4-6-2 "Pacific" 01 # 202 is starting the ascent to the Ceneri pass in Giubiasco with 11 cars, the grade is 2.6 %. It's one of the last steam train which can use this line without a leadi... (more)
Mike Keim Photo
Mike Keim Photo.
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)
DB driving trailer No VB147 053 leads a couple of old four-wheeled carriages which are propelled by a V36 diesel-hydraulic 0-6-0 shunter out of Köln Deutz on a service to Köln Hbf from possibly Ho... (more)
DB V200.0 diesel-hydraulic No V200 035 at Cologne Deutzerfeld depot flanked by class 78 4-6-4T No 78 094 on the left and class 03 Pacific No 03 245 on the right in May 1957. Photograph by Lawrence... (more)
One of the prototype DB V200.0 diesel-hydraulic prototype locos, No V200 001 built by Krauss Maffei that entered service in 1954, is seen at an unknown location in its early days. (photographer un... (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)
DB diesel-hydraulic high speed rail car set No VT08 502 awaits to departure signal from the Fahrdienstleiter at Freiburg (Breisgau) Hbf on the last lap of its journey from Bremen to Basel SBB in a... (more)
DB E44 057 buffers up to its train in Freiburg (Breisgau) Hbf before leaving on the 29km journey to Mulheim (Baden) in July 1955.
Photo by the late John P. Wilson of Nottingham.
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)
On the morning of February 26 1981, an ageing diesel built in Feb 1956 of the CC 65500 series nicknamed "Dakota" hauls the World Record TGV Sud-Est #16 toward the test track on the high ... (more)
Union Pacific 6900 Series Centennials DDA40X 6600hp. (6900-6946) built between 4/69 - 9/71. Equipped with two 16-645E3A Diesel Engines, Fuel tank 8200 Gals, (2) 4-axle "D" truck assemb... (more)