In contrast to the ancient 0-6-0 that I have just posted the latest in Paris-Orleans electric locomotives was photographed by George Grigs on the same afternoon. The 35 locos in this series became... (more)
An ancient 0-6-0 of the Paris-Orleans railway stands at St.Pierre des Corps depot in Tours. This was from a series of locos built between 1863 and 1886 the few survivors of which became SNCF class... (more)
A small narrow gauge contractors 0-4-0T is shunting tubs at the site of Colombes station that was being rebuilt. Photo by the late George Grigs.
Cf du Nord 4-6-0 No 3.556 together with 2-8-0 No 4.061 at La Plaine depot, Paris. The 4-6-0 was one of the 150 built in 1908-12 to the design of Gaston du Bousquet that became SNCF class 230D whil... (more)
One of the two DB prototype class 10 Pacifics No 10 001 has just uncoupled together with one carriage in Frankfurt am Main Hbf after arrival from Kassel. Built by Krupp in 1958 it was stood down i... (more)
Frankfurt-Königsteiner Eisenbahn 2-8-2T No 262 stands at Königstein fresh from overhaul just eight days previously. Built by Henschel in 1954 it was not to remain in service for many more years an... (more)
In late 1935 the NS fitted streamlined cladding to 3700 class 4-6-0 No 3804 which then re-entered service in January 1936. The purpose was to reduce coal consumption by reducing the wind resistanc... (more)
SNCF, former Cf du Nord, 4-cylinder compound 4-6-0 No 230.D.89 stands at Fives locomotive Depot in Lille during an RCTS visit.Photo by the late Peter Gray.
SNCF, former Prussian (KPEV) G8-1 0-8-0 No 040.D.72 is about to be un-coupled from the 05.38 train from Dunkirk which it has brought from Lille. This train conveyed the through Wagon Lit sleeping ... (more)
Belgian Railways streamlined 4-4-2 No 12.003 has just arrived at Tournai with a train from Brussels. Just six of these unusual locomotives were built by Cockerill and were delivered in 1939. No 12... (more)
Belgian Railways three-cylinder 4-6-0 No 62.004 at Brussels Midi shed. This was a war reparations loco and was originally Prussian (KPEV) S10-2 No 1204 Cöln. Fifth-teen of these engines were hande... (more)
An ancient looking 2-4-0T No 11 of the Moselbahn is turned at Andel depot. This loco was built by Humbolt of Cologne in 1906. Photo by the late Peter Gray.
A large 2-8-2T belonging to the Cologne-Bonn Railway at Brühl-Vochem shed. It was built by Krupp in 1941 and is believed to have been scrapped in 1963.
Photo by Peter W. Gray.
DB 01 Pacific No 01 171 is seen in Frankfurt (M) Hbf after arrival with an Eilzug. Photo by the late Peter Gray.
A photo taken at the experimental Alweg monorail near Cologne during an RCTS visit. A DB bus waits below that was transporting the party. Photo by the late Peter Gray.