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Photo Album By: Jean-Marc Frybourg
 
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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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Added: Apr 03, 2007

Views: 22,603
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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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Added: Apr 03, 2007

Views: 15,156
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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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Added: Apr 02, 2007

Views: 10,167
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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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Added: Apr 01, 2007

Views: 9,072
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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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Added: Apr 01, 2007

Views: 5,654
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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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Added: Apr 01, 2007

Views: 6,325
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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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Added: Apr 01, 2007

Views: 6,142
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Photo ID: 181917

Engineers and technicians are taking great care of their speedster in the Technicentre East European near Paris. Even the slightest detail is subject to their attention. Next Tuesday, at a speed o... (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 01, 2007

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Photo ID: 181613

At 7:30 am, about 70 technicians, VIPs and journalists are boarding the re-decorated "V150" trainset for a glorious day of test runs: they have set a new world record

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: Alstom prototype TGV POS+Duplex+AGV
Location: Paris, France
Locomotive #: 4402
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 29, 2007


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Added: Mar 29, 2007

Views: 8,694
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Photo ID: 181604

541kph under heavy rain (336 mph) on the first "shooting" - i.e. run - of the day. There were only 2 runs today, and they set a new world record on the second run.

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: Alstom prototype TGV POS+Duplex+AGV
Location: Foucaucourt sur Thabas, France
Locomotive #: 4402
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 29, 2007


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Added: Mar 29, 2007

Views: 23,046
Comments: 6

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Photo ID: 181467

The front end power of the TGV4402 has no pantograph. There is one single panto for the entire set and it is on the rear end engine.

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: Alstom prototype TGV POS+Duplex+AGV
Location: Villers En Argonne, France
Locomotive #: 4402
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 28, 2007


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Added: Mar 28, 2007

Views: 5,214
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Photo ID: 181461

The last series of preliminary test runs for the World Rail Speed Record resumed on March 28. Max speed of that day was reached approx. when this picture was shot, at 506.1kph. This run was the oc... (more)

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


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Added: Mar 28, 2007

Views: 14,502
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Photo ID: 181284

The 6th axle of the Formula1 on wheels is equipped with many sensors. 500 parameters from 350 control points are measured and rigorously checked during the super high speed runs. Wheel diameter is... (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: Mar 27, 2007

Views: 7,541
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Photo ID: 181190

Modern art?
This is just the fastest train nose in the world during maintenance operations. Made of one single piece of metal, the front end of the TGV4402 is ready to absorb a 560-580 km/h s... (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: Mar 26, 2007

Views: 4,181
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Photo ID: 181185

Parisian high fashion (haute couture) on a race train. This is the new livery of the "V150" trainset prepared for the world rail speed record. V150 stands for 150 meters per second.

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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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Mar 26, 2007

Views: 13,471
Comments: 3

Favorited: 7
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