This BB 17000 was entered service in June 1967. This is one of the oldest series of engine that is still in mainline service. Today, they are mostly used on suburban services.
10 main tracks and a permanent flow of long-distance and commuter trains all day long: this is the very busy Paris-Saint Lazare to Asnières track section.
Delivered on the 14th April 1966, this class 17000 is hauling a regional train, bound from Mantes for Argenteuil.
In the background stands the church of Mantes la Jolie
Testing a new camera
This is one of my first pictures with the new Nikon D4S: 1/1000th 4.5 at ISO 4,000. It was shot as the night was falling.
Unfortunately, apart from Captire NX... (more)
Delivered 1968, and still pushing and pulling regional trainsets. It is seen here near Zola's house in Médan, bound from Paris for Mantes la Jolie.
This regional is heading Paris, alongside the river Seine.
Class 17000 is near to retire.
Delivered in November 1965, this engine is still operating a regional Rouen Paris.
This nice colour scheme called "en voyage" will probably be her last one, before she retires in the next years.... (more)
Dance with the trains
This Intercity Rouen Paris is operated today by old regional coaches and the engine is forty years old.
The service is disturbed, not because of the volcanic cloud, but because of volcanic social... (more)
This suburban train is bound for Paris St Lazare.
Delivered in March 1966, this class 17000 is finishing its hard life, hauling suburb trains, such as this one, from Mantes la Jolie for Paris