RailPictures.Net Photo: SNCF 5545 SNCF 2D2 5538-45 at Tours, France by Jean-Marc Frybourg
 
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2D2 5538-45 (more..)
Saint Pierre des Corps (more..)
Tours, France (more..)
May 10, 1975
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SNCF 5545 (more..)
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Jean-Marc Frybourg (more..)
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Built in the 1930's for fast passenger service by SNCF predecessor "PO-Midi" company, these engines were nicknamed "pregnant women" for an obvious reason. They were the finest speed locomotives of the time. Still in service in the 1970's, the last 2D2 5500 were retired in 1980.
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