Monday, 12 October 2009

Rails

These are the (Paris) suburbs trains at Chantiers train station. The silver ones are very old and the blue-white-red ones are modern!
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Voici les trains de banlieue à la gare de Chantiers. Les "petits gris" sont bien vieux, alors que les tricolores sont modernes !

28 comments:

Vogon Poet said...

Not exactly the best trains you have in France (I love TGVs), but usually much better kept than ours.

Jacob said...

This is wonderful. Now I can keep track of you! ;-))

You are such a font of wisdom...before we come back to France, I'm going to have to pick your brain extensively!

Natural Moments said...

I miss european trains. They are fast, effecient, and a bit romantic to me.

Lee Spangler said...

I like trains of any kind. Thanks for showing me these. I also enjoyed your post from yesterday with the cool reflection.

Dusty Lens said...

now you have me trying to remember the RER line we to from Paris to Versailles, C, perhaps.

tapirgal said...

Nice monochromatic colors and the track shapes are really cool. I love European trains.

Olivier said...

il y a encore ces vieux trains gris ;o) je croyais qu'ils avaient disparus, comme quoi la SNCF est très conservatrice ;o)

cieldequimper said...

@ DL: correct!

akarui said...

Belle photo sur les trains de banlieue.

raf said...

I like the harmony of color and patterns in your composition, Ciel.

Small City Scenes said...

Clever shot. You made the tracks interesting. MB

Sharon Van Lieu said...

I miss the sound of trains. Their clacking wheels and plaintive whistles. Not much room for a railroad here. :)

Sharon

Halcyon said...

We looked at some apartments in Berlin this weekend. We found a very nice one, but too close to the train. Although I like trains, I do not want to hear them in the night and the early morning. :)

B SQUARED said...

Always interesting places. Sure wish we had trains that actually went somewhere.

Catherine said...

Une solennelle pensée pour les Versaillais qui s'entassent le matin dans un "petit gris" tels des boites de conserve. Je compatis les sardines.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

BEautiful Train and lovely tracks !! I loved the shot !! Thanks for sharing..Unseen Rajasthan

Per Stromsjo said...

I wouldn't mind a trip in those old cars. However, if it were to become an everyday thing I might want to change to the newer model...

James said...

Very nice.
I enjoy trains in europe much more than I do here, but that might change. I did a rail themed post too. :)

Asta said...

Hi C,

I love trains. Just spend 24 hours in one, and I cannot get enough. I've never been to Paris, but my dream is to try the high-speed trains accross the channel. Your picture made me start thinking now........

Best regards
Asta

Bob Crowe said...

Well, if the train runs on time, who cares how old it is? We've taken the RER from central Paris on visits to Versailles and it's comfortable if you can get a seat.

Marie-Noyale said...

"Versailles-Chantiers"..
cela voulait dire que l'on arrivait!!!

cieldequimper said...

@ VP: yes. But the TGV between Versailles and Paris would be kind of pointless, I'm not even sure it would reach 300 km/h before it got there!
@Catherine : te voilà bien charitable... ;-)

tapirgal said...

Cieldequimper, you made me laugh about Lewis & Clark. I've always been of the same opinion. However, being here on the spot, the details become a little more interesting.

one planet said...

oh makw me longing travelling .

brattcat said...

This is a wonderful train post, CQ. Perhaps we both have travel on our minds.

Cezar and Léia said...

Good that Versailles and Paris are conveniently at a short distance by train, both places are wonderful!
God bless you!
Cezar

BaysideLife said...

There is something very romanatic about trains. Sadly it's all about cars here in Florida. We could use a good rail system. I remember traveling by train in Europe and always take a train here if it is an option.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Looks like a very busy place. I bet it's bedlam during rush hour!