3 July 1845
| Amsterdam, Netherlands|
| privately owned railway company|
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.
Dutch Rhenish Railway Wikipedia
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.