Children's Railway (Efteling)

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View upon the ride from Pagode
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view from the other end

The Children’s Railway is a pedal train attraction in the Efteling amusement park. [1]



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The level crossing open...
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...and closed as a train approaches

The track was introduced in 1954 under the name Pedal Trains (Dutch: Traptreintjes) in the northern section of the park. The concept was developed by Peter Reijnders, who wanted to create a world where children could ride through, including a farm with corn fields, a pond, the railway station The Blue Heron (Dutch: de Blauwe Reiger) and a level crossing. The guard at this crossing is modeled after Reijnders. The original braking system in the station caused quite some accidents as it was quite abrupt.[ citation needed ]

In 2000 the ride was moved to the eastern side of the ornamental pond and renamed Children Railway (Dutch: Kinderspoor)

Ride details

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Station Blue Heron

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  1. "Ride info". Archived from the original on 2011-07-19. Retrieved 2010-08-18.

Coordinates: 51°38′59″N5°03′12″E / 51.6498°N 5.0533°E / 51.6498; 5.0533