The London-Paris 'Night Ferry' with Type F sleeping-cars will arrive in Paris North station at 09:00 am in less than 2 kilometers. Only the 3 English gauge sleeping cars come from London. The othe... (more)
The "Type F" sleeping cars of the London-Paris Night Ferry have the smaller dimensions of the UK gauge. They are seen here on their last days before the direct sleeping car service was i... (more)
Paris Gare du Nord 1980
This was the atmosphere in Paris North Station on morning arrival of long-distance passenger trains. The BB 16009 in the foreground just arrived from Lille,... (more)
North of France fast passenger trains of the 1960's to 1980's - max speed 160 km/h (99.4 mph) - are represented here with CC 40107 'Bayonne' and two BB 16000. Note the telephone booths on the left... (more)
Trans-Europ-Express 1st-class only "Mistral" Paris-Nice leaving Paris Gare de Lyon. The train is just 2km away from Paris Gare de Lyon, about to pass the Paris city limits (entering Char... (more)
Trans-Europ-Express 1st-class only "Cisalpin" Paris-Milano leaving Paris Gare de Lyon
Paris Gare de Lyon is one of the 4 high speed terminals in Paris, together with the Montparnasse, Gare du Nord and Gare de l'Est stations.
A small narrow gauge contractors 0-4-0T is shunting tubs at the site of Colombes station that was being rebuilt. Photo by the late George Grigs.
Cf du Nord 4-6-0 No 3.556 together with 2-8-0 No 4.061 at La Plaine depot, Paris. The 4-6-0 was one of the 150 built in 1908-12 to the design of Gaston du Bousquet that became SNCF class 230D whil... (more)
A collection of brand new noses await their turn for repairing damaged TGVs.
On the pit tracks of the pompously called "Technicentre Sud-Est Européen" (TGV maintenance shops) near Paris Gare de Lyon, from the left to the right: TGV RD #612, TGV Dasye #782 (for Ou... (more)
Ouigo TGV (technically a high density Dasye) #782 and Lyria (technically a POS TGV) #4408 stay on the pit tracks of the huge TGV maintenance facilities near Paris Gare de Lyon.