A surprising appearance under the majestic canopy of the Bordeaux Saint Jean station: a flat car loaded with coal and a crane. The car is part of a steam charter going to Le Verdon.
Steam charter under the "Ogives Midi" catenaries: these catenary poles are typical of the old, pre-SNCF Compagnie du Midi electrification south of Bordeaux. Their lancet arch shape made them calle... (more)
The steamer and the containers
As SNCF was not steam-locomotive friendly enough in the Bordeaux area, a steam charter had to spend the night in a friendly-managed container termina... (more)
Anachronistic presence of a century old steam engine in a container terminal: the Naviland Cargo terminal kindly hosted the steam train for the night because it is now costly and an administrative... (more)
A Naviland Cargo containers train waits the departure time at the Bordeaux Hourcade Naviland Terminal.