An unidentified ghost BB 22200 shoving on the rear of a push-pull Corail TER going to Lyon Part-Dieu unveils a northbound Euro Cargo Rail freight that is about to cross the city of Lyon via Perrac... (more)
Southbound freight exiting the Saint Irénée Tunnel and crossing the Saône River, right before the Lyon Perrache station.
Inouï means incredible, unheard of, amazing.
It is inouï that this TGV in Carmillon paint scheme, working only for domestic TGV INOUI services, does not carry the INOUI... (more)
On the "Grande Ceinture" of Paris (Broad Belt line around Paris)
It is 10:38 pm on this February 1976 night in Paris Gare de Lyon. Almost all night trains are gone. The carts are ready for servicing the trains arriving the next morning from far away cities. At ... (more)
First TGV in Switzerland
On July 6, 1981, a TGV came for the first time in Switzerland under its own power for tests around Lausanne under 15KV 16 2/3 Hz. The train set carried the... (more)
At the border station of Vallorbe, after changing the French SNCF engine (a BB 22200), the TEE 23 Le Cisalpin Paris-Lausanne-Milan got a Re 4/4 II in red and yellow TEE livery.
How many kids who had the opportunity to visit the cab of "Patrick" (first unit of the first generation "Sud-Est" TGVs) developped a passion an... (more)
Duplex TGVs 242 and 249 undergoing routine maintenance in the newest TGV maintenance centre, built in 2009.
A northbound couple of Reseau TGVs leaves Lyon Perrache, crossing the Saône River and entering the Saint-Irénée Tunnel.
The last runThis was the last run of a Sud-Est TGV at high speed. Once arrived in Paris, the TGV 01 would lose its agreement and stay in the Bercy-Conflans yard. The Covid-19 pendem... (more)
Local trains un rural France : in the 1980's the 600 HP X 2400 series were still very active, together with their Decauville trailer cars. They had two 300 hp engines, similar to the prime movers ... (more)