Gendarmerie (Highway Patrol)
Sure enough, the probability of meeting anybody on a quiet countryside road was low on a weekend, away from the main roads. Not even talking about me... (more)
Catch them while you can: a few weeks to go and the CC 72100 or 72000 will be a thing a of the past on the beautiful "Line 4" Paris-Belfort. The first section where they will disappear i... (more)
Built in Aug 1969, this is the oldest mainline locomotive still working on passenger trains on the SNCF roster. It has got a new SEMT-Pielstick 16 PA 4-200 VGA prime mover in 2003 (2650 KW).
Very dirty, nearing the end of a long career.
The dead line in Vesoul has a number of commuter and local service trains waiting the scrapper's torch.
The dead line in Vesoul has a number of commuter trains waiting the scrapper's torch. Some are 25KV 50 HZ "Z 6100" and others are 1.5 KV DC "Z 5300".
Lit by the last sun rays, the 1548 Belfort Paris is hauled by a "true" un-rebuilt CC 72000 that still has its original SACM AGO V16 ESHR prime mover (2650 kW).
58 years-old CC 72121 exits the summit tunnel between Langres and Chalindrey with the 1541 Paris-Belfort.