The "Dépôt du Charolais" had many 2D2 9100 ready for a summer vacations rush evening: from the left to the right, #9113 (blt Oct. 1950), #9115 (blt Nov 1950), #9111 (blt Aug. 1950), #913... (more)
It was a summer vacation rush. These 2 trains are going to the French Riviera ("Côte d'Azur"). On the left, the BB 9324 was then a modern engine, just 6 years-old. On the right the 2D2 9... (more)
The night was falling. CC 72019 was only 6 years old. It was leaving Paris Lyon station for Clermont-Ferrand. The passenger cars were not as young. The fist car is a riveted B11 "Dyle & Bacal... (more)
The 1st class-only crack trains TEE Le Mistral Paris-Nice (on the right) and TEE Cisalpin Paris-Milano were leaving Paris at about the same time, around 1 p... (more)
The BB 71000 was a series of 30 640hp light diesels with mechanical transmission built in 1965-66 and withdrawn in the 1980's. Many were sold to indutrial spurs.
The transfer table of the Tours Saint-Pierre-des-Corps locomotive shops
Preserved BB 25236 reaches Reims station with a charter composed with "Pullman-Orient-Express" cars.
The "Compagnie des Chemins de Fer du Midi" in the south of France was located roughly along the Pyrenees range, between Bordeaux and Toulouse in the north and the Spanish b... (more)
An unidentified BB 8100 sits outside of the shops in light blue primer paint. When the paint is dry, it will go back inside the shops to get its dark brown livery.
A Renault ABJ4 built in January 1949 rests in the Saint-Pierre-des-Corps (Tours) locomotive depot. SNCF numbered this type of railcar in the X3600 series.
An ex-P.O.-Midi 2D2 5500 of the 5538-5545 sub-series called "Pregnant Woman" for obvious reason. Built Aug. 1938, withdrawn Dec. 1979 after 7,175,148 km.
A Paris-Bordeaux-Irun (Spanish border) "Corail" service is ready for departure from the Austerlitz station in Paris. The BB 9244 was built in July 1959 and withdrawn in August 2003.
A set of 1st class-only Trans-Europ-Express stainless steel cars gets cleaning and light maintenance in Le Landy near Paris North station. These cars are called "TEE PBA". They belong to... (more)
Stainless steel car A2Dxj n°81 87 81 89 701-1 is a combined 1st class compatments and generator for powering the air conditioning of entire trains. It belongs to the series of 36 Paris - Brussels ... (more)
During the "Au Revoir Patrick" exhibition open to the public in Paris Lyon station, people line up for a cab visit. The Farewell to Patrick Tour was a tremendous success, with about 10,0... (more)