The French steam locomotive Mountain 241 P 16 from 1947.

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 Marseille, hauling services including the famous Le Mistral expresses, but within a few years they were displaced by electrification.

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