The ubiquitous Caravelles
The EAD were a big family of railcars. 456 units were built between 1963 and 1981. They were nicknamed “Caravelle” after the name of the French airplane... (more)
La Ferté-Gaucher was the end of a rural commuter line 91 km from Paris (Paris East station) by rail, via Gretz and Coulommiers. The section from Coulommiers to La Ferté-Gaucher is now closed. In 1... (more)
X 3800 "Picasso" railcar at the end of the La Ferté-Gaucher line right before the end of these railcars on Paris suburban lines.
Visiting Limoges in 1975 was a travel back in time. At the locomotive depot, a collection of ageing series were still in active service. They are:
- Z 4400, an EMU series born in March 1936more)
A Renault ABJ4 built in January 1949 rests in the Saint-Pierre-des-Corps (Tours) locomotive depot. SNCF numbered this type of railcar in the X3600 series.
Local trains un rural France : in the 1980's the 600 HP X 2400 series were still very active, together with their Decauville trailer cars. They had two 300 hp engines, similar to the prime movers ... (more)
X 3914 built by Renault with a 300 HP Renault 517 G as prime mover belongs to the 250-unit strong, X 3800 series, nicknamed "Picasso" because the driver's cab is located oddly on a side ... (more)
L'X3823 du Chemin de Fer de la Vendée est vu le 09 juin 2018 sur le viaduc de la Haute Monnerie sur la commune des Herbiers. Il assurait des circulations au départ et à destination de la gare des ... (more)