Books and magazines

Books, manufacturers and SNCF brochures. 1940 to 1970. Very large documents (more than 10 MB) are marked in red.

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les trains par pierre devaux Les Trains by Pierre Devaux,
Intended for post-war young people. Some errors and inaccuracies, but historically interesting.
Éditions André Bonne,
15-17 rue Las Cases,
Paris 1946.
PDF, 43 double pages, 16 MB.


Gelsa Gelsa
Production of Grouping of Societies SFCM (ex-Cail), Cie Fives-Lille, CGC Batignolles and Schneider & Cie.
Groupement d’Exportation de Locomotives, 1949.
24 pages. 26 MB.
Groupement français GF
Production of the Groupement Français consisting of ANF, Arbel, Brissonneau & Lotz, Carel & Fouché, etc.
Groupement Français pour Fourniture de Matériel de Chemin de fer, 1951.
PDF, 55 pages. 46 MB.
Enquête aux USA Mission Française de Productivité
May-June 1951. Inquiry with the aim of increasing productivity…
Chambre syndicale, 14 rue Cambacérès, Paris 8e.
PDF, 103 pages. 35 MB. Plain text version (421 KB).
Decauville Decauville
1853 - 1953. History and production
Société Nouvelle des Établissements Decauville Aîné, 1953.
21 double pages. 25 MB.
Matériel Ferroviaire Renault Renault Railway Equipment
ABJ, U300, U150, ADX, X2400 DMU, diesel-hydraulic and gas turbine locomotives.
Régie Nationale des Usines Renault, 1954
Work in progress
52 pages. 35 MB.
Plaquette SNCF 1956 The French Railways
The first and second cover are missing. Contains a photo of Robert Doisneau!
SNCF 1956
15 double pages (30 “paper” pages). 5 MB.
Plaquette SNCF 1972 Railways in France
Rolling Stock and Infrastructure, Operations, Research
SNCF 1972
86 pages. 34 MB.

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