The colour of Le Capitole

Oil on canvas 16 x 22 cm

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The “Capitole” ran between Paris and Toulouse between 1960 and 1990. From 1967, it became the first train in France authorised to run at 200kph (125mph) over certain sections of the route. To mark this distinction, locomotive and coaches were painted in an attractive red livery. The painting shows a class BB9200 electric locomotive pulling its matching train.