Run-time: 1hour and 46mins approx
In this presentation we have brought some new and older material together to bring you a comprehensive look at the fleet in action across many areas of Southern and Eastern France. Few programmes exist with so many different class members at work - 137 of the once 240 strong class are featured in this production, many now long gone.
The class are now a dedicated passenger and freight machine and have played an important part in SNCF’s passenger and cargo sector over the decades. Their unique French-styling and varied liveries have made them popular with photographers and enthusiasts alike. This presentation studies the class at work on a variety of workings from freight, to local passenger, regional workings, intercity, Eurocity as well as push-pull and commuter services radiating out of Paris and the south and south-east of the country on the 1500v DC electrified network.
The remaining class members are now in the twilight of their careers with many withdrawals having already taken place and the remaining examples due for retirement over the next few years. This is a great historical addition to any European collection, bringing together 27 years of video material filmed by our cameramen at Lineside Video Productions.