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 With end lighting
1st quarter 2019
Set
MW 30301
Dqd2m
Dqd2m
With end lighting

1st quarter 2019



3c/d period

SNCF

Reference Type Nr / Additionnal information Availability Image
MW 30302 Dqd2m Green 306, black roof, 1956 lettering, with end lighting
1st quarter 2019
Set
MW 30303
Dqd2m
Dqd2m
Green 306, black roof, 1956 lettering, with end lighting
Green 306, black roof, 1956 lettering
1st quarter 2019
MW 30304 Dd2ai Green 301, 1964 lettering, with end lighting
1st quarter 2019
Set
MW 30305
Dqd2m
Dqd2m
Green 301, grey frame, 1956 lettering, with end lighting
Green 301, grey frame, 1956 lettering
1st quarter 2019
MW 30306 Dqd2m With end lighting, C150, "Capitole" train
2019



4a period

SNCF Green 301, grey frame, UIC lettering with yellow logo
Reference Type Nr / Additionnal information Availability Image
MW 30307 Dd2ai With end lighting
1st quarter 2019
Set
MW 30308
Dd2ai
Dd2ai
With end lighting

1st quarter 2019



OCEM 32 VAN

These vans were designed by OCEM. 250 units were built from 1933 for ETAT and EST French railways companies.
They received a full steel structure, with visible rivets assembly. In the beginning, they were fitted with a periscope.
During their career, they were assigned to the East, West, South-West and South-East SNCF regions.
The last one were decommisionned in the 70s

Reference Type Nr / Additionnal information Availability Image
Sold in MW 40921 set (see OCEM PL 2b period page) D OCEM 32 Van ETAT railways
2019