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Photo Album By: Jean-Marc Frybourg
 
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Photo ID: 182877

Under the world rail speed record train: this is one of only 2 unpowered trucks on the V150 trainset. Just plain normal duplex truck with its brakes - yes, even for a speed record, you need some b... (more)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: Alstom prototype TGV POS+Duplex+AGV
Location: Pantin, France
Locomotive #: 4402
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 26, 2007


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Added: Apr 07, 2007

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Photo ID: 182825

Passing by PK198 at 570km/h on is way to the world speed record.

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: TGV POS
Location: Enter City Name Here!, France
Locomotive #: POS 4402
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 03, 2007


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By: Sylvain Bouard

Added: Apr 07, 2007

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Photo ID: 182433

3:36 pm - A glass of champagne? In a locomotive cab! Well... after all, we are in a station called "Champagne-Ardennes", in the subburb of Reims, France. And there is a damn good reason to celebra... (more)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: Alstom prototype TGV POS+Duplex+AGV
Location: Reims, France
Locomotive #: SNCF 384004 ( TGV 4402 )
Train ID: V150
Photo Date: April 03, 2007


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Added: Apr 04, 2007

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Photo ID: 182407

Picture taken at PK200 565 km/h during April the 3rd, 2007 world record: Vmax = 574.8 km/h

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: TGV 4402
Location: Brizeaux, France
Locomotive #: LGV Est
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 03, 2007


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By: Nicolas Claeyssen

Added: Apr 04, 2007

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Photo ID: 182387

3:19pm - A star is born! The world rail speed record champion basks in the sun right after its famous 574.8 km/h run

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: Alstom prototype TGV POS+Duplex+AGV
Location: Reims, France
Locomotive #: 4402
Train ID: V150
Photo Date: April 03, 2007


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Added: Apr 04, 2007

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Photo ID: 182384

04:44pm - After the world speed record, journalists are coming back to Paris in a Reseau TGV set while the V150 world speed train rides along them. This 30km parallel run put an end to the event w... (more)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: Alstom TGV POS
Location: Tramery, France
Locomotive #: 4404 and 4402
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 03, 2007


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Apr 04, 2007

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Photo ID: 182326

03:17pm - Now the world speed record trainset sits quietly during celebration ceremonies, press conference, interviews, champagne drinking...

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: Alstom TGV POS
Location: Reims, France
Locomotive #: 4402
Train ID: V150
Photo Date: April 03, 2007


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Apr 03, 2007

Views: 19,622
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Photo ID: 182324

01:13pm WORLD RAIL SPEED RECORD !!!!!! 574.8 kilometers per hour = 357.2 mph. View going away from the photographer. On this picture, the train is located almost exactly at the point of highest... (more)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: Alstom TGV POS
Location: Passavant-en-Argonne, France
Locomotive #: 4402
Train ID: 93-02
Photo Date: April 03, 2007


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Added: Apr 03, 2007

Views: 19,383
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Photo ID: 182323

01:13pm WORLD RAIL SPEED RECORD !!!!!! 574.8 kilometers per hour = 357.2 mph

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: Alstom TGV POS
Location: Passavant-en-Argonne, France
Locomotive #: 4402
Train ID: 93-02
Photo Date: April 03, 2007


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Apr 03, 2007

Views: 23,921
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Photo ID: 182236

Another view of the incredible parallel run of the 2 trainsets in charge of establishing the world rail speed record. The trains ran side by side at 200kph along 100 kilometers (62 miles)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: Alstom TGV POS
Location: Deuxnouds-devant-Beauzée, France
Locomotive #: 4402
Train ID: V150
Photo Date: April 02, 2007


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Apr 03, 2007

Views: 15,440
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Photo ID: 182204

An improvised parallel runby was spontaneously organised this morning, just for some more fun! This was on the occasion of an eastward run, while getting to the departure position for a westward s... (more)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: Alstom TGV POS
Location: Deuxnouds-devant-Beauzée, France
Locomotive #: 4402
Train ID: V150
Photo Date: April 02, 2007


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Apr 02, 2007

Views: 10,432
Comments: 1

Favorited: 3

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Photo ID: 182016

A critical piece: the pantograph of the world rail speed record, in charge of providing 31KV and 25.000 HP. This aspect of super high speed is now well under control. In 1990 for the 320mph record... (more)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: Alstom prototype TGV POS+Duplex+AGV
Location: Le Chemin, France
Locomotive #: 4402
Train ID: V150
Photo Date: March 28, 2007


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Apr 01, 2007

Views: 9,464
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Photo ID: 181944

No, these devices are not just sunlights !!! They are another series of ground measurement installations, so as to study some aspects of running an electric train at more than 550kph / 343mph

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: Alstom prototype TGV POS+Duplex+AGV
Location: Passavant-en-Argonne, France
Locomotive #: 4402
Train ID: V150
Photo Date: March 26, 2007


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Apr 01, 2007

Views: 5,822
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Photo ID: 181925

Everybody takes pictures, even the engineer of the 4402 world rail speed record trainset (also dubbed V150), as the TGV POS 4404 comes back for coupling. A lot of people is attracted by these test... (more)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: Alstom TGV POS
Location: Villers-en-Argonne, France
Locomotive #: 4404 and 4402
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 28, 2007


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Apr 01, 2007

Views: 6,496
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Photo ID: 181920

Just arrived from Paris, and waiting for its turn to get to the other end of the speed zone after the 4404 gets there

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: Alstom prototype TGV POS+Duplex+AGV
Location: Tilloy-et-Bellay, France
Locomotive #: 4402
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 28, 2007


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Apr 01, 2007

Views: 6,290
Comments: 3

Favorited: 1
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