CIWL Plans & Archives
Thousands of archives papers from CIWL archive are now digital and can be viewed on-line from Wagons-Lits Diffusion's image database.
CIWL used to design all objects and furniture that were disposed inside WL coaches. They were manufactured by the best manufacturing houses (Lalique, Ercruis, Christophle...).
We dispose of most original plans and photos of these objects. Contact us for your particular request.
We dispose of good plans of most sleeping cars (VL), restaurant cars (VR), pullman salon cars and luggage cars, teak or metal coaches.
Contact us for details of your request.
We present in this section the various logos of CIWL since it was created in 1872.
The famous golden crest (monogramme) with 2 lions decorating all CIWL coaches was mostly in French. But it also existed in various languages. We present all versions here.
in this section, discover the various PLM / Paris-Lyon-Méditerranée logos of PLM company.
The design of luggage tags reflects the utmost attention to details of CIWL
In this section, you will find a selection of paper archives from CIWL and PLM SA, digitalised for the Data Base of Archives of Wagons-Lits Diffusion.
View the different uniforms of CIWL on-board personnel at different periods