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Photo Album By: Jean-Marc Frybourg
 
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Photo ID: 181145

The 4402 was under the sunlights today as the media were invited to discover it

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

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Photo ID: 181131

The experimental TGV set #4402, wearing a new, very chic livery, was unveiled today at the East European Technicentre during a press conference. The world rail speed record is officially scheduled... (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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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Mar 26, 2007

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Photo ID: 176755

Dust and sparks... It is even more impressive when viewed from the rear! Top speed achieved on this run was 545kmh 340mph

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: Alstom Prototype TGV
Location: Passavant en Argonne, France
Locomotive #: 4402
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 20, 2007


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Feb 24, 2007

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Photo ID: 176644

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)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: Alstom Experimental TGV set
Location: Saint Hilaire Au Temple, France
Locomotive #: 4402
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 20, 2007


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Feb 23, 2007

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Photo ID: 176625

World Speed Record on Rails, preliminary tests. A day of tests starts with a 20mn stay in Paris Est (7:10 to 7:30 am) so that about 40 technicians and engineers board the train. 2 sets are couple... (more)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: Alstom Prototype TGV
Location: Paris, France
Locomotive #: 4402
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 19, 2007


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Feb 23, 2007

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Photo ID: 176521

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)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: Alstom Experimental TGV set
Location: Sivry-Ante, France
Locomotive #: 4402
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 20, 2007


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Feb 22, 2007

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Photo ID: 176370

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)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: Alstom Experimental TGV set
Location: Passavant en Argonne, France
Locomotive #: 4402
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 20, 2007


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Feb 20, 2007

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Photo ID: 176184

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)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: Alstom Experimental TGV set
Location: Passavant en Argonne, France
Locomotive #: 4402
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 19, 2007


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Feb 19, 2007

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Photo ID: 176158

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)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: Alstom Experimental TGV set
Location: Passavant en Argonne, France
Locomotive #: 4402
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 19, 2007


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Feb 19, 2007

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Photo ID: 175701

The world steam speed record holder A4 "Mallard" powers southwards from the summit of the Settle & Carlisle Line

Railroad: London and North Eastern Railway
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-2
Location: Ais Gill, United Kingdom
Locomotive #: 4468
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 27, 1988


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By: Tony Woof

Added: Feb 16, 2007

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Photo ID: 175483

At 9:56am the TGV 4402 fitted for super high speed is going eastward toward its departure position for its first run of the day. At 11:37 it will pass this same spot westward at 338mph (see #17539... (more)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: Prototype TGV set
Location: Passavant en Argonne, France
Locomotive #: 4402
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 13, 2007


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Feb 14, 2007

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Photo ID: 175426

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

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: Alstom Experimental TGV set
Location: Evres, France
Locomotive #: 4402
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 13, 2007


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Feb 14, 2007

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Photo ID: 175398

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)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: Alstom Experimental TGV set
Location: Passavant en Argonne, France
Locomotive #: 4402
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 13, 2007


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Feb 14, 2007

Views: 159,987
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Photo ID: 162365

From left to right : the TGV Réseau / Duplex 603, the TGV SE 16 (train of the 1981's world record at 380 kph) and the TGV SE 33.

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: Alstom TGV SE
Location: Villeneuve Saint George, France
Locomotive #: 16
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 14, 2006


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By: Sylvain Bouard

Added: Oct 19, 2006

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Photo ID: 154767

Gelmertrain, with its 106% gradient, is the steepest train in the world.

Railroad: KWO Gelmertrain
Locomotive: Cable cars
Location: Zuchwil, Switzerland
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 09, 2006


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By: Fritz Beutler

Added: Aug 12, 2006

Views: 4,422
Comments: 6

Favorited: 2
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