Locomotives: We don't forget old US iron Soldiers!

More from Ludovic ....I have now to write about old ROB soldiers which are preserved in our country : in this case, the steam locomotives type 060 same as the one shown with Mr Julian PETERS in Dreux station in 44. FRANCE bought 77 locomotives of this type in 1946 and they were called "030 TU" in the French specifications. There are two survivors of this time : the N° USA TC WD 4383, built in 1943 by DAVENPORT, is now in a railway museum in Longueville, near Paris, restored in its military livery and running, by the association named "AJECTA". The other one (USA TC WD 6102) built by HK PORTER from PITTSBURGH, in 1943, is always in Normandy ; I took photos of it in CAEN city, in 1988 and since 1996, it is preserved by an association "ACF", located in PONT-ERAMBOURG, in their railway museum. But it is not yet restored nor running : the association has not enough money to do this work and is awaiting for a sponsoring to help ! (photos joined)- We don't forget old US iron Soldiers !

The 4383 is in the living steam museum of AJECTA Association, in LONGUEVILLE, near PARIS, the site is : www.ajecta.fr ; they also have a Facebook page and videos in YouTube ; the 6102 is a Normandy rail museum, in PONT-ERAMBOURG, near CAEN, their site is : www.rails-collinesnormandes.fr ; also videos of them in YouTube (thanks Ludovic)

More on the 030 TU https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/030_TU