The end of the Maurienne dinosaursOrdered by the PLM in the 1920's for the hard climb of the Maurienne grades (in the French Alps on the Paris-Roma line), several small series of 1.... (more)
The Culoz cemetery: Given the proximity of a large scrapper, the then out-of-service locomotive depot in Culoz was used as a cemetery for the old fleet of Maurienne electrics before they w... (more)
An ancestor: Born PLM 262 AE 2 in July 1929, withdrawn in December 1974 as SNCF 2CC2 3402, now preserved by the APMFS Association.
50 military trucks
In the Saint-Jory yard, north of Toulouse, a CC 1100 shunts 25 flat cars loaded with 50 Simca Cargo military trucks. They represent 0.21% of the 24370 Simca Carg... (more)
Another type of alligator or crocodile
12 units were built by Oerlikon of Switzerland between 1938 and 1948 (a long period for delivering such a short series, but it was during war... (more)
The "world famous" 2D2 5516 (now preserved at the Cité du Train in Mulhouse) is ready for departure on a Toulouse-Paris night train.
The locomotive wash tracks are filled with 2D2 5500
Six 2D2 5500 at rest in the Toulouse locomotive depot