The mammoth SNCF dead lines near Rouen
The Sotteville death row
The Big Cemetery
This cemetary now contains 430 engines of all types. Despite politicians claiming their commitment to environmental improvements, the reality check says otherwise. The... (more)
Dead trains, live road
Despite politicians claiming their commitment to environmental improvements, the reality check says otherwise. The enormous lines of 430 dead SNCF engines in Sot... (more)
Dead lines containing more than 300 engines
Unused and dead or almost dead
These engines will experience at best a long rest or at worst the sad fate of the cutting torch. Fortunately the magnificent Rouen Cathedral watches over them. Or is ... (more)
Quite some of these will see the scrapper's torch sooner rather than later.
Due to the economic downturn and the bad fortunes - or poor management? - of the SNCF freight Department, these electrics are experiencing a forced rest. Fortunately ... (more)
Sotteville Yard contains well over 100 stored locomotives as a consequence of the down turn in traffic, the introduction of competition and the introduction of new diesel locomotives.