French Railways 6th edition

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French Railways – Locomotives & Multiple Units – is the complete guide to all locomotives and multiple units working on the railways of France. It includes:

  • A brief historical background to the railways of France.
  • Detailed fleet lists of all locomotives & multiple units in service with national operator, SNCF.
  • Suburban trains operated by Paris-area transport authority, RATP.
  • The fleets of private train operators and track maintenance companies.
  • Narrow-gauge lines operated by SNCF and independent narrow-gauge lines.
  • Former SNCF locomotives now in industrial service.
  • A general overview of the organisation and structure of French Railways.
  • Information about tickets and rail passes.
  • Detailed maps of the French railway network.
  • An explanation of the SNCF numbering system and the European Vehicle Numbering scheme.
  • Livery information.
  • Depot allocations.
  • Technical data for every class of locomotive and multiple unit.
  • Full lists of steam, diesel and electric locomotives and multiple units in preservation.
  • Information about museums and museum lines with contact details, line lengths and brief summaries of the number of exhibits usually present at each location.
  • Over 80 colour illustrations.
  • An extensive list of locomotive and multiple unit builders
  • A list of common railway-themed terms in French and English

This book has been compiled and updated by the former editor of Today’s Railways Europe, David Haydock. A resident of France, David has spent many years reporting on rolling stock matters and is widely regarded as a leading authority on the subject.

French Railways – Locomotives & Multiple Units is part of the Platform 5 European Handbook series. It is the most comprehensive guide to rolling stock operating in France. 240 pages. Published December 2016.

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