de la Vapeur 2016 - Friday 15th April 2016 "The Off"
First thing on Friday morning Avonside
0-4-0 RS16 "Fred" assists a diesel shunter to propel the two standard
for the St. Valery to Noyelles shuttle from the depot to St. Valery Port
The standard gauge locos, and métro unit,
await departure from St. Valery Canal depot.
A small gathering of CFBS staff in the
yard with a local priest.
Around 10.00 am the Sprague-Thomson métro
train leaves St. Valery depot on the dual gauge track to
Shortly afterwards the K8 pacific takes
the shuttle coaches to Noyelles.
Another view of the 1912 built SNCF
Ateliers La Chapelle mogul no. 230.D.9
(built 1909), normally resident at Cité du Train in Mulhouse and not in
is propelled by KESR 2-6-0 locomotive "Norwegian".
A side on view of the preserved 4-6-0.
2-6-0 Nydquist & Holm, ex Norwegian
State Railways, and now resident at the KESR in UK.
Avonside 0-4-0 RS16 "Fred" brings a
single coach over the embankment to Noyelles.
Alstom, Siemens locomotive no 75022 also
has a Cité du Train coach in tow.
The loco features some fine artwork
advertising the fête.
Looking across the marshes towards