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Railways of France - Volume One


A new 30939archives 'Silent Cine Series' production featuring restored footage of 1960's 8mm cine film and colour slides of standard and narrow gauge French railways on PAL DVD-R.
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'RAILWAYS of FRANCE Volume One' is photographed by Mike Hudson from 1963 to 1970.
Part One (55 minutes) contains archive Standard 8 colour cine film, with some colour slides and caption pages. It is presented without a narration or soundtrack. It features Reseau Breton 4-6-0T & Mallets, P.O.Correze Mallet, Vivarais Mallet, SNCF 241P, 231D, 231K, 231G, 231E, 141P, 242TA, 141R, 141TC, 141TB & CFTA 130B.
Part Two (25 minutes) includes archive colour slides, with caption pages, plus sound recordings of SNCF 141R & 141TC locos in 1969.

Many British railway enthusiasts waited until the end of steam on British Railways before venturing abroad. Mike Hudson was different, he made his first trip to see the continental railways in 1961. From 1963 onwards Mike carried his trusty Bolex cine camera. It is from Mike's fascinating archive of both colour cine and colour slides, that this programme has been made.

French Railways probably operated more mainline compound locos, than any other railway in Europe. Two of the most impressive classes were the massive 241P and the smaller but efficient 141P. None of the 318 engines in the 141P class survived into preservation, but happily Mike Hudson captured them in regular service at Argentan. He also filmed a number of 241Ps in action. France had some of the most scenic narrow gauge lines ever built in Europe. Mike filmed on the Reseau Breton, the P.O.Correze and the Reseau Vivarais all before the preservation era.


Clip List
12-Jul-63 ROSPORDEN 241P
12-Jul-63 CARHAIX (Reseau Breton) Mallet E410
13-Jul-63 to CHATEAULIN EMB. (Reseau Breton) Mallet E415
13-Jul-63 CHATEAULIN EMB. (Reseau Breton) 4-6-0T E327
13-Jul-63 to CROZON-MORGAT (Reseau Breton) 4-6-0T
17-Aug-63 CALAIS VILLE 231G/K
21-Apr-65 NEVERS 241P.22
22-Apr-65 BELFORT 241P.26
15-May-66 LONGUEAU 231E.22
19-Aug-66 ASNIERES-SUR-SEINE (Paris St.Lazare) 231D, 141TD
19-Aug-66 TULLE (P.O. Correze) Mallet 101
20-Aug-66 ST.CLEMENT (P.O. Correze) Mallet 101
20-Aug-66 EYGURANDE-MERLINES 141E.669
21-Aug-66 BOULOGNE MARITIME 141R.1294
17-Sep-66 ARGENTAN 141P.268
17-Sep-66 LE MANS 241P
18-Sep-66 NANTES 241P, 231D
25-Feb-67 LURE 241P.31
23-Mar-67 ARGENTAN 141P.252
23-Mar-67 LA BROHINIERE (Reseau Breton) 4-6-0T E323
24-Mar-67 MAEL CARHAIX (Reseau Breton) Mallet E411
24-Mar-67 ST.MEEN (Reseau Breton) Mallet E417
24-Mar-67 LAURENAN (Reseau Breton) Mallet
24-Mar-67 LOUDEAC (Reseau Breton) Mallet
24-Mar-67 MUR-DE-BRETAGNE (Reseau Breton) Mallet E41
25-Mar-67 to ROSPORDEN (Reseau Breton) Mallet E415
25-Mar-67 CHATEAULIN EMB. (Reseau Breton) Mallet
26-Mar-67 GUINGAMP to PAIMPOL (Reseau Breton) 141TC.1
26-Mar-67 PLOUNEZ (Reseau Breton) 141TC.1
08-Apr-67 WIMILLE-WIMEREUX 231E.22
15-Jul-67 ETAPLES 231K & 141R
16-Jul-67 ROUBAIX 242TA
16-Jul-67 LILLE area 242TA.31
16-Jul-67 CROIX WASQUEHAL 242TA.105
16-Jul-67 ROUBAIX 242TA.24
17-Sep-67 LE CROISIC 231D.587
23-Jun-68 CAFFIERS 231K.82
23-Jun-68 CALAIS 231G/K
12-Jul-68 ABBEVILLE 231K & 141R
14-Jul-68 LES SABLES D'OLONNE 231D.580
01-Sep-68 TOURNON (Vivarais) Mallet 403
01-Sep-68 BOUCIEU LE ROI (Vivarais) Mallet 403
01-Sep-68 LE CHEYLARD (Vivarais) Mallet 403
01-Sep-68 ST.JULIEN BOUTIERES (Vivarais) Mallet 403
01-Sep-68 INTRES (Vivarais) Mallet 403
01-Sep-68 DUNIERES (Vivarais) Mallet 403
11-Jan-69 AMIENS to CALAIS MARITIME 231K.82
21-Jun-69 MONTSOULT-MAFFLIERS (Paris Nord) 141TC
21-Jun-69 VINCENNES & BEL-AIR (Paris Bastille) 141TB
22-Jun-69 SAINT-DENIS (Paris Nord) 141TC.20
12-Jul-69 ANGERS ST.LAUD 241P.30
12-Jul-69 MAUVES-SUR-LOIRE 141R
13-Jul-69 PARIS-REUILLY (Paris Bastille) 141TB
26-May-70 PARIS NORD 141TC
10-Oct-70 CULMONT CHALINDREY (CFTA) 130B.476
10-Oct-70 GRAY (CFTA) 130B.476
11-Oct-70 LONGUEVILLE 141TB.447


Frames from the film (archive 8mm cine)

St Meen, Reseau Breton metre gauge loco E417 2 March 1967. Copyright M Hudson 2004 Abbeville 231K82 Paris - bound 'Fleche d'Or' 12 July 1968. Copyright M Hudson 2004

Boucieu le Roi - Reseau du Vivarais 1 September 1968. Copyright M Hudson 2004 Nantes, SNCF 4-8-2 241P, 18 September 1966. Copyright M Hudson 2004


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