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.
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
SNCF 1956 brochure 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.
SNCF 1972 brochure Railways in France
Rolling Stock and Infrastructure, Operations, Research
SNCF 1972
86 pages. 34 MB.
Wagons SNCF 1973 SNCF wagon catalog
SNCF 1973
58 pages. 24 MB.
Arbel 1976 wagon catalog Arbel wagon catalog
Arbel Industries 1976
74 pages. 36 MB.

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