Most of the video contained in this programme was first published In the DVD Magazine series: ‘European Railway’, Issues 32 to 42 and filmed between 2008 and 2010.
Longuyon: Belgian 13, BB27000, BB37000, BB15000 and z11500 appear as we study traffic at this junction town. Coal, steel and mixed freight, loco-hauled passenger and local trains are seen.
South of Nancy: Class 16500 are just some of the classes that appear in our line survey; also new electric units and TGV.
A look at BB16500 electric at work south of Lille during their final years in traffic.
Lineside Interlude: Traction south of Dunkerque with a TGV and a BB75000 diesel.
Stone traffic around Caffiers: G1206, Class 66, TGV, Eurostar and electric units are seen as we call in to this northern French community.
Saverne Gap: a visit to north-east France where G2000, BB22200, BB15000, BB26000, BB27000, BB37000, TGV & units are seen on a good variety of freight and passenger trains, through a natural break in the northern Vosges Hills west of Strasbourg.
Chaumont: Diesel action on the line from Paris to Belfort. CC72100, x4300, AGC units and more feature at our canal-side location in glorious morning sunshine.
BB16500 had only weeks left in traffic as we filmed some of the last remaining examples at work on passenger trains to the south of Strasbourg. Also includes: BB15000 and BB25500.
Hazebrouck on the line from Calais to Lille sees BB25500, BB36000, BB67400 and electric units at work during our morning stopover.
Remilly is a junction town on the busy line east of Metz. x4300, z11500, BB26000, BB37000, BB27000, DB class 185, Class 66 and 77 are all seen in action.
Boulogne diesels - class BB67400 at work on Intercity trains.
Produced by - Lineside Video Productions
Running time - 91 Minutes
Format - 4:3
Blu-ray or DVD
Released - 2017