Steaming around the corner !
The PLM 1ABBA1 Electric DC locomotive 161 BE 3 with pantographs and side rail pickups has been built in 1927 by Thomson Houston/Schneider. The locomotive consists of two parts, each part has two b... (more)
Following successful trials in March 1955, the SNCF ordered 92 units of the BB 9200. These locomotives could haul a train of 1000 tonnes at a maximum speed of 160 kph (99 mph). These engines were ... (more)
The Etat 140-344 has been by built by North British in Glasgow in 1917. These locomotives later became the SNCF class 140 C. The last engine of this class has been withdrawn from active service in... (more)
Rail companies needed to acquire powerful, high-traction locomotives for certain steep mountain lines. This was the case of the Compagnie du Midi that ran the lines in the Massif Central. Austrian... (more)
On this picture you can see two famous classes of French electric locomotives which hauled the famous TEE (Trans Europ Express) trains through France and Europe. On the left is the CC 6572 (she on... (more)
An American Pacific in France. The Paris à Orléans Railway Company (PO) was the first to experiment with the 231 wheel arrangement in 1907 and was the first railroad in Europe to employ this wheel... (more)
Built in 1956 by Alsthom and Ateliers et Forges de la Loire, the CC 65001 is one of the first big mainline diesel engines running in France. The CC 65000 locomotives were the first to wear the sta... (more)
"Cozia 1" 764-408 is hauling an empty train into the forest.
Portrait of the BDZ Mikado steam locomotive 01-23. The steamer has been built in Switzerland in 1935 by Winthertur.
Steam and mosque.
The Bulgarian Mikado 01-23 is leaving the Knizhovnik station with an early morning passenger train.
Portrait of the Bulgarian Mountain locomotive 03-12. The steamer has been built by Henschel in Kassel in 1942.