Belgium has one of the most dense railway systems in the world - in spite of the fact that Belgians really love their cars, and that the country has a dense network of freeways. Belgium has a population of just over 10 million people and an area not much larger than Jutland.
Belgian rolling stock can be a bit difficult to differentiate from Dutch or French. But it is notable that The Belgian State Railways (SNCB) as early as 1973 operated a locomotive capable of service on 4 different power systems. Furthermore they have several powerful multi-purpose locomotives for both passenger and freight operations. In 1955 a series of locomotives with a design similar to the NOHAB MY entered service on Belgian rails. Built on a license by AFB, they have been given the type numbers 52, 53 and 54.

During one day's stay at Brussels Nord I was able to take more than 80 photos with trains constantly arriving and departing only minutes apart.

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