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Famous Electrics: "Fers Repasser" (France & Lux.)
The famous Flat Irons (Fers Repasser) of the North and East regions of France, and Luxembourg: 25KV 50Hz workhorses of the 1950's
Photo Album By: Jean-Marc Frybourg
 
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Photo ID: 501341

In the 1980's, although declining, the steel industry was still well alive in the Lorraine Region, in the East of France. And together with it, inseparable from it, came the ubiquitous "fers ... (more)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: CC 14100
Location: Moyeuvre-Grande, France
Locomotive #: CC 14181
Train ID: -
Photo Date: May 17, 1988


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Oct 09, 2014

Views: 5,803
Comments: 1

Favorited: 24
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Photo ID: 499437

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: BB 12000
Location: Longwy, France
Locomotive #: BB 12033
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 25, 1992


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By: Fabrice Lanoue

Added: Sep 24, 2014

Views: 3,353
Comments: 1

Favorited: 12
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Photo ID: 470170

Railroad: CFL
Locomotive: BB 3600
Location: Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
Locomotive #: BB 3608
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 31, 2014


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Feb 16, 2014

Views: 3,133
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Favorited: 5

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Photo ID: 469926

Built in 1956, these AC locomotives called "flat-iron" by railroaders, used 4 ignitrons in order to supply DC traction motors. Ballast train.

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: BB 12000
Location: Chantilly, France
Locomotive #: SNCF 12018
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 20, 1996


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By: Paul Mancini

Added: Feb 14, 2014

Views: 3,619
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Favorited: 10
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Photo ID: 468373

Last test train of the day for the rebirth of the 3608 (historic CFL locomotive)

Railroad: CFL
Locomotive: BB 3600
Location: Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
Locomotive #: BB 3608
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 31, 2014


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Feb 01, 2014

Views: 2,885
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Favorited: 4


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Photo ID: 468370

The 3608 shows her nice vintage 25KV pan in the frigid morning sun of Luxembourg

Railroad: CFL
Locomotive: BB 3600
Location: Fentange, Luxembourg
Locomotive #: BB 3608
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 31, 2014


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Feb 01, 2014

Views: 4,604
Comments: 3

Favorited: 18

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Photo ID: 468335

A new Jewel

A perfectly restored 25KV-50Hz electric engine of the 1950s era made its first public appearance these days. Built in 1959 by the French Industry (MTE Jeumont Schnei... (more)

Railroad: CFL
Locomotive: BB 3600
Location: Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
Locomotive #: BB 3608
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 31, 2014


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Jan 31, 2014

Views: 5,473
Comments: 3

Favorited: 12

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Photo ID: 468330

A new Jewel

A perfectly restored 25KV-50Hz electric engine of the 1950s era made its first public appearance these days. Built in 1959 by the French Industry (MTE Jeumont Schnei... (more)

Railroad: CFL
Locomotive: BB 3600
Location: Fentange, Luxembourg
Locomotive #: BB 3608
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 31, 2014


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Jan 31, 2014

Views: 7,442
Comments: 5

Favorited: 32

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Photo ID: 442006

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: CC 14188 051 972
Location: Bouzonville, France
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 27, 1975


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By: J Neu, Berlin

Added: Jul 03, 2013

Views: 4,371
Comments: 4

Favorited: 26

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Photo ID: 363331

The SNCF class CC 14000 locomotives have been built between 1955 and 1959 by CGC/Oerlikon for the electrification of the French North-East corridor between Valenciennes and Thionville. These heavy... (more)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: Co-Co class CC14000
Location: Mulhouse, France
Locomotive #: CC 14018
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 02, 2011


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By: Daniel SIMON

Added: May 14, 2011

Views: 5,571
Comments: 2

Favorited: 12


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Photo ID: 332484

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: SFAC-SW BB 12000
Location: Andilly en Bassigny Haute Marne, France
Locomotive #: BB 12083
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August, 1981


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By: Gerard MEILLEY

Added: Jul 24, 2010

Views: 5,044
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Favorited: 7
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Photo ID: 294058

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: BB 12000
Location: Janville, France
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: -
Photo Date: April 20, 1987


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Aug 16, 2009

Views: 4,343
Comments: 1

Favorited: 5
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Photo ID: 292799

A battery of 'flat irons' stand at Valeciennes depot in northern France with Bo-Bo No BB-13033 nearest the camera and Co-Co No 14102 on the right. I believe there were a total of 323 of these 'Mon... (more)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: BB-13000
Location: Valenciennes, France
Locomotive #: BB-13033
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 20, 1962


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By: Rail Archive Stephenson

Added: Aug 03, 2009

Views: 9,220
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Favorited: 14
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Photo ID: 292463

A close-up view of one of the SNCF 'Monocabine' Bo-Bo electrics, irreverently known as 'Flat-irons' in the UK, has just passed the closed station at Arzviller with a southbbound freight train on t... (more)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: BB-12000
Location: Lorraine, France
Locomotive #: BB-12146
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 20, 1990


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By: Brian Stephenson

Added: Jul 31, 2009

Views: 6,539
Comments: 1

Favorited: 12

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Photo ID: 292375

One of the SNCF 'Monocabine' Bo-Bo electrics, now all withdrawn, has just passed the closed station at Stambach with a northbound freight train on the Strasbourg to Metz main line. It is running t... (more)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: BB-12000
Location: Lorraine, France
Locomotive #: BB-12075
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 03, 1991


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By: Brian Stephenson

Added: Jul 30, 2009

Views: 4,655
Comments: 0

Favorited: 13

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