This was the usual power for the Lorraine heavy industry trains. These engines were nicknamed flatirons. They had been designed and built for the first major 25KV-50Hz electrification in the north... (more)
Due to the legendary swiss Crocodiles these french AC Locomotives were called the "Big french Crocodiles" (with six Axles, there had been also Series with four Axles).
In France they we... (more)
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)
Built in 1956, these AC locomotives called "flat-iron" by railroaders, used 4 ignitrons in order to supply DC traction motors. Ballast train.
Last test train of the day for the rebirth of the 3608 (historic CFL locomotive)
The 3608 shows her nice vintage 25KV pan in the frigid morning sun of Luxembourg
A new Jewel
A perfectly restored 25KV-50Hz electric engine of the 1950’s era made its first public appearance these days. Built in 1959 by the French Industry (MTE – Jeumont Schnei... (more)
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)