A portrait of the "Princess", SNCF steam locomotive 231G #558, a remarkable piece of earlier French engineering. This beautiful 4-cylinder “Pacific État” 4-6-2 steam engine was built in ... (more)
This photo is from a postcard size glass negative by the late John Macartney Robbins who died in 1953. It shows former Ouest Railway 'Bicyclette' 2-4-0T No 21-629 at Sotteville depot during a visi... (more)
This photo is from a postcard size glass negative by the late John Macartney Robbins who died in 1953. It shows Stephenson Locomotive Society members standing in front of an Etat (former Ouest) ra... (more)
This photo is from a postcard size glass negative by the late John Macartney Robbins who died in 1953. It shows an ancient Ouest Railway tank locomotive built by Buddicom of Rouen in 1844 during a... (more)
One of the smaller SNCF diesels, No BB-67054 has just crossed the River Seine as it leaves Rouen with the 17.28 express to Paris St.Lazare.
Sotteville Depot, with locotractuers, BB60000 and BB63500 visible.
Sotteville Yard contains well over 100 stored locomotives as a consequence of the down turn in traffic, the introduction of competition and the introduction of new diesel locomotives.
Y8081 stabled at the rear of Sotteville Depot along with X3800 "Picasso" unit 3997. Rouen Cathederal provides a stunning backdrop to the scene.
Train 103, the 08.45 Paris-St.Lazaire to Le Havre express enters Rouen-Rive Droit station. The young men in the foreground are clearing the ashpit used by the ETAT 231 Pacifics during their stop f... (more)
Former ETAT 0-8-0T No 040TA53 performs shed pilot duties at Sotteville depot, Rouen. The wagons contain coal for the stoker-fired 141R locomotives attached to this depot.