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After a railfanning trip to Paris it is now time for this section on french trains to be split up in subpages. SNCF BB 7200

SNCF BB 7200 "Nez cassÚs" (15 pictures) HTML 5
SNCF BB 15000

SNCF BB 15000 "Nez cassÚs" (13 pictures) HTML 5
SNCF BB 22200

SNCF BB 22200 "Nez cassÚs" (21 pictures)
SNCF SNCF BB 9200 + BB 16000

SNCF BB 9200 + BB 16000 "Jaquemins" + BB 9600 "Vespa" (7 pictures) HTML 5
SNCF BB 16500 + BB 17000 + BB 25500

SNCF BB 16500 + BB 17000 + BB 25500 "danseuses" (11 pictures) HTML 5
SNCF class BB 26000

SNCF class BB 26000 "Sybic" (22 pictures)
SNCF BB 27000 + BB 37000

SNCF BB 27000 + BB 37000 "Prima" (19 pictures) HTML 5
SNCF diesel locomotives

SNCF diesel locomotives (8 pictures)
TGV

TGV (28 pictures)
SNCF Z 5300

SNCF Z 5300 (2 pictures)
SNCF Z 20500

SNCF Z 20500 (5 pictures)
SNCF TER 2N NG

SNCF TER 2N NG - Z24500 + Z 26500 (13 pictures)
SNCF Z 50000

SNCF Z 50000 (3 pictures) HTML 5
SNCF EMUs and DMUs

SNCF EMUs and DMUs (10 pictures) HTML 5
Euro Cargo Rail

Euro Cargo Rail (7 pictures) HTML 5
Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous (5 pictures) HTML 5

Not yet in subpages (22 pictures):

Class BB 16500

SNCF BB 16756

SNCF BB 16756 (54 kb)

SNCF BB 16756 leaving Lille with a set of push-pull double deck cars, summer 1985.
SNCF BB 16791

SNCF BB 16791 (248 kb)

SNCF BB 16791 pushes a double decker train out of Maubeuge on June 5, 2005, 16:03.

Class BB 22200

SNCF BB 22289

SNCF BB 22289 (85 kb)

SNCF BB 22289 passes through Dole on May 15, 2002.

Class BB 36000

SNCF BB 36004

SNCF BB 36004 (224 kb)

SNCF BB 36004 is hauling a freight train through Hazebrouck on August 23, 2007, 17:45.
SNCF BB 36030

SNCF BB 36030 (250 kb)

SNCF BB 36030 in Maubeuge on June 5, 2005.

SNCF BB 63000

SNCF BB 63143

SNCF BB 63143 (104 kb)

SNCF BB 63143 diesel locomotive shunting passenger cars in Lille about 1985.

SNCF BB 66000

SNCF BB 66428

SNCF BB 66428 (86 kb)

SNCF BB 66428 in Dole on May 15, 2002.

TGV Thalys PBKA

SNCF Thalys PBKA 4345

SNCF Thalys PBKA 4345 (193 kb)

SNCF Thalys PBKA 4345 runs through Ruisbroek, a southern Bruxelles suburb, on April 11, 2003.

TGV Duplex

There are 3 slightly different TGV Duplex generations. 1. generation are numbered in the 200-series, 2. generation is numbered in the 600-series and is a tri-current version, that can operate in Germany and Switzerland, 3. generation is also called Dasye (Duplex Asynchrone ERTMS) and is numbered in the 700-series. Some of the pictures below is of SNCF TGV Duplex no. 213 at the High Speed Rail Exhibition in Copenhagen, Bella Center, in summer 1997.
SNCF TGV Duplex 213

SNCF TGV Duplex 213 (353 kb)

SNCF TGV Duplex 213, Copenhagen, 1997.
SNCF TGV Duplex

SNCF TGV Duplex 213 (187 kb)

SNCF TGV Duplex 213
SNCF TGV Duplex 213

SNCF TGV Duplex 213 (151 kb)

SNCF TGV Duplex 213
SNCF TGV Duplex 213

SNCF TGV Duplex 213 (67 kb)

SNCF TGV Duplex 213, drivers cabin
SNCF TGV Duplex 213

SNCF TGV Duplex 213 (144 kb)

SNCF TGV Duplex 213, interior at the top floor.
TGV Duplex

Video of SNCF TGV Duplex (3.5 MB) - 8 sec - WMV format

A SNCF TGV Duplex at Avelin on October 5, 2006, 12:02.
TGV Duplex

TGV Duplex (271 kb)

A TGV Duplex hurries through Avelin just south of Lille on October 5, 2006, 12:30.

Other TGV sets

Video of SNCF TGV meeting SNCF TGV Duplex

Video of SNCF TGV meeting SNCF TGV Duplex (3.6 MB) - 14 seconds - WMV format

Video of SNCF TGV meeting SNCF TGV Duplex in Avelin on Oktober 5, 2006, 12:30.
TGV in the Rhone Valley

TGV train in the Rhone Valley (66 kb)

A TGV train speeds through a small station in the Rhone Valley with a speed of probably around 200 km/h. October 1999.

Class Z 7300 - Z 7500 trainsets

SNCF Z 7350

SNCF Z 7350 (131 kb)

EMU Z 7350 in Chattellerault on August 31, 2004.

Other trainsets

SNCF Z 7110

SNCF Z 7110 (236 kb)

SNCF Z 7110 in Banyuls Sur Mer, South France, July 1990.

Rolling stock etc.

SNCF Rame Inox Omnibus

SNCF Rame Inox Omnibus (255 kb)

SNCF Rame Inox Omnibus in Hazebrouck on August 23, 2007, 18:07.
Brillie station clock

Brillie station clock (165 kb)

Brillie station clock in Hazebrouck on August 23, 2007.

A little about SNCF classes

The "old" SNCF locomotive classes has a prefix that tells the number of wheels (typically BB or CC) and a number with 4 or 5 digits. Numbers below 10000 are 1.5 kV DC, number 10000 - 19999 are 25 kV 50 Hz AC, numbers 20000 - 29999 are dual-voltage (1,5 kV and 25 kV), number 30000-39999 are triple voltage and numbers 40000 - 49999 are 4 voltages (1.5 kV and 3 kV DC + 15 kV and 25 kV AC), number 60000 - 79999 are diesel locomotives.

Introduced in 1999, the new current classes have 6 digits, the last 5 are the same as the old classes. The first digit show which division the locomotive belongs to: 1 is Voyageurs France-Europe (VFE), 2 is Corail InterCitÚs (CIC), 4 is freight, 5 is TER (regional trains).


Updated August 8, 2015 / copyright Finn Møller
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