This "Express" leaving Dijon behind a CC 7100, bound for the French Alps (Saint-Gervais and Bourg-St-Maurice), is composed of an incredible diversity of cars, old and new. Their origins (main type... (more)
A station platform scene of the 1970's with a dark blue ex-CIWL restaurant car: that was a time when almost all long-distance passenger trains had a true restaurant. But that proved too expensive ... (more)
A station platform scene of the 1970's with OCEM passenger cars of the 1930's: that was a time when a passenger train could leave the station with some doors still open, there was no air-condition... (more)
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)
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)
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.
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 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)
It is 10:38 pm on this February 1976 night in Paris Gare de Lyon. Almost all night trains are gone. The carts are ready for servicing the trains arriving the next morning from far away cities. At ... (more)
Low cost spare parts?
These power axles belong to Ouigo trainsets, specialized for low cost high-speed services. They are overhauled with new wheelsets and serviced gears. They are... (more)
The TEE 17 "Le Rhodanien" leaves Paris Gare de Lyon for Marseille. This was one of the last days for this train, as it was discontinued on Sept 28 1978. The luxurious stainless steel car... (more)
Lyon Perrache Poste 1
The Lyon Perrache #1 interlocking tower is a preserved historical landmark. It is listed as a major French railroad technical heritage and can be occasionally... (more)
Huge Ńuble railroad bridge in Chillan city.