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)
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)
The world steam speed record holder A4 "Mallard" powers southwards from the summit of the Settle & Carlisle Line
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)
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
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)
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.
Gelmertrain, with its 106% gradient, is the steepest train in the world.
World Rail Speed Record holder TGV 325 arrives at Gare de Lyon.
View from the rear of a test run at about 490-500 km/h (304-310 mph) prior to the world speed record on rails (515.3 kmh / 320.2 mph, May 18 1990). Shot taken precisely at the point of highest spe... (more)
Specially prepared TGVA trainset leaving Dangeau siding for one of its test runs for the world speed record on rails (515 kmh / 320.2 mph on May 18 1990)
320.2 MPH / 515.3 km/h World Speed Record on Railway Track. Seen here 0.4 mile before the location of highest speed. Specialy prepared trainset with 3 passenger cars only. And about 20.000 hp !
Operation Lifesaver display truck.
A MLX01 Maglev train at Yamanashi Maglev Test Centre.
A bird's eye view of the test track showing Maglev entering Ogatayama bridge. On the right hand side is the power sub-station.