Death of a prototype
After about 20 years of service, the BB 69001 comes back from its last train to its home base, the famous Chalindrey depot. 20 years is not so bad a life durat... (more)
A stone train from Limoges to St Jory
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Exceptionally, 3 iconic SNCF series are gathered in this picture: the BB 67400, the A1A-A1A 68000 and the diesel-hydraulic prototype BB 69002. This was right after the 690... (more)
Preserved BB 25236 with a POE (Pullman-Orient-Express) charter.
A detoured Paris - Le Havre passes by the Mézy-sur-Seine cemetery on the "Group VI" line (Paris St Lazare - Mantes by Conflans-Ste-Honorine). Important works on the Group V (Paris-St-Laz... (more)
A Paris - Mantes by Conflans-Ste-Honorine (Group VI line) passes by the Mézy-sur-Seine cemetery
One year-old commuter train of the Z50000 series in the new light blue Ile de France Region paint scheme leaves Thun-le-Paradis station going to Paris St Lazare.
I promise I will not bother you with an avalanche of pictures of these uninteresting commuter trains! But they are just part of the railroad landscape around Paris and deserve some snapshots as we... (more)
Train 13116 Rouen RD - Paris St Lazare exits the Meulan tunnel while detoured by the north line (right bank of the Seine River). This is a doubledeck EMU called "TER 2N NG", for Regional... (more)
Train 3313 Paris Cherbourg is led by the last unit of the BB 26000 series. It is still in the original "Béton" paint scheme (béton means concrete), and has 3 headlights.
Train 3374 Trouville-Deauville to Paris St Lazare was detoured by Meulan on the right bank of the Seine River because of important works on the left bank.
The 3352 Caen - Paris St Lazare detoured by the right bank of the Seine River meets a commuter train in Juziers. The Z 50000 is stopped right in front of the signal that specifies where to make th... (more)
A Paris - Cherbourg with a classic BB 15000 at sunset climbs the grade from Mantes to the Bréval tunnel
This BB 15000 carries the "multiservices" paint scheme. It was applied to engines that would do about any service, but ended up being assigned to one particular service, in this case the... (more)