In 1991 SNCF was in short supply of diesellocomotves needed for the construction of the high speed line LGV Nord. This problem was solved by renting NMBS/SNCB class 59 locomotives and by buying o... (more)
French Baldwin SNCF A1AA1A 62091 with a train for installing the catenary poles alongside this new high speed line under construction.
In 1991 SNCF was in short supply of diesel locomotves needed for the construction of the high speed line LGV Nord. This problem was solved by renting NMBS/SNCB class 59 locomotives and by buying ... (more)
SNCF A1AA1A 68036 and A1AA1A 68045 with a heavy gravel train waiting for ballasting a section ot the LGV Nord in construction. At the end of the trains the samller diesel locomotives BB 66027 and ... (more)
Driving with style
Eurostar engineers wear a shirt and tie, as can be seen through the windshield of this London - Paris service.
Engineer's view on a High Speed Train at night (300km/h / 186mph)
I needed a break from South America
Two high speed trains meet each other at the fabulous relative speed of 600 km/h (372 mph). This is just routine: each day, hundreds or probably thousands of such non-events occur on the French TG... (more)