FRENCH COMPOUND LOCOMOTIVES' HOMEPAGE

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Some readers have asked me to give the full detail of the various numbers carried by the introduced engines. This is already done in the tech. data page, and will be added progressively to the other pages.

For an overview of the various french numbering systems, please see this page.

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JUMP TABLE

André Chapelon
Designs inspired by Chapelon's locomotives in France
Idem in foreign countries
Anatole Mallet
Historically significant French compound
General French engines galleries


André Chapelon's machines

P.O.'s 3700s pacifics (4 - 231 F 701 to 721 and 4 - 231 H 722 to 731): History - Technical data


 

Derived of the above type, build for other companies: History - Technical data


NORD version, #3.1197

P.O 4700s 4 8 0  (4 - 240 A 701 to 712 for the S.N.C.F.): History - Technical data

"Partially enhanced" Chapelon P.O. Pacifics, 3800 - 4800 series (4 - 231 A, G & J S.N.C.F.)

S.N.C.F. era evolution of the 4 8 0: 5 - 240 P series. History - Technical data

The 4 - 160 A 1 S.N.C.F., 6 cylinders 2 12 0: History - Technical data

S.N.C.F. 3 - 242 A 1, 3 cylinders 4 8 4 prototype: History - Technical data

S.N.C.F. 3 - 141 E 113 MIKADO, first single expansion Chapelon engine: History - Technical data


 

S.N.C.F. 5 - 140 J 153 single expansion, unbelievable last work of Chapelon for the S.N.C.F., the biological mother of "Red Devil".

Narrow gauge (1 meter) 484's and 284's for Brazil: Technical data



André Chapelon's projects 155 mph. ten wheels and others:  Technical data

 


O.C.E.M.(*)  designs thermodynamically corrected as much as it was possible by Chapelon

S.N.C.F.'s 2 8 2, 141 P 1 to 318




S.N.C.F.'s 4 8 2, 241 P 1 to 30



Designs inspired by Chapelon's work

"Chemins de fer de l'Etat": Various most interesting types of Pacifics:



All Anatole Mallet...

From his venerable and incredibly efficient first two cylinders compound...

 ...to his world famous 4 cylinders compound articulated designs. King size steam lovers, have a peek!



Gaston du Bousquet engines

Compagnie du Nord, 3.500 Ten-Wheels series and others



Other historically significant French compound

The 701 NORD, Alfred de Glehn's 4 cylinders 2 2 2 0 (uncoupled driving axles), first successful attempt of compound system in France. Many other types introduced.


General French locomotives galleries

"La compagnie du Nord"

Some very interesting locomotives

 

   

"Paris - Lyon - Méditéranée" or P.L.M.
(Patience, Lenteur et Modération - patience, slowness and  moderation - said A.Chapelon of its first employer which fired him. ...)



"La compagnie des chemins de fer de l'Est"

241 - 000 series, Four cylinders compound 4 8 2, 1925-32, first MOUNTAIN built in europe


" Compagnie du chemin de fer de Paris à Orléans" or P.O.

Pacifics 4500 series 4501- 4570 and 4571 - 4600.


A P.O. locomotive in its original livery.


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