About love for Limburg’s railway heritage

In order to keep the Miljoenenlijn, which was preserved for posterity in 1988 thanks to the efforts of four enthusiasts, running, more than 270 (!) proud volunteers are actively involved. Various work groups take care of the maintenance of the track, bridges, tunnels, buildings and historic railway equipment. Thanks to their efforts, Limburg’s railway heritage has been kept in motion for more than 30 years.

In the premises and along the track, volunteers ensure that everything is kept in proper shape and looks neat. In the workshop, steam and diesel locomotives and carriages are technically maintained and, if necessary, restored. This work can be quite heavy and almost always results in dirty hands. The volunteers don’t care about the dirt. Because say for yourself, what is more beautiful than working on an old locomotive? Pure craftsmanship and a dose of perseverance are also the keys to success here. Now, the work on a steam locomotive is never really finished. The volunteers of the Miljoenenlijn know that all too well. Even with one hand in front of your eyes, you can still see ten years of work ahead of you’, is a frequently heard statement. And that could well be true!

The office at Simpelveld Station is also a hive of activity. Everything is arranged from here, so that everything runs smoothly and travellers can enjoy all the beauty that the hills of South Limburg have to offer!

Stichting Zuid-Limburgse Stoomtrein Maatschappij

The only shareholder of the operating company ZLSM Bedrijf BV

RSIN: 8024.43.850

Stationstraat 20
6369 VJ Simpelveld

KVK: 41077697
Bank account number: NL59 ABNA 0448 2200 08

Will you be our new colleague?

Are you interested in volunteering at the Miljoenenlijn? Then sign up now for one of our introductory meetings and fill in the form below:

Please return this form to us at vrijwilligers@miljoenenlijn.nl.

For more information on voluntary work, visit the websites We Helpen and (specifically for the municipality of Simpelveld) D’r Durpswinkel.

Curious about the experience of a volunteer? Read the stories of volunteers in “Vrijwilligers aan het woord.”

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Board of the Stichting Zuid-Limburgse Stoomtrein Maatschappij (South Limburg Steam Train Company Foundation)

The Stichting Zuid-Limburgse Stoomtrein Maatschappij (ZLSM) was set up with the aim of preserving Limburg’s cultural railway heritage. To achieve that goal, it operates a regular tourist train service using steam and historic diesel locomotives between Schin op Geul and Kerkrade and between Simpelveld and Vetschau in Germany. The operation of the train company is accommodated in the operating company ZLSM Bedrijf BV. The Foundation is the 100% shareholder in this operating company.

ChairmanMister M.L.J. Schellekens
SecretaryMister Mr. Drs. J.I.F. Kooijman
TreasurerMister H.H.L. Penders
Board memberMister M.J.A. Eurlings
Board memberMister F.M. van Setten

Remuneration Board ZLSM Foundation

Members of the ZLSM board do not receive any remuneration for their work. Everything is done on a voluntary basis.

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