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.
One of the Prussian G8-1 class of 0-8-0s given to the French railways as war reparations after the end of World War I, SNCF 040.D.21 rests at Fives depot, Lille during an RCTS visit. Originally 4,... (more)
Another of Chapelon's masterpieces, Pacific No 231 E 11 in ex-works condition, is shunted on to the turntable at Fives depot, Lille by an equally pristine 151TQ 0-8-0T during an RCTS visit. Photo ... (more)
50 Years ago - A Belgian Type 201 diesel loco leaves Roubaix with the 13.17 Antwerp to Lille train. Introduced in 1955 these locos later became class 59.
50 Years ago - SNCF 242TA68 approaches Lille with train 336, the 16.38 Tourcong to Paris Nord on September 2, 1968. The remaining examples of these 4-cylinder compound 4-8-4Ts, originally built ... (more)
SNCF BB 16021 is waiting for departure for its trip with train E 2226 from Lille to Paris-Nord.
SNCF Nord Region 231E Pacific No 231E27, built in 1937 it was the penultimate Chapelon Pacifc to be constructed, has just coupled onto the Rapide BC (Basle-Calais) at Lille having taken over from ... (more)
A second unit is having the new Eurostar colours. This unit 3211 is one of the few equipped with the TBL signaling system used in Belgium. The picture shows a London to Brussels train pictured in ... (more)
TGV Réseau with electric locomotive type BB 22000 #22361.