Art and Railways
From December 21 2007 to January 6 2008, the SNCF celebrated its 70th Anniversary with a spectacular exhibition at the Grand Palais in Paris. The theme was "A... (more)
Pilgrimage train, back from Lourdes.
When the CIWL Pullman and restaurant cars went out of service due to modernization in the 1960’s to 1980’s, some were converted into cruise service cars for trave... (more)
On the long straight (tangent) track of the "Ligne des Landes" (in the Landes region), the Z7001 test bed is running at a speed between 200 and 300 km/h for testing some of the component... (more)
Side portrait of the CC 72084 in its beautiful and classic "Arzens" livery, after the name of the famous French locomotive designer Paul Arzens.
13 cm higher
In January 1981 in the Villeneuve Saint Georges AMPSE shops, the TGV SE #16 had bigger wheels than sister trainset #04 because it was modified for the "TGV100&quo... (more)
Mint in Box
The shops were brand new, and the trains as well. The shops were then called "AMPSE" Ateliers du Matériel de Paris Sud-Est, something like Paris South-East Ro... (more)
A story of old and young beasts
The old beast on the right has just uncoupled from the newest SNCF super-beast on the left, which is the Sud-Est TGV #16. This is the beginning of... (more)
380 km/h - The World Speed Record of 1981
This is a picture of the actual 380 km/h speed record run. The train is going north. The highest speed has been achieved between km 156.... (more)