A smoke haze from scores of steam engines hangs over the former Etat Paris (Batignolles) Depot, outside Gare de St.Lazaire, 07/65. 141D & G Pacifics, 140C 2-8-0’s and 141TD 2-8-2T’s are visible. Scanned from a photograph taken with an Halina 35X Super camera from a boat train. I was on a school holiday to Cannes. We travelled by overnight bus from Neath Grammar School to Newhaven Harbour, caught a cross-channel ferry to Dieppe, took a boat train hauled by an Etat "231D" Pacific to Paris Gare de St.Lazaire, then by metro to Gare de Lyon to catch an overnight couchette sleeper hauled by a Class "D2-9100" 1Do1 electric to Marseiiles, where we changed – finally – to an express hauled by an SNCF Class "141R" 2-8-2 to Cannes – a long journey!
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