In 1974 3 generations of electric engines co-existed on the Maurienne line (Chambery - Modane) in the French Alps. The line had 2 distinctive features: it was electrified by 3rd rail, under 1500 V... (more)
Trans Europ Express
The TEE number One "Aquitaine" has arrived in Bordeaux after a 125 mph non-stop race from Paris. It was one of the best trains in France for speed b... (more)
A CC 6500 flies into the night on the Paris - Toulouse line
Trans-Europ-Express 1st-class only "Mistral" Paris-Nice leaving Paris Gare de Lyon. The train is just 2km away from Paris Gare de Lyon, about to pass the Paris city limits (entering Char... (more)
This is an overnight train composed with rented Italian cars (after the SNCF baggage car). Coming from Paris Gare de Lyon, it is rushing in the night fog toward the Alps, carrying Parisian vacatio... (more)
Crack train Trans Europ Express "Le Mistral" Paris Lyon Marseille Nice. First class only.
CC 6556 "Maurienne" with 3rd rail collector under the Culoz engine shed.