The mountains of Tibet, where a new railway was opened in july 2006. This train is headed for Chengdu, 3.360 km and 46 hours away. The highest point on the Tibet line is at 16.640 feet (5.072 m) -... (more)
Paris welcomes and celebrates the record breaking train.
This exhibition is located at the foot of the Eiffel Tower, under the Iena Bridge. The big Art Deco building in the background is the "Pal... (more)
Operation "574,8 km/h on Seine": the front end power and the 1st car of the V150 cruised the Seine on Sunday afternoon, with the world speed record engineer and other team members on board. Here, ... (more)
Operation "574,8 km/h on Seine": the front end power and the 1st duplex car of the V150 cruised the Seine on Sunday afternoon, with the world speed record engineer and other team members on board.... (more)
Many Parisian symbols around the world rail speed record trainset: the Seine River, a "Bateau Mouche" (touristic boat), the Eiffel Tower, the original Statue of Liberty (it served as a model for t... (more)
April 3, 2007 - 5:38pm : the last picture of a glorious day
Pan shot at about 510 km/h
It is lunch time and the trains and staff are having some rest in between the morning and afternoon runs
The last run of the V150 on Sunday April 15 (542.8kmh). Some more kilometers and it will enter History. The super high speed test campaign is now over. See you in 15 - 20 years !
Sunday morning high speed run (523.3kmh) . One more run in the afternoon (542.8kmh) and the story will be over.
Sunday April 15 was the very last day for the V150 World Rail Speed Record trainset. It will be dismantled soon and retrofitted to return to normal passenger service.
Not the usual equipment of a passenger car! This is one of many odd sections inside the world speed record train set, right after the historic run.
The pantograph of the 4402 only needed some minor care after the world speed record, and everything looks brand new