Both trains are running at 160km/h (100mph). They are hauled by 1970-built CC 72000 that got a new prime mover and were re-numbered in the 72100 series between 2002 and 2004.
The line number 4 from Paris to Belfort in the east of France is still a line for diesel traction. Till this day the tracks are lined with old telegraph poles.
Spanish AVE test between Belfort and Mulhouse.
rapatriement de locomotives vers le dépôt de Chalindrey
Belfort - Paris Inter City train 1944. Not anymore trains are stopping at the station at Vitrey-sur-Mance, a scene you can often see around France nowadays.
A Paris - Belfort Inter City train leans into a curve, not far from its next station stop at Vesoul.
Most of its way still ahead, Inter City train 1848 dashes toward Paris with Vosges mountains as a backdrop.
72145 stands beneath threatening skys at Chaumont while working the 07:11 Paris Est to Belfort.
This freight train is leaving the sidings of the station of Flamboin-Gouaix.
60085 and 60083 are now at the bottom of a ramp heading Longueville