Photos of railway equipment

Photos of railcars, steam locos and other in thirties to sixties.


Steam locomotives Pacific Nord 3.1251 (2-231-C), Mikado Nord 4.1200 (2-141-TC), État 241-003, SNCF 242-A-1, 150-X, articulated Beyer-Garratt for export, etc.

Various fabrications of CGC

Various fabrications of the Compagnie Générale de Construction: trolleybuses, railway cars, electric railcars.


Billard railcar “La Bretonne II”, FNC and CGC XGC 10000

Hopper wagons

Péchiney hopper wagons, 1951 to 1957. Made of aluminium alloy for about 37% of the tare. Transport of alumina. Capacity 71 m3. Manufacturer: Stemi.


Brissonneau & Lotz shunters; BDR shunter; Coferna diesel locomotives of the fifties.

BB 16794

Locomotive BB 16794, last of the series, at the Gare du Nord in 1967 (details).

Photos taken by me with a Foca Sport (24 × 36 camera without cell, but with basic settings: speed, opening, focus — see Gérard Langlois’ website).

Transcontainer gantry

Installation of a transcontainer gantry in Dunkirk harbour in 1969.
Author unknown, may be a member of my father’s team whom we see to the left of the first photo.

Foca sport