This pictorial encyclopaedia will in several parts, published annually, cover all the circa 160 motive power types delivered to the French national railways since its formation in 1938. Each type is allowed 2-8 pages with brief technical and operational history, numerical list with date of delivery and withdrawal, total km run, line drawing and several photographs (in colour where available). Certain classes have been covered in greater detail in the Le Train Special series. Tome 1. Les locomotives à courant continu 1 500 V. Part 1 covers the 21 classes of 1,500 V DC electric locomotives, a total of 1,101 locomotives. 100 pages A4, 182 ill, sb.