~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 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, NX557
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

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.

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 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 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:
www.devliegtuigcompagnie.nl

 

 

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