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Level 38 : Artisan Engineer
Hey everyone,

Today I show you my latest project: The french SNCF 241P.

The SNCF 241.P is a 4-8-2 'Mountain' type express passenger steam locomotive that ran on the Société Nationale des Chemins de fer Français, (French National Railways) from 1948 until 1973. Introduced as large scale electrification of the SNCF was already underway, they were the last new class of passenger steam locomotives in France.
The class was initially assigned to the line between Paris and Marseilles, hauling services including the famous Le Mistralexpresses, but within a few years they were displaced by electrification. Most of the class was then transferred to the Nord, l'Est and l'Ouest regions. For over ten years they managed the traffic on the line west of Le Mans, including the 411 km (255.4 mi) line to Brest and 410 km (254.8 mi) line to Quimper. They hauled trains of up to 16 coaches, weighing over 800 tons.
The 241.P class were allocated to the following depots:
South-eastern Region: Dijon, Marseille-Blancarde, Lyon-Mouche, Nevers
Eastern Region: la Villette, Noisy-le-Sec, Chaumont
Northern Region: La Chapelle (Gare du Nord)
Western Region: Le Mans
Although powerful, the class was not without its problems. The frames, lightly constructed to avoid excessive axle load, were not able to handle the power of the cylinders and flexing of the frame under load led to problems such as hot axle boxes. The class also suffered from leaking boiler tubes after passing over points, which necessitated structural reinforcement.241.P.17 at Nantes station during the class's last regular summer of operation, August 1969.The class was withdrawn progressively from service from 1965 for 241.P.1 to 1973 for 241.P.16. Their last regular work, on the Le Mans to Nantes route, ended in early 1970. The class was nicknamed the grosses P to distinguish them from the 141.P Class, which were called the petites P.

Please don't copy this in any form or way and call it your own.

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  • Dovacube
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • February 18, 2019, 5:12 am
Très sympa comme train, je ne suis pas super fan à cause du vert (et parce que je n'aime pas trop les builds de trains sur minecraft) mais c'est du bon travail. En tout cas t'as l'air super doué pour les véhicules !

+1 Diamant
Ahh merci!!!
  • BioPowered
  • Level 40
  • Master Engineer
  • February 17, 2019, 11:43 pm
Biggest one yet, innit?
  • GrandPixelMan
  • Level 38
  • Artisan Engineer
  • February 17, 2019, 11:54 pm
In Europe yes
  • TheCyanShyGuy
  • Level 16
  • Journeyman Ninja
  • February 17, 2019, 12:06 pm
:o niiiice *thomas the tank engine theme plays but extremely loud*
*I would want to put the volume down, but my love for Thomas tells me to put it even louder*
niice. i was RAISED on Thomas xDDD
Me too! I still have most of the dvds of the first few series. If my childhood had to be represented with one program it would have to be thomas the tankengine.
that. is amazing. that would have to be me as well xD
  • JoaoDaFonseca
  • Level 34
  • Artisan Engineer
  • February 17, 2019, 11:09 am
It looks so good! Great work! I've always wanted to build this one.
  • GrandPixelMan
  • Level 38
  • Artisan Engineer
  • February 17, 2019, 11:40 am
Aww thanks :D
  • JoaoDaFonseca
  • Level 34
  • Artisan Engineer
  • February 17, 2019, 11:49 am
You're very welcome!

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