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The Simplon Orient Express

Between the two world wars, the Simplon Orient Express ran between Paris and Istanbul. The name Simplon is the name of the village in Switzerland where the train passed through a tunnel under the Alps. German territory was not driven during this period. The process is beautifully described in Agatha Christie's bestseller "Death on the Orient Express". The train, with the luxurious carriages of the Compagnie des Wagons Lits, was pulled by locomotives from the country they were driving through. For those who are technically interested: the picture shows a Hungarian MAV steam locomotive 424 Class 4-8-0. These machines were built from 1924 to the early 1950s and were also exported to Russia. Image size: 260 x 360 mm

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James Mann 13 Mar 2020

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe MAV is still producing locomotives in partnership with Siemens. Ya?

Artist Reply: Hi Jim, I think that's correct

Sharon De Vore 09 Mar 2020

I ALWAYS LOVE YOUR MAGNIFICENT DETAILS, IVO.

Artist Reply: Thanks Sharon

Joanie Holliday 05 Mar 2020

MARVELOUS WORK IVO. GREAT HISTORY.

Artist Reply: Thanks Joanie