This was the usual power for the Lorraine heavy industry trains. These engines were nicknamed flatirons. They had been designed and built for the first major 25KV-50Hz electrification in the north... (more)
Vintage South African Railway diesel traction. SAR Class 32-000 diesel locomotives, built by General Electric as type U18C1, 32-021 & 32-094, represent 2 examples of a total of 115 of this class, ... (more)
The day barely breaks the night and everything is still asleep in the Llanta shops, except for the dog barking at the adventurous photographer who dares taking pictures so early, confident that th... (more)
Some data about these engines:
The lead unit #2407 was rebuilt in March 2013. The 2404 dates from April 2009. Both are GT22CU-3, 2400 HP. Here is more information about these engines kindly p... (more)
Historic and preserved engines move
This unusual train is coming back from an exhibition. Behind the powerful diesel-electric CC 72084, an operational but still historic engine in ... (more)
After retiring the triple-voltage Sud-Est TGVs - that were assigned to Paris-Lausanne and Bern services - from service, SNCF removed some useful parts and then sent them to storage prior to scrapp... (more)
Climbing the "Mont Blanc" grade out of St Valery and out of a tree tunnel.
Remaining almost the same as what it was about one century ago!
A yellow engine against a background made of yellow fields (canola / rape): this engine belongs to SNCF "Infra", the Maintenance of Way Dept. It hauls mostly work ... (more)
This is not a red neck but a red-nosed, one-of-a-kind liveried BB 7200. It sports the Burgundy region livery, with a red end on one side and a yellow nose on the other sid... (more)
A freight with a recently built BB 75400 meets a Paris-Laon passenger train with a 40 year-old BB 67400. The passenger train will soon be replaced by a brand new "Regiolis" EMU. Locomoti... (more)
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.
Low Speed TGV
This Sud-Est TGV set #45 goes to the Romilly-sur-Seine workshops for another overhaul and interior refurbishing. After 35 years of service, some of these first genera... (more)