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Dutch Rhenish Railway

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Formation  1845
Founded  3 July 1845
Headquarters  Amsterdam, Netherlands
Extinction  1890
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Type  privately owned railway company
Location  Amsterdam, the Netherlands

The Dutch Rhenish Railway or Dutch–Rhenish Railway (Dutch: Nederlandsche Rhijnspoorweg or Nederlandsche Rhijn-Spoorweg) was a Dutch railway company active from 1845 until 1890.



The Dutch Rhenish Railway Company Limited was founded in Amsterdam on 3 July 1845 to take over the State-run Rhenish Railway, which was losing money. The majority of the shareholders were English. In or shortly after 1857 James Staats Forbes was appointed general manager for five years. He remained a permanent adviser to the company until its concession expired and it was nationalised in 1890.

Locomotive number 107, Sharp Stewart 3563/1889, is preserved in the Utrecht Railway Museum.


Lines built and operated by the Dutch Rhenish Railway include:

  • The Utrecht – Rotterdam line, opened in 1855
  • The extension of the Rhenish Railway to Germany, opened in 1856
  • The Zevenaar – Cleves line, opened in 1865
  • The Harmelen – Breukelen line, opened in 1869
  • The Gouda – The Hague line, opened in 1870.
  • References

    Dutch Rhenish Railway Wikipedia

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