Still in its as-built livery, a BB 16000 runs light between Paris Gare du Nord and La Chapelle. These engines were primarily operating on the fast passenger trains on the lines that had been elect... (more)
Departure of the crack train "Palatino" Paris-Roma from Paris Gare de Lyon
This was what TER trains are today (TER: Train Express Regional / Regional Express Trains).
14 years before the first TGV, here is what some of the standard engines were in Paris Gare de Lyon: various generations of 1.5 KV DC power, with a BB 9200 and a lot of 2D2 9100
A classic 1.5KV DC engine: the mighty BB 9200 in her green livery of the 1970's.
It is this locomotives series that inaugurated the first 125 mph trains in France in 1967, with the 1st Class... (more)
BB 25250 with TER Annecy-Lyon
Following successful trials in March 1955, the SNCF ordered 92 units of the BB 9200. These locomotives could haul a train of 1000 tonnes at a maximum speed of 160 kph (99 mph). These engines were ... (more)
The Toulouse locomotives "depôt" still saw some BB 9300 in 2012, a series now retired from service. From the right to the left:
- BB 7294 in the as-built "béton" livery,more)