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BLZ 0 Gauge

BLZ trains were made in France, in the immediate post war period, from 1947 until 1952, or thereabouts, in both 0 and H0 gauges.

The pantograph loco below was available in three liveries, green, brown (or maroon) and a two tone green livery. The green livery is the most frequently found, followed by brown, then the two tone loco.


BLZ overhead pantograph loco, 1B1, green livery. Three rail, 20v AC.

BLZ overhead pantograph loco, 1B1, green livery. Three rail, 20v AC.

BLZ overhead pantograph loco, 1B1, green livery. Three rail, 20v AC.

BLZ overhead pantograph loco, 1B1, maroon livery. Three rail, 20v AC.

BLZ overhead pantograph loco, 1B1, maroon livery. Three rail, 20v AC.

BLZ overhead pantograph loco, 1B1, maroon livery. Three rail, 20v AC.

BLZ overhead pantograph loco, 1B1, bicolour livery. Three rail, 20v AC.

BLZ overhead pantograph loco, 1B1, bicolour livery. Three rail, 20v AC.

BLZ overhead pantograph loco, 1B1, bicolour livery. Three rail, 20v AC.

The least common of all the BLZ locomotives, CC6001, a giant of a loco, pictured below. The wheels appear to have been replaced, the originals being prone to 'zinc pest', and the pantographs may not be original.


BLZ overhead pantograph loco, CC6001, green livery. Three rail, 20v AC.

BLZ overhead pantograph loco, CC6001, green livery. Three rail, 20v AC.

BLZ overhead pantograph loco, CC6001, green livery. Three rail, 20v AC.

Box for BLZ overhead pantograph loco, CC6001, green livery.

BLZ made a range of tinplate eight wheeled passenger cars, 30cm long, as illustrated below.


BLZ three SNCF green passenger cars; 2nd Class, 1st Class and Baggage.

BLZ 8 wheeled SNCF green passenger car, 1st Class.

BLZ 8 wheeled SNCF green passenger car, 2nd Class.

BLZ 8 wheeled SNCF green passenger car, 3rd Class.

BLZ 8 wheeled SNCF Baggage Car.

BLZ 8 wheeled blue Baggage Car.

BLZ 8 wheeled SNCF Baggage/3rd Class Car. Were there Baggage/2nds or Baggage/1sts?

BLZ 8 wheeled Wagon Lits Car.

BLZ 8 wheeled 1st Class Car (Red livery).

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