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Arnold N - 3680-015 - Passenger carriage - Plan-D 3rd class Turquoise carriage - NS

Arnold N - 3680-015 - Passenger carriage - Plan-D 3rd class turquoise carriage - NS

Arnold 3680-015
Plan D 3rd class turquoise passenger carriage
Running number NS B 7369 The Netherlands, 21-05-1952
This running number belongs to the 2nd class carriage but is provided with 3rd class shields

This model does not have an NS logo, see photos.

Plan-D is the type designation for a series of pulled carriages deployed by the NS between 1950 and 1987.

In 1949, the NS decided to supplement the range of equipment, which had been depleted due to the War, with seventy D-train carriages that were given the type designation Plan D. The order placed at Werkspoor and Beijnes included twenty carriages with first and second class (ABs), forty carriages with third class (Cs) and ten carriages with dining and baggage section (RDs).

The body construction was largely similar to that of the ‘bolkop’ carriages built before 1940. The floors, previously made of wood, were now made of ribbed sheet material, filled with cork. By applying this ribbed material, several cross-constructions could be abandoned. The bogies were also of a different design, originating from the pre-war design type "IT", now type "S".

The exterior of the carriage changed by the installation of gutters and electric marker signals. The previously used end signal irons were left unchanged because of the international deployment. The carriages also had one compartment less than the old ‘bolkop’ carriages.

The carriages were put into service from 1950 in the then new turquoise livery. Pulled by the new, and in the same colour, electric locomotives of the 1100, 1200 and 1300 series, they were also deployed for express trains. After a few years, the easily soiled turquoise was replaced by the colour Berlin blue, which they retained until the end.

With the exception of the RD's, these carriages were decommissioned between 1974 and 1978. Due to increased capacity demand on the Amsterdam – Brussels line in the early 1970s, 8 RD's were converted, after a successful test drive in 1974, to a steering vehicle for Benelux trains in pull and push operation. In that capacity, these carriages served until 1987, when they were replaced by the newly built carriages on the basis of the ICR design in yellow-red livery.

Of the Plan D, two carriages were preserved at the Netherlands Railway Museum, one carriage at the Association for the Preservation of Rail Equipment Haarlem and three carriages at the Veluwse Stoomtrein Maatschappij.

The photos form an integral part of the description of the lot.

Items that are found to be defective within 1 month, may be returned for free within the Netherlands.
All packages will be shipped via registered and insured mail

No. of items 1
Type Passenger carriage
Brand Arnold
Railroad company NS
Scale N
Catalogue Number 3680-015
Power supply DC - Direct current
Condition Very good condition
Packaging In replacement packaging
Additional information Plan-D 3rd class Turquoise carriage
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