Another one reaching the end
On Dec 8, the Paris-Montluçon services saw the last locomotive-hauled trains.
Farewell to the Z5300 commuter trains: 1965-2018
2 sec. exposure on the driving wheels of the 232U 1 displayed in the Cité du Train museum. It is on static display with its wheel turning for a short time every 5 mn or so, with some steam and sou... (more)
The end of the Z5300 Parisian EMUs
The Z 5300 series fared 145 units built between 1965 and 1975. The last remaining ones were withdrawn from service on Dec 8 2018. They were sta... (more)
The SNCF BB 25687 still wearing the green livery is waiting for her next duty at the Mulhouse station.
On the pit tracks of the pompously called "Technicentre Sud-Est Européen" (TGV maintenance shops) near Paris Gare de Lyon, from the left to the right: TGV RD #612, TGV Dasye #782 (for Ou... (more)
View of French preserved steam locomotive 141 R 840 during an exhibition near Paris organized by Ajecta association for the 100th birthday of the French Longueville preserved turntable and buildin... (more)
First generation TGVs : this is the end
This is the front cab of the Sud-Est TGV #16 at the end of its life. For an engine that is about to be retired, it looks well maintained and... (more)
Ouigo TGV (technically a high density Dasye) #782 and Lyria (technically a POS TGV) #4408 stay on the pit tracks of the huge TGV maintenance facilities near Paris Gare de Lyon.