At the end of a hard day's work, during which they have broken again the world speed record, the test trains are ready for departure. Trains and technicians are going back to Paris. Prototype 4402... (more)
World Speed Record on Rails, preliminary tests.
The Formula 1 on rails gets back at low speed (270kmh) to its departure position, for a new high speed test run.
75% of all wheels are powered. Th... (more)
Preliminary tests for the World Speed Record on Rails.
A beautiful day by all means! Yes they have beaten again the world record. No, we don't know the speed for sure. There are rumours about 556... (more)
Preliminary tests for the World Speed Record on Rails, con't. This is the last (of 3) test runs of today, almost at night. This picture is shot precisely at the point of highest speed, where most ... (more)
Test runs for the preparation of the world speed record on rails resumed today on the new East-Europe high speed line. However the weather today was miserable. Due to poor visibility conditions, p... (more)
A race train on a race track. In between 2 super high speed test runs, the overpowered TGV-set gets back to its departure position. Note the higher than usual wheels
338 mph! This is a test run for the World Speed Record on Rails. This TGV set reached 343.6 mph on the same day. Official record will be on April 3. Power: up to 32000 KW / 43500 HP under 31KV. La... (more)