Travelling the Y at Serquigny to get into position for the return trip to Sotteville.
The end of a test: the last wheel of the Pacific shows signs of heat, with smoke coming out of it. Unfortunate or not, the test train does what it was asked to, so that the engine will work well w... (more)
When a "Deuche" meets a Pacific, it certainly deserves a picture! It may look like a scene out of the 1960's.
This is a test train for the Etat Pacific 231-G-558, after its overhaul. The train went from Sotteville (near Rouen) to Serquigny, a Normandy trip. Unfortunately a hot box on the rear Bissel wheel... (more)
The return of the 231G 558: for the first time since 2009 the PVC's 231G 558 comes back to life after overhaul.
The return of the 231G 558: for the first time since 2009 the PVC's 231G 558 comes back to life after overhaul. The tedious SNCF paperwork is not yet fully done, as some redundant official ... (more)