Under the full circular and covered Chambéry roundhouse, from the left to the right: CC 7100 Maurienne with 3rd rail collectors, two CC 6500 Maurienne and a BB 8100.
The Maurienne Units ("Unités Maurienne") were sets of 2 permanently-coupled and modified ageing BB 1-80 of PO origin. They were used on freight trains on the Maurienne line where grades ... (more)
Two CC 6500 Maurienne are waiting their next assignment at the foot of the Alp Mountains region that gave them their name. They are a sub-series of the famous CC 6500 that were delivered for servi... (more)
A Geneve-Grenoble railcar composed of a red and soft yellow X 2800 and a decauville trailer stops in Aix-les-Bains on its way to Chambéry and Grenoble.
The Genève-Barcelona Trans-Europ-Express "Catalan-Talgo" arrives in Aix-les-Bains. This train was a 1st Class only "TEE" between 1969 and 1982. The Talgo III RD train set had variable gauge wheel ... (more)
A CC 7100 equipped with 3rd rail collectors (1.5 KV DC) is seen during the last year of the 3rd rail on the Maurienne line.
An E636 with a E626, both B-B-B engines, are running light toward the Modane freight yard under 1.5KV DC current (French catenary) at half their usual 3KV DC power.
A French 1.5KV DC CC 7100 and an Italian 3KV DC E636 share the same 1.5KV DC catenary in the Modane border station. The Italian engines work at half of their usual power.
A steam-heated Caen-Paris train with "sausage" passenger cars is ready for departure in Caen.
Coming from the Bec d'Ambès sea port, this train loaded with imported petroleum products goes to the Hourcade yard. It is entering the Bordeaux St Jean station from the north, having just passed t... (more)