3 kilometers away from the Paris Lyon Station, a Paris - Milano has just started its journey toward Italy.
Final trip for Patrick
TGV #01 “Patrick” is the first French TGV ever built, born August 1978. It was withdrawn from commercial service in Dec. 2019. Then it was partly painted bac... (more)
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)
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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)
Shortly after 8AM, an eastbound intermodal descends Sand Patch Grade through the S curves at Fairhope.
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)
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)