The idea of linking France to Belgium and England was studied by the French government as early as 1833. By November 1842, the northern French cities Lille and Valenciennes were already connected to the Belgian railway network. In July 1844 a law was passed that determined the route of the new railway from Paris to Lille. Exploitation of the line from Paris to Lille and several branch lines was granted to the Compagnie des chemins de fer du Nord. Owners of the CF du Nord were Hottinger, Laffitte, Blount and Baron de Rothschild as president. The railway line as well as the Parisian station was inaugurated on June 1846.
The line originally passed through the Oise valley, along Saint-Ouen-l'Aumône and Persan. This way a steep climb and descent between Saint-Denis and Creil could be avoided. The arrival of stronger engines prompted the CF du Nord to construct a 19 km shorter line between Saint-Denis and Creil over the plateau, passing along Chantilly. This new section was opened on 10 May 1859.
Since the opening of the LGV Nord high speed line between Paris and Lille in 1993, most long-distance passenger traffic has shifted away from the classical Paris–Lille line. It remains an important railway for freight traffic and regional passenger traffic.
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maxifred (0) 2012-04-01 6:33
Today is "trains and railways stations day"...
26th of june 2008 was a thursday,and I'm surprised by the few trains moving in the station...
But it gives a "forsaken" look to the image,and I like it.
Best regards from Brussels,
ciakgiak (30405) 2012-04-01 6:35
Magnifica immagine con le rotaie in prospettiva, le linee ferrate sono sempre un buon elemento per il fotografo, bella la scena, molto luminosa, colorata e nitida.
Un caro saluto e tanti complimenti.
cargus (8022) 2012-04-01 6:38
Excellent panorama, perfect framing, colors played excellent, clear and bright a successful image, well done.!!
Afsanehbagheri (3206) 2012-04-01 6:45
Hi my friend
Beautiful color to light well best Contreras
Nicou (116564) 2012-04-01 8:45
Merveilleus eiamge et ocmpo superbe compo quelle veu sur ces voies avec le tran qui passe et tous ces bâtiments blanc en fond fantastique ensemble.
Bravo et amitié
jjcordier (73344) 2012-04-01 9:09
On n'a pas forcément l'idée de prendre ce type de photos et pourtant l'image obtenue est très intéressante et de bonne qualité.
Budapestman (82620) 2012-04-01 9:49
a superb photo from this impressive view, the composition is very spectacular and I like the perspective of the photo and the POV, Tfs! Have a nice Sunday! Kellemes Vasárnapot kívánok!
mesutilgim (80146) 2012-04-01 12:31
Hello dear Barbara,
Nice capture with strong sidelight.
Well balanced compo and nice -almost- panoramic format.
Many interesting notes.
TFS and best regards
PS. It seems that you've solved your problems with TE.
Fis2 (82028) 2012-04-01 13:09
Kolejne ciekawe spojrzenie na Paryz.
Dobry kadr i kolorystyka.
Pozdrawiam i ¿yczê milego popoludnia.
tedesse (25045) 2012-04-01 14:14
Fantastyczne uliczne foto!
Doskonala perspektywa i ostrosc, piekne kolory.
jacquest (18187) 2012-04-01 14:42
I like this composition with the railway straigt lines leading the eye alongside the buildings. The ligh has given good colors and the sharpness is excellent. This is an interesting city image that helps show the world with good photography.
jlbrthnn (79791) 2012-04-01 16:08
Your well-written notes, is useful and interesting. You have cleverly used the graphics of the railways and pylons. Light, sharpness are excellent. Bravo.
Have a nice day
aliabazari (11803) 2012-04-01 18:31
A good combination of game Lines. Well done.
I agree with you about constructive criticism. I enjoy good criticism.
Thanks and regards.
shevchenko (19051) 2012-04-01 20:01
Just a lots of tracks showing by the above photo, what a good railway service in the city, lovely white buildings and blue sky, attractive city view in a sunny day, thanks for sharing a beautiful view from the famous city.
TopGeo (38168) 2012-04-01 22:35
Hello Barbara! Best pov to have the lines front receiving the beautiful sunlight direct to create a wonderful displayed of light and shadows over it! and the colour contrast is superb
a very pleasing and quality image with the useful notes about it!many thanks, take care and my best regards
ChrisJ (94802) 2012-04-01 22:46
The wide angled panoramic format emphasises the horizontal lines nicely. Good sharpness, color & framing on the railway station & tracks. Tfs!
Zengi001 (2379) 2012-04-02 1:54
A nice panoramic wiev with good depth and perspective.
i like it.
Have a nice week,
AliMoein (780) 2012-04-02 2:13
Very nice shot of the train and buildings
It has a very good composition and contrast
jemaflor (80828) 2012-04-02 4:06
Good pov with depth with these lines, nice light and tones, tfs.
Didi (55119) 2012-04-02 9:49
I think you take this picture from a bridge not far from Gare du Nord.
Very interesting composition.
In your next voyage please try the same one in the evening blue hour :)
carlo62 (27798) 2012-04-03 0:25
bella panoramica delle rotaie affiancate dalle costruzioni, sembra un fiume che attraversa una città.
Royaldevon (26629) 2012-04-03 1:43
Although not a romantic shot you have achieved exceptional sharpness to maintain the viewers interest. The whole shot guides well and the receding verticals, in conjunction with the converging lines, produces a fine sense of perspective and depth. Love how the r/h verticals create the separation line for thirds.
Have a lovely day,
raszid62 (18583) 2012-04-03 6:59
Czy zauwa¿y³a¶ ¿e kolej, jej infrastuktura to jakby osobne miasta wewnatrz miast. ¯yj± one swoim wlasnym zyciem i przywodza na my¶l , aby jechaæ i jechaæ sobie gdzi¶ , gdzie szyny ponios±. Zazdroszcze czasmi dawnym trampom, którzy na gapê podrózowali przez ¶wiat. ¦wietna fotografia w panoramicznym formacie.
Cricri (101513) 2012-04-03 10:08
Le POV est intéressant,surtout le contraste des différents bâtiments blanc d'un côté et de couleurs de l'autre, bonne lumière et profondeur
chrisvek (7001) 2012-04-03 16:52
Great shoot!Very nice view from that side.Splendid colors and saturation.Lovely tones and very nice POV.Well done Barbara.Tfs
Have a nice month,
jusninasirun (17156) 2012-04-03 17:47
Nice view of the railway in Paris and a good history on how the transportation network around Europe expands. The light is fabulous in this wide city capture on a fine day with spotless sky.
Thanks and have a nice day.
berek (33635) 2012-06-18 8:40
Perspectife capture a very successful using the train rails. nice framing.
Thanks for sharing.
nemesiss (2979) 2012-06-29 0:24
Hi Barbara, beautiful capture area north railway station ( Gare Du Nord ) Paris.
baddori (19157) 2012-07-08 23:25
Poco petrolio e treni elettrici .
Negli USA tutti diesel .
Ma i grandi scali presentano questi spazi, un tempo per le merci .
Vanno scomparendo .