The "Materieel 1946 ELD4" EMU class of the Dutch Railways was a class of streamlined EMU's which was, as the name suggests, delivered around 1946, just after the end of the Second World War. The series was delivered with both two part and four part EMU's. In Dutch Classics 11 you find the virtual representation of the four part EMU's in high detail.
In the real world only one EMU of the two part (ELD2) trainsets was saved to be displayed in the Dutch Railway Museum; of the four part EMU trainsets, unfortunately not a single EMU was saved from demolishment. The EMU series were the first new trainsets after the Second World War. The EMU class was a follow up to the earlier EMU series Materieel 1936 and Materieel 1940. The trainset of Materieel 1946 share a number of details with them.
With this add on we move a little further back in time than with most other Dutch Classics add ons. "Materieel 1946", as this two part EMU series was called, was the first new type of streamlined electric EMU's after the end of the second world war. As the name suggests, the first types were introduced on the Dutch railway network in 1946. With its rounded nose shape it had a characteristic and beautiful appearance, although in last years of its active service, lack of active maintenance had its impact on the EMU's. During that time they were not so popular with Dutch engine drivers, because of the cramped cabin with not so comfortable seating and the limited collision protection compared to the other EMU types, such as Materieel 1954. The EMU's were in service between 1946 and 1983. They were developed after their predecessors, Materieel 1936 and Materieel 1940, which featured the same nose, but with a different composition and interior, so that they were considerably different from the older types of EMU's. In this add on you find the two part of the Materieel 1946 EMU's.
In this add on you find the second part of the rolling stock series Mat'54 of which we started to design the virtual representation in Dutch Classics 6. Amongst others, in this add on the more modern series of the EMU's with the intercity exterior and interior are included. Moreover, for Dutch Classics 8 the so called Benelux-EMU's are included.
Make virtual trips with the so called ´dog head´... in this add on you find the first part of the EMU series with the Dutch name ´Materieel 1954´, which we recreated s in high detail for Train Simulator. This type of EMU was in service on long distance domestic intercity and express train connections, for example between Amsterdam and the cities of Zwolle/Groningen/Leeuwarden in the north and east of The Netherlands. The EMU's were combined for different destinations with consists up to 14 carriages. Because of its high weight the EMU's were famous for their comfortable way of driving and they were a very good way to make long distance domestic travels.