Our Christmas arrivals!
2 unique heavy weight masterpieces of technology from as well Germany as the US! – Absolute suburb E-Motor German U-Boot XXI Series Model: Hertha 2GU 365/30 build by Siemens-Schuckertwerke at the end of 1944
– V12 Continental AVI-1790-8M Powerunit Assy with gearbox for the M51 recovery vehicle the M47, M48, and M60 Patton Tank
BAIV got Letter of Intent from Dutch Railway Museum for the Casco renovation of 2 historic carriages Plan K & D WR
Just before Christmas BAIV received a Letter of Intent for the Casco renovation of 2 unique historic railway carriages! Order was awarded by Mr Peter-Paul de Winter, head of Collections of the Dutch Railway museum
The carriage Plan K was built by the Dutch manufacturer Beijnes Haarlem in the period 1957 – 1958. This specific carriage was, after its intensive service as international train to travel passengers to the sun, the mountains or ski resorts, added to the royal train. In this period it was used to transport Dutch officials and members of the government during state visits of the Queen.
Plan D was in use between 1950 and 1987 by the Dutch Railways. In 1949 the Dutch railways decided to enlarge their fleet with seventy express train carriages who received the type designation Plan D. The order was awarded to Werkspoor and Beijnes This specific carriage was delivered by Beijnes as combined restoration / baggage car with a restoration room for fifteen travelers. Moreover it had a built in bar, a conductor section and even a payphone for possible future installation of wireless (which by-the-way never was realized).
BAIV was selected to execute this unique project by its specific approach and track record. The sustainable restoration of the hull of the carriage K plan, and Plan D-WR will be executed:
With the interior remains in the carriage as much as possible,
the entire work will be performed in accordance with the applicable regulations and permits,
the presence of asbestos insulation (handled in accordance with asbestos regulations),
presence of windows, hard to reach areas, etc.,
Work must be carried out under a ‘hot work permit’ regime,
The Dutch Railway Museum will act as principal.
Work will be executed by the BAIV team in the period January-July 2015 in a facility in Blerick / Venlo, The Netherlands. Formal contract will be signed in January 2015.
A unique project which requires a unique approach and contractor!
By the way: did you know that in the WW-II many US carriage builders were active in production of Tanks?