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Date: 09/17/19 22:46
Some French Trains, What Did I Shoot? October 1988
Author: MartyBernard

On October 14, 1988 I had some time in France to shoot trains.  So I did.  I'd like a little help with the captions.  Basically, at what are we looking.

1. SNCF CC 14115 at Aulnoye-Aymeries

2. SNCF CC 14151 at Aulnoye-Aymeries

3. SNCF BB 25514 at Aulnoye-Aymeries








Date: 09/17/19 22:47
Re: Some French Trains, What Did I Shoot? October 1988
Author: MartyBernard

4. SNCF BB 637778 at Compiegne

5. SNCF at Compiegne

6. SNCF at Compiegne


Thanks for your help,
Marty Bernard



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/17/19 22:50 by MartyBernard.








Date: 09/17/19 23:33
Re: Some French Trains, What Did I Shoot? October 1988
Author: PHall

Marty, you do know that European stuff is normally on the European Board, right?
But the International Board is okay too.



Date: 09/18/19 06:45
Re: Some French Trains, What Did I Shoot? October 1988
Author: Bob3985

Great photos Marti. You captured a variety of rail service in Francce at the time.

Bob Krieger
Cheyenne, WY



Date: 09/18/19 06:49
Re: Some French Trains, What Did I Shoot? October 1988
Author: exhaustED

Whooah, you caught yourself a French 'Crocodile' with those top photos!! That'll get someone very excited...



Date: 09/18/19 08:17
Re: Some French Trains, What Did I Shoot? October 1988
Author: PHall

exhaustED Wrote:
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> Whooah, you caught yourself a French 'Crocodile'
> with those top photos!! That'll get someone very
> excited...

It almost looks like a GG1 on a starvation diet!



Date: 09/18/19 16:12
Re: Some French Trains, What Did I Shoot? October 1988
Author: GettingShort

Interesting stuff. The French certainly had a very eclectic tastes in rolling stock. Some of the odditys migrated to Romania and remain in service to this day. I think that grey brick of a motor in  the fourth image lingers on in Bucharest hauling around ex-Paris Metro rolling stock. 



Date: 09/18/19 17:58
Re: Some French Trains, What Did I Shoot? October 1988
Author: Ray_Murphy

Pictures #1 and #2 are AC freight units from the 1950s.

Picture #3 is a dual-system unit (25 kV AC; 1.5 kV DC) from the 1960s.  

Picture #6 is a type EAD (Elements Automoteurs Doubles) diesel railcar of the Class X4300/4500/4600/4700.

Ray



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 09/18/19 18:06 by Ray_Murphy.



Date: 09/19/19 00:07
Re: Some French Trains, What Did I Shoot? October 1988
Author: cricketer8for9

The CC14000 class were, unusually for Western Europe low speed, high tractive effort freight motors. I may be corrected, but it think the max speed was 60kph (c35mph). Northern France still had a lot of heavy industry at that time, though, like much of Western Europe de-industrialisation was beginning.



Date: 09/19/19 03:15
Re: Some French Trains, What Did I Shoot? October 1988
Author: exhaustED

cricketer8for9 Wrote:
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> The CC14000 class were, unusually for Western
> Europe low speed, high tractive effort freight
> motors. I may be corrected, but it think the max
> speed was 60kph (c35mph). Northern France still
> had a lot of heavy industry at that time, though,
> like much of Western Europe de-industrialisation
> was beginning.

The photos are 14100 class, strictly speaking...



Date: 09/20/19 10:36
Re: Some French Trains, What Did I Shoot? October 1988
Author: eminence_grise

The BB 63778 is one of a fleet of 580 similar locomotives built by Brissoneau and Lotz between 1952 and 1971. This locomotive was scapped in 2004.

An SNCF roster says this locomotive was adapted the yard switching.



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