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FRENCH COMPOUND LOCOMOTIVES' HOMEPAGE
is honored in every domain, except for building
processes and arts; We know more details about the
Egyptian and Babylonian civilizations that about the
origins of our industries. Universities chairs exists
for each History segment except for History of technical
applications of sciences."
Anatole Mallet, introduction of his book "L'évolution pratique de la machine à vapeur" published in 1908.
April 11, 2021, back again
The site had been hacked a few times in the last years and was completely unuseable since a while or at least very painfull to visit
I'm thus currently checking/updating/correcting each file and link in these pages.
I sincerely hope you'll enjoy and have a great time visiting this site
Compound locomotives, How & why
Brief historical information on the multiple expansion in general
Condensed technical history of French and foreign pre-Chapelon compound locomotive designers whose work led to the "du Bousquet-de Glehn" French standard arrangement for compound locomotives
Gaston du Bousquet
Illustrated index of the French locomotives introduced - acces to galleries, technical data, historcal notices, ...
Technical data index
Index of technical drawings and graphs, indicator diagrams, ...
Builders of locomotives and related industries
Short history and description of railroad companies in France
Typically French accessories visible on pics, for those who are curious
Images of depots, sheds, crews, workshops...
A few words about French numbering systems
Glossary of french acronyms used
Live steam models of french locomotives
Steam locomotive basics for beginners and children
Favourites links about steam:
Other links of interest to me...
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First creation: July 1st., 1998
Last revision: January th., 2011
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