B<sup>9½</sup>tz Est De Massini

B9½tz Romilly

Anonymous photo on trains-en-vadrouille.com.

De Massini V 1005


Bt modernized Est coach known as “Romilly”.

UIC number Revision date
50 87 29-17 263-7 1 2.9.79

92 g (NEM: 87 to 113 g)

The brand is De Massini, but the underbody is also signed LS Models, as well as the box.

Y2 bogies. I would have preferred at least one coach on “wagon-lits” bogies.

Bogies, buffers and gangways are made of bright material which must absolutely be painted. The inner bogie beams rebel like on the LS Models coaches and rub on the wheels.

For intervention on interior fittings, see for example:

As for the curtains, I found various information on their colour — grey or brown, but this extract of J. P. Lescat’s photo found on RailFanEurope shows at least one red curtain! Curtain of Romilly

See the Loco Revue forum.


  • Buffer glued, guard rails, steps, dynamo belt, electric heating cables mounted. Interior bogie beams glued.
  • Brass bearings for current pickup, installation of lighting and tail lamps controlled by bistable reed switch.
  • Seats painted. Interior walls and partitions made of ivory coloured paper. Bogies, axles, buffers and platforms painted. Gangway handrails remade in metal.

These coaches come from the metallization between 1957 and 1962 of 676 old TY coaches built from 1907 to 1923 for most of the old railway companies. This work was carried out in the SNCF workshops in Romilly (among others), hence the nickname attributed to these coaches. They were originally equipped with “wagon-lits” bogies (photo), but some were later equipped with Pennsylvania Y2 or Y16 bogies. Service withdrawal between 1978 and 1985.


  • Loco-Revue No. 512 (02/89) p. 146.
  • Loco-Revue Special Issue 2005-01, p. 38.
  • Wikipedia article.

B<sup>9½</sup>tz Est De MassiniB<sup>9½</sup>tz Est De Massini

B9½tz Romilly

Anonymous photo on trains-en-vadrouille.com.

19 280 221.6 221.0
17 950 206.3 205.7
2 958 34.0 34.1
3 945 45.3 45.2
12 100 139.1 138.8
(Y2) 2 500 28.7 28.3
920 10.6 10.6
Number of Romilly coaches at 1st January 1976
(document presented by EC64 on the Loco Revue forum).
Type Est Nord Ouest S-O S-E
A10½t 3 21
A5Bt 49 10 2 16 8
Bt 298 54 12 45 86
B7Dt 26 11 1 9 16