An intricate and carefully choreographed procedure setting the locomotives down during their ship to shore transfer. With rain about, Class 20E, 20 001 the class leader, is in the slings and abou... (more)
With the rain starting to fall Class 20E, 20 001 the class leader, comes out the hold in the slings and is about to be placed on South African soil for the first time via the floating crane Indlov... (more)
This CC 7100 was one of the 6 units assigned to the Maurienne line. Her 1500 volts 3rd rail collectors are clearly visible on this picture.
Diesel-Electric !A double header with one diesel and a "Maurienne unit" set of 2 electrics (BB 1-80) team up to haul a freight on the Maurienne grades. The diesel and the duel elect... (more)
What looks like an unusual lashup was then frequent on the Maurienne line: a CC 7100 and a green CC 6500 Maurienne team up on a freight train passing St Jean de Maurienne. Both units are manned, a... (more)
A rare picture of a locomotive-hauled passenger train at speed on the then 3rd-rail electrified (1.5KV DC) Maurienne line. 6 units of the CC 7100 series were equipped wit... (more)
A 825 HP "Long Distance Set" (RGP: Rame à Grand Parcours) coming from Geneva leaves Culoz.
American metal becoming French scrap metal in Culoz: this is one of 1340 US and Canadian built 2-8-2s shipped to France in 1946-48 for rebuilding the war-destroyed SNCF locomotive fleet.
The CC 6500 series was a fabulous and much loved locomotive
The end of the Maurienne dinosaursOrdered by the PLM in the 1920's for the hard climb of the Maurienne grades (in the French Alps on the Paris-Roma line), several small series of 1.... (more)
The Culoz cemetery: Given the proximity of a large scrapper, the then out-of-service locomotive depot in Culoz was used as a cemetery for the old fleet of Maurienne electrics before they w... (more)