Tramsite Schepdaal


The Tramsite Schepdaal is a tramway museum in Schepdaal, located in the Belgian municipality Dilbeek, west of Brussels.


Tram locomotives and carriages are kept in 3 depots

  • Depot 1 has vehicles that fit the standard-gauge railways.
  • Depot 2 is the biggest of 3 and has steam and electrical locomotivs and passenger carriages, as well as freight vehicles. Also several historical artifacts related to the tramway’s history are kept there on display.
  • Depot 3 is used as workshop for maintenance and restoration purposes.

The rest of the site is kept in original condition and are (or will be) open to visitors;

  • Station (building), where people were able to buy tram tickets and wait for their tram. Also used to house the family of the stationchief; kitchen, desk, lavatory, toilets, sleeping rooms. The workers on late or early shift also were allowed to sleep there. Nowadays this is either used for storage, visitor reception and ticketing, a small shop and up for future display, after more restoration.
  • Weigh bridge
  • Water tower and pump to fill the vehicles that run on steam
  • Wood and sand warehouse; those materials were used to put on tracks when it was freezing or raining
  • Coal warehouse
  • Forge
  • Lamp warehouse


The majority of the historic vehicles is displayed in depot 2. The main showpiece is the royal carriage once built for King Leopold II of Belgium. It remains a mystery if the King ever actually used the vehicle, but it is certain that the Shah of Persia used it when he visited Ostend in 1900.

Several electrical vehicles dating back to 1894 (NMVB) and one of the last steam vehicles dating back to 1920.


Tramsite Schepdaal
Via contact form
Ninoofsesteenweg 955 1703 Dilbeek België
02 569 16 14