The 140 A 259 is displayed on its side to evoke the acts of sabotage performed by railwaymen at the time of the Resistance during the World War II
Dramatically displayed steam loco at Cite Du Train, a large railway museum in Mulhouse, France. It represents the damage inflicted on the railway during times of war.
Museum Cité du Train: There was a sabotage to this loc at the 2nd world war, she derailed. In this museum you can see the details and read the sad history
The Nord consolidation locomotive 140 A 259 lying on its side depicting an act of sabotage by the French Resistance during WWII has already become the main image of the new Cité du Train. This is ... (more)
Love it or hate it, Part Deux - Locomotive a vapeur consolidation 140 A 259 - As displayed at the museum depicting sabotage of the railways during the war. (Top view)
Love it or hate it - Locomotive a vapeur consolidation 140 A 259 - As displayed at the museum depicting sabotage of the railways during the war. (Bottom view)