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(1) France - Passenger or freight trains
(2) Europe
(3) Canada 2019


(1) FRANCE - PASSENGER (in red) OR FREIGHT (in blue) TRAINS (videos 11-18 added June 22, 2021)
(01) (1mn13) 2019-04-26 09h50 Gignac-Cressensac (IC 3644 Toulouse > Paris)
The long wait once the level crossing is closed is due to a 40 km/h speed restriction 2.7 km before (Km 522.9, the level crossing being at 520.2) : the train is slowly accelerating from there, because of the 1 in 100 gradient and its heavy load (14 coaches), and hasn't reached its permitted speed (110 km/h) yet... One may also note the wifi antennas on the roof of most coaches (all were equipped at the end of 2019). Youtube link : RD RAIL FRANCE VIDEO 001
(02) (0mn48) 2019-04-28 15h20 Gignac-
Cressensac (421410 Thédirac-Peyrilles >
Issoire via Vierzon 75437+19w)
The speed of the train is approximately 40 km/h, and remains stable because of the speed restriction mentioned above : a bit more than 1900 kW at the rail head are needed in order to hold that speed with a load of 1,800 tons in a 1 in 100 gradient, and that comes very close to this locomotive's maximum capability. So, speed will only increase after the summit, one km further along. Youtube link : RD RAIL FRANCE VIDEO 002
(03) (0mn17) 2019-07-25 18h13 Gignac-
Cressensac (420303 Ussac 16h41 > Thédirac-
Peyrilles 19h33, 75466+17w vides)
An aggregates train is returning empty from Ussac, just north of Brive, to the quarry of Thédirac-Peyrilles, only 85 km to the south. Youtube link : RD RAIL FRANCE VIDEO 003




(04) (1mn02) 2021-05-02 07h16 Gignac-
Cressensac 61646 Thédirac-Peyrilles 04h47
> Issoire 19h23 (22+19+22w) (V=36)
A long distance aggregates train, from the quarry at Thédirac-Peyrilles, 22 km north of Cahors, to Issoire, near Clermont-Ferrand, reversing at Vierzon. Youtube link : RD RAIL FRANCE VIDEO 004
(05) (0mn42) 2021-05-03 19h07 Gignac-
Cressensac TTX 60002 Nimes 10h42
> Limoges 21h03
A train loaded with more than 4000 sleepers for a track renewal operation about to begin between Limoges and Brive. Youtube link : RD RAIL FRANCE VIDEO 005
(06) (0mn50) 2021-05-03 19h30 Gignac-
Cressensac TER 871618 Toulouse 17h25
> Brive 19h47 arret 0mn35 2mn16
A TER Toulouse - Brive regional train, the only one calling at Gignac-Cressensac (with an equivalent early morning service the other way). Youtube link : RD RAIL FRANCE VIDEO 006




(07) (0mn48) 2021-05-05 12h50 (+19) Gignac-
Cressensac 434707 Limoges 10h45 > Thédirac-P.
13h22 (MILLET RAIL retour à vide d'Issoire)
An aggregates train returning empty from Issoire. Reversal at Vierzon, final destination Thédirac-Peyrilles. Youtube link : RD RAIL FRANCE VIDEO 007
(08) (0mn31) 2021-05-06 07h42 (-16) Gignac-
Cressensac TTX 60121 Limoges 05h59
Nimes 17h10 (75086+75091+20w)
The train loaded with sleepers (see video 05) is returning empty to Nîmes, running downhill at 100 km/h this way vs 50-60 the other way (1 in 100 gradient). Youtube link : RD RAIL FRANCE VIDEO 008
(09) (0mn27) 2021-05-06 13h10 (0) Gignac-
Cressensac 489452 St-Jory 10h47 St-Sulpice-Lauriere
15h49 (26232+60095+14w pour Bersac)
An interesting form of bi-mode traction : the diesel loco (BB 60000) now on tow will later be in charge between St-Sulpice-Laurière and Bersac. Youtube link : RD RAIL FRANCE VIDEO 009




(10) (1mn01) 2021-05-07 12h05 (-48) Gignac-
Cressensac 471038 Thédirac-P 09h54
> Ussac 13h21 (22+19+22w)
Another MILLET RAIL aggregates train, similar to the one in video 004, but a much shorter journey, only as far as Ussac. Youtube link : RD RAIL FRANCE VIDEO 010
(11) (2mn36) 2021-06-02 06h48 Avignon-
Champfleury Novatrans (50459 850m TAB-T3M
Sucy-B 20h03 Avgn-Ch 06h08)
Arrival at Avignon of a 850m-long train, which will have to be divided into 3 sections before being unloaded... Youtube link : RD RAIL FRANCE VIDEO 011
(12) (2mn03) 2021-06-02 07h12 Avignon-
Champfleury Novatrans (parking
the front part of train n° 50459)
The first of the 3 parts of the train is now moving into its final storage place - before it actually gets unloaded. Youtube link : RD RAIL FRANCE VIDEO 012




(13) (0mn39) 2021-06-02 07h17 Avignon-
Champfleury Novatrans (parking
the rear part of train n° 50459)
End of splitting the train in 3 parts, all this being done by the Y 8175 shunter. Youtube link : RD RAIL FRANCE VIDEO 013
(14) (7mn11) 2021-06-02 08h05 Avignon-
Champfleury Novatrans (train n° 50025,
its locomotive now gone)
A shorter train than the one in videos 11-12-13. Still, its entry takes time... Youtube link : RD RAIL FRANCE VIDEO 014
(15) (4mn30) 2021-06-02 18h05 Miramas ITE
SMEA (50510 dep 18h13 for Valenton 03h46
27016+776m) (dead slow after 3mn30)
At Miramas, the SMEA intermodal terminal is located within the huge CLESUD freight complex, alongside the Cavaillon line. Youtube link : RD RAIL FRANCE VIDEO 015




(16) (0mn47) 2021-06-03 05h40 Miramas ITE
SMEA (50441 arr 05h39 from Valenton 19h51,
27019+max 850m)
Miramas again, early in the morning, arrival of a 850m-long train from the Paris region (Valenton). Youtube link : RD RAIL FRANCE VIDEO 016
(17) (2mn50) 2021-06-03 06h07 Miramas ITE
SMEA (50441 arr 05h39 from Valenton 19h51,
27019+max 850m)
The same train, second step of its arival : a diesel shunter is now in charge. Youtube link : RD RAIL FRANCE VIDEO 017
(18) (0mn45) 2021-06-03 06h11 Miramas ITE
SMEA (50441 arr 05h39 from Valenton 19h51,
27019+max 850m)
Arrival at the terminal (ctd). Unlike in Avignon, there are no gantry cranes here, only reach stackers. Youtube link : RD RAIL FRANCE VIDEO 018








(2) EUROPE
(HONGRIE, 1mn36) 2019-05-02 14h50 Budapest-Kelenföld (1116-108 + 18 wagons doubles Longueur 551m90 =19m28+18x29m59)
This train begins to move just after a GYSEV IC train bound for Budapest-Keleti has passed. The little music piece that can be heard at the beginnng is typical of Class 182 DB / 1116 ÖBB Taurus locomotives. One may note how fast the train reaches 60 km/h. No big surprise though, with a dry rail, a slight descent and 7000 kW avaiable (continuous rating 6400 kW)... even with a BoBo loco's limited adhesion. Productivity : this train is not very long (552 m), but 100 % loaded. Youtube link : RD RAIL EUROPE VIDEO 001









(3) CANADA 2019 (CP trains in red, CN trains in blue, others in black)

For more comments on these 18 canadian videos, see photographic report #63
2019-06-26 15h08 Albreda Summit CN8929+2162 +100w
300 km north of Kamloops, near one of the two passes along the way, a CN grain train bound for Vancouver. Youtube link : RD-RAIL CANADA VIDEO 01
2019-06-26 16h10 Blue River CN3217+101w +CN3025+41w
200 km north of Kamloops, a CN train bound for Vancouver (3mn42s). Youtube link : RD-RAIL CANADA VIDEO 02
2019-06-26 20h35 LC MP 131.79 CN3181+145w +CN3828+23w (8mn09)
On the first passing loop north of Kamloops, at dusk, a southbound CN train (mixed freight) is on the move (only 2 locos for 168 wagons)... Youtube link : RD-RAIL CANADA VIDEO 03
2019-06-30 18h03 LC MP 131.79 (N of Kamloops) CN2939+3207
At the same location, a northbound CN train (approximate speed 80 km/h). Youtube link : RD-RAIL CANADA VIDEO 04
2019-06-30 18h41 LC MP 131.79 (N of Kamloops) CN2879+104w +CN2994+25w +47w2N
Still at the same location, a southbound CN train, mixed freight... although not looking so at the beginning. Youtube link : RD-RAIL CANADA VIDEO 05
2019-06-28 17h11 Ashcroft (Rocky Mountaineer, 3+21)
The local equivalent of the Orient Express... Youtube link : RD-RAIL CANADA VIDEO 06




2019-06-28 17h06 Ashcroft (CN intermodal 2+95)
A CN container train, bound for Vancouver. Youtube link : RD-RAIL CANADA VIDEO 07
2019-06-28 18h38 Ashcroft (CP9715 eastbound)
A CP potash train, returning empty from Vancouver. Youtube link : RD-RAIL CANADA VIDEO 08
2019-06-28 18h44 Ashcroft (CP9718 westbound, loaded coal 2+78+1+74+1 + CP
The same empty potash train + a CP coal train (loaded) bound for Vancouver. Youtube link : RD-RAIL CANADA VIDEO 09
2019-06-29 09h13 Chase CP8923+KCS4136 +CP8944+UP5184 +43w+UP2767 +61w+CP9673 eastbound)
A CP mixed freight train... with mixed traction too (CP, Kansas City Southern, UP). Youtube link : RD-RAIL CANADA VIDEO 10
2019-06-29 09h29 Chase (CP8638+8001 +173w+8859)
Now east of Kamloops, on the CP line : more potash (like here) and coal than on the CN line, less container traffic... Youtube link : RD-RAIL CANADA VIDEO 11
2019-06-29 10h15 (CP8923+KCS4136 +CP8944+UP5184 +43w+UP2767 +61w+CP9673 eastbound)
The same train as in video #10, further along... Youtube link : RD-RAIL CANADA VIDEO 12




2019-07-01 11h16 LC MP 134.12 (N of Kamloops) CN5698+5692 +8912+178w (167DS 11SS)
Back to the CN line : on the first loop north of Kamloops, a CN container train, bound for Vancouver. Youtube link : RD-RAIL CANADA VIDEO 13
2019-07-01 11h36 LC MP 131.79 (N of Kamloops) CN2547+2436 +at least 157w
"At least 157 wagons"... : camera batteries failed because of the length of the previous videos... Youtube link : RD-RAIL CANADA VIDEO 14
2019-07-02 14h50 Willow River LC MP 124,83 (CN3194+171w ct empty) (2mn47)
A rare event : a CN contanier train, running completely empty, here towards Prince Rupert, the other seaport on Canada's west coast. Youtube link : RD-RAIL CANADA VIDEO 15
2019-07-05 12h27 Msg sécurité à Brampton (Canada)
A bilingual message, although this is suburban Toronto... Youtube link : RD-RAIL CANADA VIDEO 16
2019-07-05 12h38 GO train leaving Brampton
A suburban train in the vicinity of Toronto (GO = Greater Ontario). Youtube link : RD-RAIL CANADA VIDEO 17
2019-07-05 13h01 Brampton (CN 3870+3020 +192w mixed freight)
Still at Brampton, but freight this time (far less frequent than in the Rockies...). Youtube link : RD-RAIL CANADA VIDEO 18