De Arend (locomotive)

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De Arend (; “the eagle”) was one of the two first steam locomotives in the Netherlands. It was a 2-2-2 “Patentee” type built in England by R. B. Longridge and Company of Bedlington, Northumberland to run on the then standard Dutch track gauge of . On 20 September 1839, together with the “Snelheid” (Dutch for “speed”), it hauled the first train of the Hollandsche IJzeren Spoorweg-Maatschappij between Amsterdam and Haarlem. It was withdrawn in 1857.

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