RailPictures.Net Photo: 231 E 41 SNCF Steam 4-6-2 at Tours, France by Jean-Marc Frybourg
 
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December 05, 2013
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Preservation in action

This is the next big thing in French preservation. After sitting outdoor on static display and slowly decaying for 40 years, a Chapelon Pacific was moved yesterday from downtown Saint Pierre des Corps to an empty wharehouse where she will be refurbished. Depending on its state and how much money can be raised, it will take up to 10 years before we see her hauling trains again. There are only 2 Chapelon Pacifics preserved, one of them being displayed in the "Cite du Train" (French trains museum in Mulhouse). Interestingly, the Chapelon in Mulhouse never hauls trains even though it is complete with all mechanism in place, whereas this one is expected to run again one day, however many critical spare parts are missing...
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