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1) Verdun France 1969

1) Verdun France 1969
Verdun station in the snow. The semaphore signal is pulled off & North British 2-8-0 140C246, built in Glasgow in 1917, slowly pulls away light engine by the bridge prior to dropping on to its cement train in the station to the left & departing tender first around the bend in the distance to the north.

These trains still ran in August 1972 when I passed through Verdun again & lasted until September 1975 I believe.

A locomotive of this class, 287, pulled the last regular steam train on the SNCF between Troyes & Sainte Colombe on 24th September 1975. According to AJECTA who have restored 231 there are eight of these engines preserved, 246 is not one of them. I participated in several railtours pulled by 140C231 in the late 1980s when I lived in Paris - must scan some of those photos.

elvigiadelosamaneceres.com, appo-fam, Annemarie, Erhard Bernstein and 11 other people have particularly liked this photo


10 comments - The latest ones
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Beautiful winter scene.
7 months ago.
Loose_Grip club
has replied to Jaap van 't Veen club
Thanks Jaap. I can still feel the cold!
7 months ago.
 Fred Fouarge
Fred Fouarge club
Lijkt wel uit de tijd van der sweite weltkrieg---Fascinerend
7 months ago.
Loose_Grip club
has replied to Fred Fouarge club
Thanks Fred. Then this was only 24 Years after WWII and now it is 51 years ago!!
6 months ago.
 Marta Wojtkowska
Marta Wojtkowska club
1969? Classy!
6 months ago.
Loose_Grip club
has replied to Marta Wojtkowska club
Those were the days!
6 months ago.
 Nouchetdu38
Nouchetdu38 club
*************************************!!!!!
6 months ago.
Loose_Grip club
has replied to Nouchetdu38 club
:-)
6 months ago.
 Peter_Private_Box
Peter_Private_Box club
Hi Pete
I like this picture very much!
They must have been exciting times!
Unfortunately I was still at school, and missed it all...
Best Wishes, a nice weekend, and stay safe!!
Peter
6 months ago.
Loose_Grip club
has replied to Peter_Private_Box club
Hi Peter, Thanks again. I just caught the tail end but I'm very pleased I did!
Cheers, Pete
6 months ago.

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