At the French National Railway Museum, Mulhouse
'Le Musée Français du Chemin de Fer'
May 30 2003
& October 9 2003

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2D2-5516 is an early electric from region 4 of the SNCF, the former Paris Orleans Railway. It entered service in the 1930s. The type are rated at 2600 kW (3487hp.) October 9 2003

2D2-5516 is an early electric from region 4 of the SNCF, the former Paris Orleans Railway. It entered service in the 1930s. The type are rated at 2600 kW (3487hp.) October 9 2003

CC-14018 "Monocabine" was found stored in the reserve collection. An interesting looking locomotive ! It entered service in 1959 and was withdrawn from Mohon depot in 1981. October 9 2003

CC-14018 "Monocabine" was found stored in the reserve collection. An interesting looking locomotive ! It entered service in 1959 and was withdrawn from Mohon depot in 1981. October 9 2003

This rather old looking Bo-Bo electric once belonged to the Midi Railway. October 9 2003
This rather old looking Bo-Bo electric once belonged to the Midi Railway. October 9 2003

This is the works plate on the Midi electric seen above. October 9 2003
This is the works plate on the Midi electric seen above. October 9 2003

This lovely Etat electric railcar, TE1080, picked up power via a third rail system. October 9 2003
This lovely Etat electric railcar, TE1080, picked up power via a third rail system. October 9 2003

Etat Railway 4 axle bogie railcar ZZy 24408 is one of the famous Bugatti vehicles. This is one of the 'Presidential' type. May 30 2003

Etat Railway 4 axle bogie railcar ZZy 24408 is one of the famous Bugatti vehicles. This is one of the 'Presidential' type. May 30 2003

A less attractive, but still interesting, type of diesel railcar, ZZy 24091, is also on display. This was built by Renault for the Etat Railway. October 9 2003
A less attractive, but still interesting, type of diesel railcar, ABJ 2 ZZy 24091, is also on display. This was built by Renault for the Etat Railway. October 9 2003

One of the diesel locomotives on display was this very imposing looking Co-Co CC-65001. This locomotive was put in to service in 1956 and is rated at 1325kW (1775hp). October 9 2003
One of the diesel locomotives on display was this very imposing looking Co-Co CC-65001. This locomotive was put in to service in 1956 and is rated at 1325kW (1775hp). October 9 2003

The quality of the paint work and the shine on this carriage takes some beating ! October 9 2003

The quality of the paint work and the shine on this carriage takes some beating ! October 9 2003

An interesting exhibit was this wagon used during World War II. Clearly it went across the Channel but wasn't within the loading gauge everywhere. October 9 2003

An interesting exhibit was this wagon used during World War II. Clearly it went across the Channel but wasn't within the loading gauge everywhere. October 9 2003

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