An agent wearing a protective mask opens the maintenance centre exit track for a Ouigo TGV that will go to Paris Gare de Lyon for a day of active service. The Ouigo ar... (more)
You love your obese girlfriend!!!It seems that a strange love story is taking place in the vicinity of the Villeneuve St Georges yard and that relatives or friends decided to make i... (more)
A Z 20500 (aka Z2N) is undergoing a throrough cleaning before returning to work on Paris Gare de Lyon commuter lines.
Another picture of the Chinese virus impact: most of the TGVs are temporarily redundant. On the positive side, they look very clean, probably a consequence of the high... (more)
There were very few trains during the past 8 weeks. Things will change in the coming days with the progressive uplift of the lockdown in France. For passenger ... (more)
With the Covid-19 crisis in France, the number of high-speed trains in operation was reduced to 7% during the past 8 weeks. Many TGVs were parked and left unemployed... (more)
The last days of the SBB RAe TEE in France
The TEE Cisalpin was a Trans-Europ-Express train that linked Paris-Gare de Lyon in Paris, France, with Milano Centrale in Milan, Italy (b... (more)
Paris commuter trains of the 70's
On the left, unditentified brand new Z6400 (2 units coupled together) have just left the Pont-Cardinet station, heading for Paris St Lazare. This ... (more)
La Roche-sur-Foron and the lines to Annemasse and Annecy were the birth place of "industrial" alternating current 25KV 50Hz for the French railroad lines electrification in the early 1950's. It wa... (more)
Dual voltage BB 25219 was built in March 1966 and withdrawn in December 2004 after 7.4 million km.
Almost everything was new in the Montparnasse station in 1976. The Montparnasse Tower in the background was 3 years-old, the Corail passenger cars had started to replace the fl... (more)
The night is falling on the rural station of Montbarrey as a Paris-Lausanne TGV passes at 160 kph. Soon, the train will reach Mouchard where the "hump" starts. The hump is the grade that... (more)