Wander through our EMU 35 by means of our exclusive virtual tour!
Electric Multiple Unit (EMU) - 1935
On May 5, 1935, a century to the day after the founding of the Belgian Railways, the first electric line was put into service between Brussels and Antwerp.
Twelve Electric Multiple Units or EMUs ran at 120 kilometres per hour between the two cities. Passengers were so thrilled that their number would soon double!
Each EMU was made up of four carriages, with the ones at the front and at the back containing a cab for the driver. You can see one of these carriages in Train World.
These new trains were an immediate hit, with their blue and beige livery, fluid lines and detailed finishing. The leaflets of the time vaunted comfortable and modern carriages that make your journey into a relaxing experience...
The interior design was entrusted to the renowned Belgian architect and designer Henry Van de Velde, then artistic advisor for the National Railways.
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