FRENCH STEAM LOCOMOTIVE VIRTUAL
MUSEUM PICTURE GALLERY
Catalogue of featured engines. Text version.
PLEASE NOTE: I believe the scans are of the nice quality
type... So be patient during photo loading, I hope you won't be
Some readers asked me to give the detail of the
various numbers carried by the introduced engines. This is
already done in the tech. data pages, and will be added
progressively to other pages.
For an overview of the various french numbering
systems, please see this page
André Chapelon's machines
André Chapelon's planned
- 155 mph. ten wheels & all the
others types: Technical data - Drawings
Designs inspired by Chapelon's
- Chemins de fer de l'état":
Various most interesting types of pacifics:
O.C.E.M. designs thermodynamically-corrected
as much as it was possible by Chapelon
All Anatole Mallet...
Gaston du Bousquet engines
- Gallery of his most remarkable engines. Although those were not themodynamics marvels
they featured an increased L.P. engine efficiency and
their architecture I'll detail elsewhere became
what was called "Du Bousquet - De Glehn"
or French type compound, used on all types
of French compound before André Chapelon designs, and
after by others designers.
significant French compound
- The 701 NORD, Alfred de Glehn's 4
cylinders 2-2-2-0, 1886, and others.
French engines gallery
- "La compagnie du Nord"
- 2 8 2
tank S.E. engine of
1932 (Compagnie du Nord) featuring
a very efficient dynamic balancing system of
valve gear, used later by Chapelon on the 160 A
1. Also used a unique distribution system called Cossart's
pistons - valves system.
- "SUPERPACIFICs", three quite
different versions built from 1923 to 1931, total
of 90 locomotives.
- Other locomotives introduced now...
- "Compagnie des chemins de fer de
- 241 - 000, 4 8 2 of "La compagnie des
chemins de fer de l'Est", four
cylinders compound, 1925-32. 241 001 was the
first MOUNTAIN built in europe, delivered
by Schneider on January 10, 1925.
- " Compagnie du chemin de fer de
Paris à Orléans or P.O."
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