2009-02-21 On Traxs
The Dutch National Railway Museum is located in the former station Utrecht Maliebaan. since 1939 a disused station on the line Utrecht - Hilversum. Since a complete renovation in 2003 the museum organises all kinds of events and fairs to attact more visitors. Though with reasonable commercial success this is clearly at the cost of its primary goal: being a railway museum. It is more an amusement park like Disney world. Major exhibits are buried under concrete structures and rest in tombs without even the slightest chance of a view that will delight a railroaders heart. Well anyhow, I visited the National Railway Museum today for the On Traxs event: about thirty top layout builders met to exhibit their achievements.