Tankwagon 'Zoutindustrie'

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Tankwagon 'Zoutindustrie' of the Dutch Railways

Former tank wagon of the Dutch Railways. The wagon was built in 1931 and used by the Koninklijke Nederlandse Zoutindustrie (Royal Dutch Salt Industry) for the transport of hydrochloric acid and bleach. Since 1980 the wagon is in use at the local museum railway line in Haaksbergen (https://www.museumbuurtspoorweg.nl). 


The Koninklijke Nederlandse Zoutindustrie (KNZ) is a former Dutch chemical company which was established June 18, 1918. The mining of salt started in 1919 in Boekelo, a small town at the end of the present local museum railway line in Haaksbergen. The salt, dissolved in brine, was tapped from a depth of 325 meters. In 1931 a chemical factory was raised in Boekelo for the production hydrochloric acid, bleach, chlorine, and caustic soda.

The “Zoutindustie” tank wagon was built in the same year as the factory for the transport of produced hydrochloric acid and bleach. The local museum railway line in Haaksbergen owns the wagon since 1980. In 2011 a thorough revision took place: the braking system was overhauled, the wagon was painted black and final signage and lettering was applied with the appropriate inscription “Zoutindustrie” on the boiler. The “Zoutindustie” tank wagon is regularly seen as part of historic freight trains running on the museum railway line.

Type of track: RC, 9V, 12V
Dimensions (L x D x H): 20,0 x 6,7 x 9,8 cm / 7.9 x 2.6 x 3.9 inch
Number of Parts: 239 including 16 printed bricks
Includes: Stickered box and building instruction with parts list on CD (pdf-format)
Optional: -
Type of instructions: CD
Gross weight complete set: 281 gram / 9.9 ounce

The 16 printed bricks are included with the instructions