This meter-gauge critter was initially powered with a Rolls-Royce engine, hence its nickname "Le Rolls". Today, it has a Deutz prime mover. Before the CFBS, it was on the Catalan Railway... (more)
Built by "Anciens Etablissements CAIL", Paris, 1889
For the Compagnie Universelle du Canal Interoceanique de Panama (Panama Canal's first enterprise)
Now running on the Somme B... (more)
This is a perfect re-creation of the myriad rural railways that once covered France. In this case, it is a mixed freight and passenger train.
Climbing the "Mont Blanc" grade out of St Valery and out of a tree tunnel.
Remaining almost the same as what it was about one century ago!
A mix freight and passenger train travels in the Somme Bay area, a bird's paradise. After some negotiation and a payment in bird food, a swan familly kindly agreed to p... (more)
Climbing the "Mont Blanc" grade out of Saint-Valery, passing in a tree tunnel, going to Cayeux-sur-Mer.
Tourists show the various ways of taking photographs today while shooting the steam engine #2 of the CFBS on the turntable. The engine is an ex-Panama Canal work locomotive, see her full story und... (more)
Crossing the Somme Canal - and locks - at Saint-Valery Canal
This 4-6-0 was built in 1909 by Fives-Lille for the meter-gauge Brittany Network (Reseau Breton) which belonged to the pre-SNCF era “ETAT” Company. It saw service in Brittany until 1969, then got ... (more)
We are on the Chemin de Fer de la Baie de Somme (Somme Bay Railway), a preserved railway and heritage line in northern France. The track gauge is 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 8/8 in).
In the flat lands ... (more)