FRENCH STEAM LOCOMOTIVE VIRTUAL MUSEUM PICTURE GALLERY
Pacifics 4500 series
4501- 4570 and 4571 - 4600 (two consecutive orders). 4501 was the
very first Pacific built in europe, delivered to the P.O.
in july 1907 by the Graffenstaden plant of Société Alsacienne
de Construction Mécanique, often designated by its acronym
S.A.C.M., 1 year before the first "Bavarian Pacific"
built by Krauss- Maffei.
They supplied some items (parts of chassis, wheels, ...) used later by Chapelon to produce his 480s.
|#4501, 1907||This one, 4521 seen here when she was just delivered to the P.O in 1909. She will be "recycled" some years later into one of the most famous steam engine ever built: The first 4 8 0 Chapelon 4701...||4546 after (static) restauration, part of the collection of the SNCF museum in Mulhouse.|
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