Thin air, heavy metal with grime, and snow.
Another TGV series goes to scrap
The first and oldest TGV units being retired were the Sud-Est sets. In 2012, 5 of them were withdrawn and as of today 37 have already been retired.... (more)
A retired and scavenged Sud-Est TGV set with missing pieces (pantographs) waits its fate in the disused Villeneuve-Saint-Georges yard near Paris. This yard used to be o... (more)
The top of a train on the top of the world - at 4781 m / 15686 ft above sea level
A blue and grey engine with blue tank cars in a station adorned with blue and grey platform shelters, under a blue and grey sky!
A powerful Euro 4000 starts a food products train carrying mainly wine from the south of France from Niort toward a nearby bottling and logistics center. The train comes from Trèbes, near Carcasso... (more)
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)