Hi Folks..I'm back from a two week trip to France, to see my daughter and alot of the rest of the country. I use the term 'traction' niavely, just what I've kinda picked up here at this forum, I really know little about it...you know those trains that are powered from the overhead wires and the hinged thingy on the engine that maintains contact along the wire?? Aaaanyway, these trains are ALL over France. You could spend two weeks just railfanning over there. Unfortunately my travelling companion could give a rip about trains but I did manage to stop to get a few pics of them. It's hard to take pics when you are driving 90mph, I mean 150kph....lol I will have some more later of the trams in the city of Montpellier, when the film gets developed as welll as some awesome bridges,they're all over the mountains there. The following 4 pics were taken near Luzenac which is near the Pyrenees in southwest France EDIT: I just realized how lame these shots are with the trees in the way and the guardrail :-( Sorry I couldn't do better....does the thought and effort count??