Jul 28, 2015

Q.1762

The ‘Lanterne Rouge’ phrase comes from the French for ‘Red Lantern’ and refers to the red lantern hung on the rear vehicle of a passenger railway train or the brake van of a railway goods train. The signalmen would look out for these in order to make sure none of the couplings had become disconnected.

Sebastien Chavanel was on 26th July 2015 bestowed with this (dis)honour after the conclusion of which annual event?

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