This is almost a live museum: the Chambéry roundhouse is a preserved historical landmark. It is on the National Inventory of Historical Monuments, and as such, it is go... (more)
New 25KV-50Hz overhead rail recently installed in the Crêt d'Eau Tunnel on the Lyon-Genève line.
Sunset on the Somme Bay
A mix freight and passenger train travels in the Somme Bay area (Baie de Somme), going back from Noyelles to St Valery in the evening.
This picture shows an endangered train with an endangered engine series on an endangered line! Notwithstanding the much acceptable renewal of older rolling stock, the SN... (more)
The yellow line
The platforms in French train stations carry a yellow line. Passengers are strongly advised to remain behind the line to keep safe of passing trains. In stations lo... (more)
A mix freight and passenger train travels in the Somme Bay area, a bird's paradise. After some negotiation and a payment in bird food, a swan familly kindly agreed to p... (more)
Waiting for her next run, the Pacific folds her arms around her driving wheels
Climbing the "Mont Blanc" grade out of Saint-Valery, passing in a tree tunnel, going to Cayeux-sur-Mer.
In the 1980's, although declining, the steel industry was still well alive in the Lorraine Region, in the East of France. And together with it, inseparable from it, came the ubiquitous "fers ... (more)