Following up on my yellow "infra" series, here is a colorful train with a 840 KW Vossloh-built BB 60000 on the point. The train is dead weight for additional braking power on work trains... (more)
Another yellow “Infra” engine – this time it is a diesel - hauls a maintenance of way train on the Paris - Orléans line.
The yellow SNCF engines belong to the “Infra” – means Infrastructure – Department who is in charge of maintenance of way activities, including moving ballast trains, track maintenance cars, etc. W... (more)
A dual mode Alstom Coradia Liner does the Paris Est - Chaumont - Chalindrey - Dijon Ville #839584. It is approaching Flamboin. In this area, weed removal, bridge removal and bridge re-construction... (more)
A track geometry train with BB 69400 on each end passes a superelevated curve set for 160 km/h (99 mph) at a much lower speed.
Transfer run of the RIO #220 and RIB #202 from Pantin to the Romilly-sur-Seine passenger car shops. RIO means Rame Inox Omnibus, i.e. Stainless steel trainset for local services (stopping trains).... (more)
Two BB 15000 in two different paint schemes meet at Km post 135 of the Paris - Caen - Cherbourg line, near the rural village of Romilly-la-Puthenaye, in Normandy. These trains are living their las... (more)
Last light of the day on this Paris-Caen in the Normandy countryside
Two preserved and magnificently restored Picasso railcars are moving in the middle of the Beillé museum station, that has many collector artefacts.
A lone "Picasso" railcar emerges from a tree tunnel on its way back from Bonnétable to Connerré-Beillé on the TRANSVAP's tourist railroad called "Chemin de Fer Touristique de la Sar... (more)
The Transvap tourist railroad has one X3800 "Picasso" railcar, painted in blue and grey. These days, it also hosts another one, in the traditional red and &... (more)
At first sight, this looks like a TMST TGV on a London-Paris Eurostar service. The reality is quite different:
- Eurostar trains do not usually cross this bridge as ... (more)
Five km from Paris St Lazare and in front of the Asnières #3 interlocking tower, two Normandy 5-carbody Z26500 EMUs meet on the "Group V" tracks leading directly to Mantes.
The preserved BB 25236 is the last operational unit of the various 4-axle "Jacquemin" engine series built between 1957 and 1977. It is seen hauling a windowless Corail Teoz bound to the ... (more)