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Goud Transport transports historic Whitcomb locomotive for SGB museum

Goud Transport Historic Whitcomb Locomotive

Goud Transport transports historic Whitcomb locomotive for SGB museum

In early November, Dutch operator, Goud Transport complete the move of the historic Whitcomb diesel locomotive  – built for use for the US Army during World War II.

Transported from Antwerp to the Stoomtrein Goes-Borsele (in short: SGB) in Goes. The logistics were carried out by Goud Transport B.V from Waarde, who called in their transport specialist Hans Hoogesteger for the event. With his 4-axle Scania P450 tractor and 4-axle Nooteboom Euro 86-14IFP with 1-axle Interdolly, Hans delivered the 65-tonne locomotive in Goes without any problems. Due to the integrated railway tracks in the floor and ramps of the low-loader there was no need for a heavy crane to unload the locomotive in Goes. This meant a significant reduction in the overall cost of the transport operation.

Worldwide we only know of 10 Whitcomb locomotives and 6 of these are now in a museum. There is only one of them in Europe and that one is now in the SGB in Goes.

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