SNCF archives, the memory of French railway history

The Archives and Documentation Service of the SNCF Group presents its website

We are pleased to present our new website. Embark on a journey through time and the history of French railways. Our site is filled with archival documents, plans, and images that will immerse you in the fascinating world of old railway companies and the SNCF. Discover the highlights of the railway era and explore the hidden treasures of this unique heritage.

Over 10.500 files on World War II can be accessed through a powerful search engine or by consulting the Research Guide.

The site has been designed to better guide you and facilitate your searches in our collections. Each cataloged document is accompanied by an explanatory note.

Finally, virtual exhibitions and thematic albums allow you to discover some highlights from the historical archives preserved by our service.

Thanks to its ergonomics, the site adapts to all screens and allows for optimal and user-friendly browsing on computers, tablets, and mobile phones.

New iconic collections will be available online from January 2024.

Welcome aboard and enjoy your visit!