The last days of the SBB RAe TEE in France
The TEE Cisalpin was a Trans-Europ-Express train that linked Paris-Gare de Lyon in Paris, France, with Milano Centrale in Milan, Italy (b... (more)
Paris commuter trains of the 70's
On the left, unditentified brand new Z6400 (2 units coupled together) have just left the Pont-Cardinet station, heading for Paris St Lazare. This ... (more)
La Roche-sur-Foron and the lines to Annemasse and Annecy were the birth place of "industrial" alternating current 25KV 50Hz for the French railroad lines electrification in the early 1950's. It wa... (more)
Dual voltage BB 25219 was built in March 1966 and withdrawn in December 2004 after 7.4 million km.
Almost everything was new in the Montparnasse station in 1976. The Montparnasse Tower in the background was 3 years-old, the Corail passenger cars had started to replace the fl... (more)
The night is falling on the rural station of Montbarrey as a Paris-Lausanne TGV passes at 160 kph. Soon, the train will reach Mouchard where the "hump" starts. The hump is the grade that... (more)
A Pontarlier Neuchâtel service passes under the Joux Castle. This is still in France, the Swiss border is about 7 km away at Les Verrières. The section between Pontarlier and the border is electri... (more)
Triple voltage TGV 115 on a Lausanne Paris service is entering the Joux Forest area.
With the Montparnasse Tower in the background, 3 main line engines are waiting their evening assignments: a CC 72000 that will take charge of a fast (160 kph) Paris-Nantes Corail service (the Le M... (more)
Triple voltage TGV 114 coupled with TGV 115 cruises the Jura high plateau between Frasne and Mouchard on a Lausanne - Paris service. The train is about to cross the La Joux forest. The speed on th... (more)
A BB 15000 in push-pull mode races at about 90 mph on the Paris-Amiens line while a lazy camera moves slowly its shutter at 1/20th of a second to capture it.
A Caen depot RTG arrives in Paris, probably coming from Cherbourg. The first turbotrains on this line were the first generation ETG. Given their success, they were replaced by the new generation R... (more)
Rare bird, unsuccessful
The dual-power Eem 6/6 were designed for heavy shunting in large yards or stations, where not all tracks are electrified, but most of the shunting can be ... (more)
The Swiss Federal Railways (SBB - CFF - FFS) periodically invited school kids to visit yards or maintenance shops, with the objective of raising interest for r... (more)
Two Re 4/4 II emerge from the Gotthard Tunnel with a passenger train, captured by two railfans, as another railfan watches the scene from the cab of a Re 6/6 about to enter the tunnel.