museum, 25Apr2019
Arno van der Holst adresses the audience, relating briefly on the 1 year history of the NTM and expanding
on the plans for the upcoming season and the future: Park21.

Thijs Postma in NTM - Nederlands Transport Museum

NTM - Nieuw Vennep
In a matter of weeks a production company will start making a documentary about aviation in the Netherlands
during the period 1919 - 1939; for this a replica will be built of the Fokker F-7b3M and the replica will be
used in the documentary, with state of the art technology we will see it fly once again through computer animation.
The same company that is manufacturing the Fokker F7b3M replica, Delware Company, may also built
a replica of the Pander Postjager (known for its participation in the famous London - Melbourne race)..

NTM - Nederlands Transport Museum, 25Apr2019
A few Fokker F.100 remains will serve to make a 'Fokker 10', as a display or for kids to climb on.

NTM - Nederlands Transport Museum, 25Apr2019
Arno van der Holst described events held by other societies & foundations connected to this location here at
the NTM, plus the possibilities to have receptions here for groups: a virtual beehive of growth, enthusiasm
and revenue generating events.

 

NTM - Nederlands Transport Museum, 25Apr2019
I decided to treat myself to a walk around, seeing what has changed and been added.
The DC-2 had better looking wheels donated by DDA Airlines

NTM - Nederlands Transport Museum, 25Apr2019

Koninklijke Nederlandsch-Indische Luchtvaart Maatschappij (EN: Royal Dutch Indies Airways) was the airline of the former Dutch East Indies.
Headquartered in Amsterdam, KNILM was not a subsidiary of the better-known KLM (Royal Dutch Airlines), despite the similar name. The airline had its headquarters in Amsterdam and an office in on the grounds of Tjililitan Airfield (current Halim Perdanakusuma International Airport) in Batavia (current Jakarta).

KNILM was founded on 16 July 1928 as the NILM by a group of 32 Netherlands Indian investors with a capitalization of NLG 5 million. To prevent confusion with an existing insurance company Nillmij, it was appended with the Koninklijk (Royal) title on 15Oct1928. The airline operated in the Dutch East Indies (present-day Indonesia), and later, parts of Southeast Asia and Australia.

During the Japanese attack of the Dutch East Indies, KNILM was utilized for evacuation flights and transport of troops. On 28Dec1941.
On 07Mar1942, one day before the capitulation of Java, the last KNILM aircraft took off from the Boeabatoeweg in Bandung. A number of KNILM aircraft in Darwin were destroyed by the Japanese during the bombing of Darwin. In all, 11 KNILM aircraft managed to escape to Australia: 3 Douglas DC-5s, 2 DC-3s, 2 DC-2s and 3 Lockheed Model 14 Super Electras.
en.wikipedia.org:_KNILM

NTM - Nederlands Transport Museum, 25Apr2019
Work is ongoing to make a display of the DC-2 instruments; not easy as those instruments are rare as hen's teeth!

NTM - Nederlands Transport Museum, 25Apr2019
Something of the old and the new: some progress is easily seen, others has the devil in the detail

NTM - Nederlands Transport Museum, 25Apr2019
Here obvious progress has been made, bottom page you see T-6 Harvard 'RNLAF B-69' and here we see
how it is transforming into a pre-WW2 Noorduyn NA-77 (I believe). Canada's Noorduyn Aviation built an
R-1340-AN-1-powered version of the AT-6A, which was supplied to the USAAF as the AT-16 (1,500 aircraft)
and the RAF/RCAF as the Harvard IIB (2,485 aircraft), ¬Wikipedia

NTM - Nederlands Transport Museum, 25Apr2019
The Auster Mk.3, NX537, has its engine installed

NTM - Nederlands Transport Museum, 25Apr2019

Subway carriage 23 (front section 23A, back section 23B) placed in the museum during Dec.2018, represents a significant era of transport in the Netherlands. It belongs to a generation of subway carriages named 'Zilver-meeuw'  (EN: Herring Gull) but could be heard referred to as 'koekblik' (EN: Cookie Tin) or 'container'.
Volunteers are working to remove the graffiti, but the environmentally approved stuff hardly does the trick.

NTM - Nederlands Transport Museum, 25Apr2019
The Fouga Magister MT-37 was also added after my last visit

NTM - Nederlands Transport Museum, 25Apr2019
This ia Test-Article TA-02, a Fokker F.28 test frame of a cockpit which was used in th elate-1960s/early-1970s
for static- and fatigue testing (parts of which was done in a watertank). It has also been on display in the
Luchtvaarthobbyshop in Aalsmeerderbrug near Schiphol from where it went to a privat collector for a while.

NTM - Nederlands Transport Museum, 25Apr2019
I haven't begun to show what's here at the Transport Museum other than planes...

For now I had again a very nice visit, next time I am sure I'll 'discover' more new & fascinating material!
NTM Musem - Nieuw Vennep

 

 


 

VISIT 17JUL2018

The museum was officially opened on 28Apr18 and offers an interesting selection of trains, busses and also aeroplanes
from the 1930a end 1940s. This is an update to my visit last february, a report you'll find further down this page.

National Transport Museum, Nieuw-Vennep - 17Jul2018
Less than 2 months ago this DC-2 arrived here by road transport (carried out by a department of the Dutch Armed
Forces, specialised in recovery and transports) from Eindhoven. I had seen it in various stages of storage over past
decades, at Schiphol and the Aviodrome in Lelystad. So pleased it finally reached a phase of restoration!

National Transport Museum, Nieuw-Vennep - 17Jul2018
This Douglas DC-2 (c/n 1288) last flew for the Australian Air Force, registered A3-14.

DDA Classic Airlines owned the Douglas DC-2, but never reached the stage of restoration. It was stored in the attic of the T-2 Hangar of the Aviodrome for a number of years, before it moved to Eindhoven a few years ago, claimed by its rightful owner Anne Cor Groeneveld (ex boss of DDA); he donated the DC-2 to this museum and only a few days before my visit here he was shown this stunning progress in restoration.

This airframe, with constructionnumber 1288, was built in 1934 and was delivered in October of the same year to Eastern Airways as NC13738.
During WW2 she was mobilized by the US government and in 1941 transferred to the Australian Air Force, as A30-14 with radio callsign VH-CRH. From 13Oct1943 to 15Feb1944 the Airforce lent her to Australian National Airways.
After her return to the RAAF, they withdrew her from use on 20Jan1947.
In November that same year the company Macair acquired the airplane and her radiocallsign became her new registration, VH-CRH. Eight months later Macair sold VH-CRH to S.D. Marshall.
With time she flew less and less and eventually she was stored as an unairworthy airframe.
In the fall of 1987 DDA Classic Airlines bought this DC-2.
With the help of NedLloyd and the Royal Dutch Navy this sistership of the famous DC-3 'Uiver' was transported to the Netherlands and stored in the hangar of the DDA at Amsterdam's Schiphol IAP.
After a study into the possibility of restoring her to airworthy conditions this was deemed impossible...


DC-2 for Nat'l Transport Museum
Ready to be loaded up! From the museum's facebook page. Actual transport was on 31May18.
www.facebook.com/NederlandsTransportMuseum
Photos found online about the transport: www.arjengoudriaan.nl/een-dc-2-in-nieuw-vennep/

National Transport Museum, Nieuw-Vennep - 17Jul2018
Compare this shiny result with the above drab scheme! What stunning result can be achieved in less than
two months by hard working volunteers! First it was soaked in some kind of dissolver, than blasted with hot
water; next it was had rubbed with a house household abrasive fluid ('jif'). Next a polish was applied.
What a great result!

The registration, PK-AFK, and the titles 'Koninklijke Nederlandsch-Indische Luchtvaart Maatschappij' (EN: Royal Dutch Indies Airways) refer to a Dutch (KLM) subsidiary in the former Dutch East Indies.
Headquartered in Amsterdam, KNILM was not a subsidiary of the better-known KLM (Royal Dutch Airlines), despite the similar name!
The airline had its headquarters in Amsterdam and an office on the grounds of Tjililitan Airfield (current Halim Perdanakusuma International Airport) in Batavia (current Jakarta). [Wikipedia]

 

National Transport Museum, Nieuw-Vennep - 17Jul2018
This was the first time I saw this Douglas DC-2 with its wings attached. Truly the highlight of this museum for me.
It is a composite: the wings and central section is from another DC-2; under the wings the Eastern logo can still be seen.

National Transport Museum, Nieuw-Vennep - 17Jul2018
Inside a lot of work has yet to be done, but seeing the exterior makeover, nothing is impossible!

National Transport Museum, Nieuw-Vennep - 17Jul2018
Probably the hardest part will be the cockpit restoration, but I've seen worse made into a first class display.

National Transport Museum, Nieuw-Vennep - 17Jul2018
Stearman-Hammond. Further information on my first report, further down this page.

National Transport Museum, Nieuw-Vennep - 17Jul2018
Auster Mk.3, NX537
National Transport Museum, Nieuw-Vennep - 17Jul2018
The history of this Auster, from the museum's display

National Transport Museum, Nieuw-Vennep - 17Jul2018
The Cessna T-50/AT-17 Bobcat was in use, during the 1940s, by a Dutch air taxi company Aero Holland and the
aim of the restoration is a full airworthiness !

National Transport Museum, Nieuw-Vennep - 17Jul2018
A work in progress

The Cessna AT-17 Bobcat was a twin-engined advanced trainer aircraft designed and made in the United States,
and used during World War II to bridge the gap between single-engined trainers and twin-engined combat aircraft. The AT-17 was powered by two Jacobs R-755-9 radial engines. The commercial version was the Model T-50, from which the AT-17 was developed.
The Cessna Airplane Company first produced the wood and tubular steel, fabric-covered T-50 in 1939 for the civilian market, as a lightweight and low-cost twin for personal use where larger aircraft such as the Beech 18 would be too expensive.

After the war, surplus AT-17s and UC-78s could be converted by CAA-approved kits to civilian-standard aircraft allowing their certification under the T-50s original Type Certificate (ATC- 722, issued 3-24-1940). They were used by small airlines, charter and 'bush' operators and private pilots. Some were operated on floats.
en.wikipedia.org:_Cessna_AT-17_Bobcat


National Transport Museum, Nieuw-Vennep - 17Jul2018
Some serious work has started on the Norseman (CF-GLI, c/n 365) too

National Transport Museum, Nieuw-Vennep - 17Jul2018
I like how the various displays have been moved around. And super to find a bookshop in it what once was the socalled 'SRV-wagen', a mobile supermarket! These rolled into small communities without proper food shops.
The SRV-formula ceased in '95.
Wikipedia


 

VISIT 28FEB2018


Nederlands Transport Museum, Nieuw-Vennep (NL)
Producer of alcoholic beverages Bols saw in 1964 no further in growing with its distillery ’t Lootsje (EN=the little
shed) in Amsterdam (on the Rozengracht, since 1575!). Three years later Bols opened a brand new factory in
Nieuw-Vennep. It brought employment to hundreds of people in Nieuw-Vennep, but decided to move out
of this town in 1996, for a more intensive coöperation with Heineken.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucas_Bols

AFter 1996 the Aerospacegroep Stork Fokker Aviation settled here. But since 2010 this huge area has been
empty and abandoned, after Fokker went into an agreement with Structon.
hoofddorp.vandaag.nl/plannen-voor-oude-bols-terrein/

Nederlands Transport Museum, Nieuw-Vennep (NL)
Not yet officially opened, but we get a glimpse of the future here.
In May 2018 a more official opening is planned, again in the school holidays.


 

Nederlands Transport Museum, Nieuw-Vennep (NL)
Arno van der Holst makes his introduction for the group, starting a very informative tour. My date of visit was 28Feb2018, during a schoolweek holiday. The museum is here still in its infancy, but Arno van der Holst has a limitless
amount of optimism and as a one of the initiators we will soon see momentum picking up speed, of this I have no doubt!

 

 


Nederlands Transport Museum, Nieuw-Vennep (NL)
Stearman-Hammond Y-1

Nederlands Transport Museum, Nieuw-Vennep (NL)

Nederlands Transport Museum, Nieuw-Vennep (NL)

The Stearman-Hammond Y-1 was a 1930s American utility monoplane built by the Stearman-Hammond Aircraft Corporation and evaluated by the United States Navy and the British Royal Air Force.
KLM purchased a Y-1 (PH-APY) for use in training their pilots in tricycle undercarriage.
Wikipedia, more...

The Aviodrome in Lelystad also has the intention of restoring one of these, as can be seen on my page Aviodrome visit 2009. It is hoped this airframe here in N.Vennep can benefit from a surplus of spares in Lelystad after the Aviodrome has made headway with restoration of its own Stearman-Hammond.
Cooperation is the key here!

 


 


Nederlands Transport Museum, Nieuw-Vennep (NL)
North American 27, designed by Fokker and built in 1936. Destined for a makeover..

T-6 HARVARD IIB, B-199 c/n 14-610 (RNLAF B-69\FE876)
See also www.airport-data.com/aircraft/FE876

It is an Ex/ RCAF aircraft with RAF serial. ¬ www.kw.jonkerweb.net

Nederlands Transport Museum, Nieuw-Vennep (NL)
In the above info with the display one learns that this type was esspecially designed for Fokker
in the US, in 1936. Fokker wanted to market it in Europe, like they wanted to do with the DC-2.
During mobilisation in 1939 it was confiscated and used for training pilots for the Fokker D-21.
On 10May1940 it was shot and burned at the island of Texel (Netherlands).
After WW2 this type, the Harvard or Texan, was indeed widely used with Western air forces for pilot training.
Some 20.000 airframes were built byu the end of production. Many survive to this day.
The airframe displayed in this museum is on loan from the Warmuseum at Overloon and will see
further restoration here, as a tribute to the Dutch 'May 1940' pilots fighting an overwhelming German invasion.

Nederlands Transport Museum, Nieuw-Vennep (NL)
This aircraft is ex/ USAAF 42-12363, flown as B-199 with the Royal Netherlands Air Force prior to becoming an instructional airframe in 1963. As recent as 2012 this T-6 Harvard was diplayed (hanging!) at the
Liberty Park Overloon (Netherlands) is here on loan for further restoration.


 

 


Nederlands Transport Museum, Nieuw-Vennep (NL)
Cessna T-50/AT-17 Bobcat

Nederlands Transport Museum, Nieuw-Vennep (NL)

Nederlands Transport Museum, Nieuw-Vennep (NL)

Nederlands Transport Museum, Nieuw-Vennep (NL)

Nederlands Transport Museum, Nieuw-Vennep (NL)
Cessna T-50/AT-17 'Bobcat'

 


 


Nederlands Transport Museum, Nieuw-Vennep (NL)
Noorduyn Norseman, CF-GLI
This bushplane was involved in a hard water landing incident back in June-2010 and has been purchased by the Dutch 'De Vliegtuig Compagnie' also involved in this new museum initiative. The idea is to repair the damage and get it
back in the air again! For this it will be, in due course, registered onto the US FAA Registry.

Nederlands Transport Museum, Nieuw-Vennep (NL)
Norseman CF-GLI is c/n 365, earliest registration with USAAF as 43-5374
Latest Owner in Canada was Gogal Air Services Ltd of Snow Lake in Manitoba.

Nederlands Transport Museum, Nieuw-Vennep (NL)
A look inside..

From www.aerialvisuals.ca
1944: constructed as an UC-64A
29Feb1944 - 20Aug1945 » United States Army Air Force with s/n 43-5374
-- » Aero Service, Los Angeles, CA reg'd N88719
20Sep51 » Queen Charlotte Airlines Ltd, Vancouver, BC as CF-GLI (UC-64A, 365)
23Apr53 » E. R. Dale, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario/opb Air Dale
05Dec82 - 03Dec85 » Chapleau Air Services, Chapleau, Ontario
??? - 28May90 » Kyrocos (Abany River) Airways
29May90 - 22Jul92 » Mid Canada Sky Services Ltd
23Jul92 - 04Mar93 » Sky-North Ltd
05Mar93 - 20Jun94 »To Red Lake Airways (1987) Ltd
21Jun94 - 2015? » Gogal Air Services Ltd, Snow Lake, MB.



 


Nederlands Transport Museum, Nieuw-Vennep (NL)


Nederlands Transport Museum, Nieuw-Vennep (NL)


Nederlands Transport Museum, Nieuw-Vennep (NL)
Some 30 firefighters were stuffed in this modest bus, which also rang a loud bell so people made way for them!

Nederlands Transport Museum, Nieuw-Vennep (NL)

Nederlands Transport Museum, Nieuw-Vennep (NL)

Nederlands Transport Museum, Nieuw-Vennep (NL)
Firefighting equipment, of more recent days

 


 


Nederlands Transport Museum, Nieuw-Vennep (NL)
Dodge WC Ambulance

Nederlands Transport Museum, Nieuw-Vennep (NL)
Bell 47G; I know them well from the M*A*S*H tv-series, bringing in casualties on stretchers tied outside that cockpit
[Wikipedia]


Nederlands Transport Museum, Nieuw-Vennep (NL)
Bicycles and motopeds, they too belong to transport.
Note the assembly on which they are displayed: this is one remaining from the Lucas Bols days: storage for 'booze'!


Nederlands Transport Museum, Nieuw-Vennep (NL)

Nederlands Transport Museum, Nieuw-Vennep (NL)
Listen to guide!


 

 


Nederlands Transport Museum, Nieuw-Vennep (NL)

Nederlands Transport Museum, Nieuw-Vennep (NL)

Nederlands Transport Museum, Nieuw-Vennep (NL)

Nederlands Transport Museum, Nieuw-Vennep (NL)

 


 


Nederlands Transport Museum, Nieuw-Vennep (NL)
The longer kids can ammuse themselves, the longer families will stay in the museum

Nederlands Transport Museum, Nieuw-Vennep (NL)
It was cold and the warm chocolate was much appreciated!


 

Soon to be included in the Netherlands Transport Museum:
Nederlands Transport Museum, Nieuw-Vennep (NL)

 


Nederlands Transport Museum, Nieuw-Vennep (NL)
Arno van der Holst explains future plans

Nederlands Transport Museum, Nieuw-Vennep (NL)

 


 


Nederlands Transport Museum, Nieuw-Vennep (NL)

 


 
LINKS:
nederlandstransportmuseum.nl

 

 

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