• Baldwins in France

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Discussion related to Baldwin Locomotive Works, Lima Locomotive Works, Lima-Hamilton Corporation, and Baldwin-Lima-Hamilton.

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  by yellowdog
 
Found some interesting data on the current status of the surviving Baldwin fleet in France.

There is a photostream in Flickr that indicate some Baldwin 62000-series (DRS 6-4-660) units may still be active with the SNCF.

The photographer is Patrick VERBAERE:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jobiwannn/ ... otostream/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; (Thionville...12/30/13)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jobiwannn/ ... 022876251/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; (Somain...1/12/13)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jobiwannn/ ... 022876251/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; (Grande Synthe...9/4/12)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jobiwannn/ ... 022876251/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; (Dunkerque...9/4/12)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jobiwannn/ ... 022876251/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; (Somain...1/12/13)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jobiwannn/ ... 022876251/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; (Dunkerque...9/4/12)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jobiwannn/ ... 022876251/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; (Hazebrouck...9/4/12)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jobiwannn/ ... 022876251/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; (Douai...1/12/13)

There are more photos in the stream but I think most of them are repeats (of a particular locomotive).
  by yellowdog
 
Also found this on a German railfan site. Photo dates from 2010 and shows 62001 (and a possible sister unit behind her) looking kind of tattered. A quick check of Google Earth shows a shed on the east side of the railyard in Arc les Grays (north of the river and close to Route D670) with some parked rolling stock and at least one really rusty loco that could be her.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4125/513 ... 29a0_b.jpg" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
  by yellowdog
 
Posted the last item too soon. Found another Flickr stream by a photographer by the name of Alex Leroy who took a series of excellent shots of 62001 and her sister unit--62062--in 2012.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/alex-leroy ... otostream/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Too bad they are so far away. Would be nice candidates for preservation in a US museum...
  by yellowdog
 
For anyone (besides myself) who hadn't already seen these, here are nice videos of some of the surviving French Baldwins.

62000
(1970) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGzVkogz7Z4" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; (the unit appears at 5:03 and 11:19)
(2009) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixJbbVyJUhU" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; (rusting in the deadline)

62029
(2010) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idvgMk_lqNc" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
(2012) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfsGrg6F_Ow" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

62094
(2007) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSKyX0x ... FCB5323025" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
(2008) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCCHtv5sme8" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
(2008) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJVQWjehnCU" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
(2010) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cr1mRx2WjT8" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
(2014) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2Ia_iBkIHg" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; (an awesome restoration!)
(2014) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2arPDeq9C0" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;