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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Books

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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.

Brochures

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.
Groupe français GF
Production of the Groupe Français consisting of ANF, Arbel, Brissonneau & Lotz, Carel & Fouché, etc.
Groupe 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, R.N.U.R, 1954
Presentation 4 p. 3 MB
ABJ railcar 18 p. 28 MB
600 hp railcar 6 p. 1.2 MB
Unified 300 hp railcar 7 p. 1.6 MB
Unified 150 hp railcar 8 p. 1.7 MB
Diesel-hydraulic locomotive 9 p. 0.7 MB
Gas turbine locomotive 15 p. 11 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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