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Type 18 - 1902
Built at the beginning of the 20th century, the type 18 locomotive embodied a fundamental technological leap. Its power was colossal for that time: 880 hp, which allowed it to haul convoys of 375 tonnes at an average speed of 95 km/h. Thanks to these qualities, this locomotive was placed at the head of international trains leaving from Ostend, such as the Orient-Express.
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EMU - 1935
In 1935, the first electrified line was inaugurated between Brussels and Antwerp. It was served by Electric Multiple Units consisting of four coaches intended for direct and semi-direct connections. The interior design was entrusted to the famous Belgian architect and designer Henry Van de Velde, at the time artistic consultant for NMBS/SNCB.
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Coach M1 - 1935
At the time of its creation in 1926, NMBS/SNCB inherited an varied railway fleet made up of uncomfortable wooden coaches with a very low level of safety. In 1935, the company ordered ultra-modern coaches, the M1. Thanks to their steel structure, they had a level of solidity and safety that could not be achieved with wooden coaches.
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