RailPictures.Net Photo: 5947 NMBS NMBS class 59 at Monacu, France by Maarten van der Velden
 
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LGV Nord (more..)
Monacu, France (more..)
May 04, 1992
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5947 (more..)
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Maarten van der Velden (more..)
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In 1991 SNCF was in short supply of diesellocomotves needed for the construction of the high speed line LGV Nord. This problem was solved by renting NMBS/SNCB class 59 locomotives and by buying obsolete NS 2400 class locomotive. On the photo NMBS/SNCB 5947 and 5946 with a heavy gravel train on the LGV du Nord near Monacu. At the rear of the train SNCF BB 66024 and SNCF BB 66041.
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