Chapelon’s ‘Grande Dame’ at Lannion

65 x 130 cm

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The star of this large painting is André Chapelon’s masterpiece, the 242A1 of 1949, which was the most powerful steam engine ever built in Europe, and the most efficient. At the request of the client, it is shown in black livery at Lannion station in Brittany, with a train of Wagons-Lits coaches.