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Locomotifs a Vapeur

Very little `in steam' here, but that should be fixed in the near future. The French did steam so well, and were regarded as the pinnacle of steam development in the post WW2 period. They kept steam on until electrification had largely been completed, mainly because they had amply reserves of steam coal, but very little in the way of oil. Consequently, french steam locomotives are an art form in themselves, very much in the Gallic tradition.

2-4-2

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  • Date : 14 Jul 2012, catalogued 21 Oct 2012
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Canon EOS600D
  • Description : Paris-Orleans number 340, a 121 suitably republique-anized at the entrance to the Cite Du Train


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  • Date : 14 Jul 2012, catalogued 21 Oct 2012
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Canon EOS600D
  • Description : Paris-Orleans number 340, a 121 suitably republique-anized at the entrance to the Cite Du Train


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  • Date : 14 Jul 2012, catalogued 18 May 2013
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Canon EOS600D
  • Description : Paris-Orleans number 340 rear three-quarter.


4-6-2 Pacific

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  • Date : 28 Jun 1980
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 9499
  • Description : The cab side of SNCF Pacific 231K22 at Carnforth, Great Britain.


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  • Date : 28 Jun 1980
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 9501
  • Description : A view of SNCF pacific 231K22 from the cab.


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  • Date : 28 Jun 1980
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 9503
  • Description : A view of the cab in SNCF pacific 231K22.


2-8-0 Ten Wheelers

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  • Date : 14 Jul 2012, catalogued 18 May 2013
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Canon EOS600D
  • Description : Posed as a sabotaged 2-8-0 resistance effort, 140 A 259 lies literally "in the dirt"


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  • Date : 14 Jul 2012, catalogued 18 May 2013
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Canon EOS600D
  • Description : Another view of 140 A 295, with a view of its brake rigging that would be otherwise hard to obtain


2-8-2 Mikado

I've always had a weakness for Mikados, and a weakness for French steam. Put them together, and both knees give way. Just as well then, that I've never seen a French Mikado in the flesh, or I'd be in a wheelchair. Mikado 141 R de la SNCF

Revise that. On Bastille Day, 2012, I saw a French Mikado in the flesh (steel?). French, Mikado, Boxpok, Brunswick Green - now, I can die happy.

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  • Date : 23 Jun 2003, catalogued 16 Oct 2004
  • Photographer : Stewart Hughes
  • Medium : email digital image, image location 100-0066 Toulouse steam
  • Description : At the end of the Toulouse station, Mikado 141R1126 TERawaits its next turn of duty under the auspices of ACPR1126 (The Friends of the Railwaymen of 141R1126).


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  • Date : 23 Jun 2003, catalogued 16 Oct 2004
  • Photographer : Stewart Hughes
  • Medium : email digital image, image location 100-0077 Toulouse steam
  • Description : Stewart writes that he was only in Toulouse by accident, but while he was there he spotted this beauty! I was hoping to travel behind it in early July, but was unable to make contact with the ACPR1126. Maybe next time!


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  • Date : 14 Jul 2012, catalogued 06 Jun 2013
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon EOS600D), image location 20120714-132409_1200x900
  • Description : A patriot(ic) class Mikado, with French, American and Canadian flags to celebrate its origins and life.


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  • Date : 14 Jul 2012, catalogued 06 Jun 2013
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon EOS600D), image location 20120714-132453_1200x900
  • Description : The number plate of 141R1187


  • Image : dir=europe/france/ page=vapeur 193732 bytes, 800x533 pixels
  • Date : 14 Jul 2012, catalogued 06 Jun 2013
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon EOS600D), image location 20120714-132504_1200x900
  • Description : Rear three-quarter view of 141R1187 - love those Boxpok wheels!


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  • Date : 14 Jul 2012, catalogued 06 Jun 2013
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon EOS600D), image location 20120714-132528_1200x900
  • Description : Trailing driver of 141R1187 - Brunswick green, Boxpok wheels, ahhh!


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  • Date : 14 Jul 2012, catalogued 06 Jun 2013
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon EOS600D), image location 20120714-132659_1200x900
  • Description : Leading driver of 141R1187, crosshead and valve gear


4-8-2 Mountain

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  • Date : 14 Jul 2012, catalogued 22 May 2013
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon EOS600D), image location 20120714-111532
  • Description : Cite du Train: Est 241A1 with water column


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  • Date : 11 Jul 2004, catalogued 10 Oct 2004
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_16300
  • Description : The number and depot plate of 241P9, preserved at Guitres (near Bordeaux). See also Martyn Bane's Mulhouse Museum Photos


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  • Date : 11 Jul 2004, catalogued 10 Oct 2004
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_16302
  • Description : The driver's side running plate of 241P9, preserved at Guitres (near Bordeaux)


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  • Date : 11 Jul 2004, catalogued 10 Oct 2004
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_16305
  • Description : The left hand valve motion of 241P9, preserved at Guitres (near Bordeaux). Note the interesting variation on Walschaert's valve conjugation, where the radius rod connects to the conjugating arm under the valve spindle, indicating outside admission of steam. Also visible is the simple/compounding valve linkage.


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  • Date : 11 Jul 2004, catalogued 10 Oct 2004
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_16308
  • Description : The smoke box door and SNCF logo of 241P9


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  • Date : 11 Jul 2004, catalogued 10 Oct 2004
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_16319
  • Description : The footplate of 241P9.


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  • Date : 11 Jul 2004, catalogued 22 Feb 2005
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_16301
  • Description : Builder's plate for 241P9. Built the same year I was.


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  • Date : 11 Jul 2004, catalogued 22 Feb 2005
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_16312
  • Description : A cylinder's eye view of the RHS motion on 241P


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  • Date : 11 Jul 2004, catalogued 22 Feb 2005
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_16313
  • Description : RHS driving wheel and motion on 241P


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  • Date : 11 Jul 2004, catalogued 22 Feb 2005
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_16314
  • Description : RHS valve motion on 241P


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  • Date : 11 Jul 2004, catalogued 22 Feb 2005
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_16330
  • Description : A general view of 241P9 with admirer


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  • Date : 11 Jul 2004, catalogued 30 Sep 2005
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_16316
  • Description : driving wheel on Chapelon 241P at Guitres


Miscellaneous Steam

  • Image : dir=europe/france/ page=vapeur 96615 bytes, 800x600 pixels
  • Date : 23 Jun 2003, catalogued 16 Oct 2004
  • Photographer : Stewart Hughes
  • Medium : email digital image, image location 100-0078 Martel steam
  • Description : Stewart writes:
    Another mystery loco - or should I say 'train au vapeur' - this time found in Martel east of Bordeaux in Haut Quercy. It's showing plenty of 'vapeur'! No he's not filling it with water via the funnel!


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