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ECR, Europorte, VFLI, Colas Rail, RDT 13, RegioRail, ETF Services... Rail freight traffic has declined considerably in France in recent decades, and governments, trade unions and the SNCF have resisted the competition imposed by the EU. Now other operators, mainly subsidiaries of other national railways, account for 37% of the freight volume.
This a comprehensive survey of the growth of the private operators, their traffic and their motive power. It also lists the locomotives of the leasing companies active in France. French text. 100 pages A4, 156 colour photos, sb.