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.
A MLX01 Maglev train in front of the test centre. Notice the nose of Maglev train. Also notice the observation tower and platform to get into the train at the test centre.
A MLX01 Maglev train speeding on Ogatayama bridge towards the tunnel. The mountains with dark-green vegetation provides a perfect view for photography.
A MLX01 Maglev train at Yamanashi Maglev Test Centre. This achieved a record speed of 552 kmph in a manned vehicle run in 1999. It carried a 5 car train set. Notice also the aerodynamic design res... (more)