Sunday, March 24, 2013

Driver Dirk de Baat

I posted on 'train-drivers and railway workers' before on The Beret Project; all over Europe the beret was the typical head gear for train drivers (no peak that gets in the way and no stains that show on the black wool). 
The picture below I found in a Dutch news archive.
A railway accident in Neustadt (Germany) caused injuries to 6 or 7 people. Director of the "Landgericht" (District Court), Dr A Kind (left with glasses) and Dutch train driver Dirk de Baat (with Basque beret) are at the wreck of the freight engine during a location session in the trial of the Dutch operator. 24 March, 1954.

1 comment:

  1. 3.5 years after publishing this post, I received a message from Dirk de Baat' grandson, also named Dirk de Baat. He explained that the article is incorrect; his grandfather was not a train, but a lorry driver and the place of the accident (the Wiedbachbrucke) is a road bridge, not a rail bridge.
    Thanks very much for your reaction and correction, Dirk. Much appreciated!