VAN ex MIDI, Steel rebuilt

Former MIDI railway company ordered 250 units of these vans, which were delivered between 1927 & 1929
They had wooden body and a watchtower.

201 of them were rebuilt between 1953 and 1959, the wooden body being replaced by a steel one.
Allocated to South-West and Mediterranean region of the SNCF, they were also engaged on the neighbour West and South-East regions.
At that time, the luggage service was a major activity. 1, 2 , 3 and even 4 vans could be seen in the long and heavy trains of this period.

Much appreciated, 10 of them were equipped with high power braking system, allowing an upgrade of their maximum speed till 150 kph. This variant was affected to "Le Capitole" train, from his creation in 1960 till 1967.

Their usage significantly decreased from 1975, when a lot of trains were allowed to run at 160kph. They went on in small express trains, and also in mail or luggage trains. The last ones were decommissioned in 1987.

3b period

SNCF green 306, black roof, 1950 lettering
Reference Type Nr / Additionnal information Availability Image
MW 30300 Dqd2m 66810, with end lighting
Sold out, replaced by MW 30310
MW 30310 Dqd2m 49704, with end lighting
4th quarter 2022
Set
MW 30301
Dqd2m
Dqd2m
49681, with end lighting
49761
Sold out



3c/d period

SNCF
Reference Type Nr / Additionnal information Availability Image
MW 30302 Dqd2m 49658, green 306, black roof, 1956 lettering, with end lighting
Sold out, replaced by MW 30312
MW 30312 Dqd2m 49626, green 306, black roof, 1956 lettering, with end lighting
4th quarter 2022
Set
MW 30303
Dqd2m
Dqd2m
49666, green 306, black roof, 1956 lettering, with end lighting
49700, green 306, black roof, 1956 lettering
Sold out
MW 30304 Dd2ai 49771, green 301, 1964 lettering, with end lighting
Sold out, replaced by MW 30314
MW 30314 Dd2ai 49681, green 301, 1964 lettering, with end lighting
4th quarter 2022
Set
MW 30305
Dqd2m
Dqd2m
49764, green 301, grey frame, 1956 lettering, with end lighting
49662, green 301, grey frame, 1956 lettering
Sold out
MW 30306 Dqd2m With end lighting, C150, "Capitole" train
Forthcoming



4a period

SNCF Green 301, grey frame, UIC lettering with yellow logo
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Reference Type Nr / Additionnal information Availability Image
MW 30307 Dd2ai 4   50 87 93-47 458-8, with end lighting
Sold out, replaced by MW 30317
MW 30317 Dd2ai 4   50 87 93-47 558-5, with end lighting
4th quarter 2022
Set
MW 30308
Dd2ai
Dd2ai
4   50 87 93-47 520-5, with end lighting
4   50 87 93-47 521-3
Sold out, replaced by MW 30318
Set
MW 30318
Dd2ai
Dd2ai
4   50 87 93-47 501-5, with end lighting
4   50 87 93-47 591-6
4th quarter 2022



VAN 3 axles ex PLM, Steel rebuilt

From former vans of "Paris a Lyon et à la Méditerranée" railroad, the SNCF rebuilt 277 units with steel body between 1952 and 1962.
Allocated to South-East and Mediterranean region, they were assigned in all type of trains. They were decommissioned in 1978.

Epoque 3b
Référence Type N° / Information complémentaire Disponibilité Image
Sold in MW 1002 set (see OCEM RA 3b period page) Dqd2m VAN 3 axles ex PLM, Steel rebuilt
Forthcoming