The sun slowly goes down, lighting the sky with an amazing and sweet purple light ... the fall season is there ; Sony NEX-5T
During the month of November 2011, SNCF was a partner of the Paris Photo event. This year theme was Africa. In Paris Gare du Nord, a giant slideshow was done over the Thalys and TGV tracks, allowi... (more)
The last Chapelon: This was the last time that a Chapelon Pacific arrived in Paris hauling a passenger train. These engines were the "queens" of the French Pacifics. A few are preserved, none of t... (more)
A brand new Z50000 is running out of Garde du Nord with a load of passengers to Luzarches ; Sony A900
Following my two previous posts of suburban locos at Paris Nord we move on nearly ten years and see an almost brand new 2-8-2T waiting to leave the station with a push/pull train in 1935. These en... (more)
In contrast to the British built 4-6-4T that I posted just before this one, here is a French built 4-6-4T of the Nord Railway waiting to work a suburban train at the Gare du Nord in Paris. These e... (more)
One of the 14 British built 4-6-4Ts built by Beyer, Peacock & Co., originally from a batch of 40 destined for the Dutch State Railway but which were diverted to the ROD (Railway Operating Division... (more)
High power at Gare du Nord.
This was one of a hundred diesel-electric A1A-A1A locos built by Baldwin in the USA for the SNCF in 1946-47. It is seen with empty coaching stock that includes a typical French 'Fourgon' and a Nor... (more)
Slowly leaving Paris Nord station, heading for Brussels, riding alongside a Lille bound Sud-Est TGV ready for departure.
A scene that is now history. The 12.05 St-Quentin to Paris express enters the Gare du Nord on what are now the Eurostar platforms.
TGV IRIS 320 for test the new french HSL waiting to depart.
BB 9300 class wait for a Ter train.
TGV IRIS 320 for proof the french high speed line in a Nord Station with a Thalyss destination Brusselles Midi.
Thalyss service Paris Nord - Bruselles Midi