Sncf

Discussion in 'FAQs' started by yellowlynn, Aug 16, 2007.

  1. yellowlynn

    yellowlynn Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2001
    Messages:
    787
    Likes Received:
    0
    I have 2 trains that originally came from England. Both are Lima, with pantographs. One has 4 passenger cars, and the other has 9 frieght cars, and appear to have German writing on them. Both gave SNCF in raised letters, and European couplers. Anyone familiar with this?
  2. Triplex

    Triplex Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2005
    Messages:
    1,849
    Likes Received:
    0
    I don't think Lima is an English company.
  3. yellowlynn

    yellowlynn Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2001
    Messages:
    787
    Likes Received:
    0
    Lima

    I know Lima is made in Italy, but these trains belonged to a person that came from England. I just don't know what the SNCF stands for. I'll want to sell them, but don't know what RR they belong to.

    Lynn
  4. cnw1961

    cnw1961 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2006
    Messages:
    936
    Likes Received:
    0
    SNCF stands for the French National Railroad Company: [SIZE=-1]Société Nationale des Chemins de fer Français.[/SIZE]
  5. Dredgeboater

    Dredgeboater New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2004
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yellowlynn,

    SNCF stands for Societe National des Chemins de Fer, the French National Railways...

    The engines are European prototype and by the description of the pantographs, they're electric engines (catenary / overhead power lines !)
  6. yellowlynn

    yellowlynn Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2001
    Messages:
    787
    Likes Received:
    0
    Many thanks

    One thing is for sure, if you hadn't told me I never would have guessed. I appreciate you all chiming in. Now I know what I have.

    Thanx again
    Lynn