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An ancestor: Born PLM 262 AE 2 in July 1929, withdrawn in December 1974 as SNCF 2CC2 3402, now preserved by the APMFS Association.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
The 2D2 5516 was famous at the end of the 1970's for holding the world record for the distance travelled in service: 8 million kilometers. This unit is preserved at ... (more)