Black bulletFor my 2500th picture on RPN, here is a flashback to the TGV world speed record in 2007: a few weeks after the famous 574.8 km/h run of April 3 2007, the sponsors showca... (more)
TGV Réseau set No 506 passes some interesting signalling as it joins the LGV Est at Baudrecourt forming the 12.01 Strasbourg to Bordeaux St.Jean service. This is the last signal the driver will se... (more)
A first-series Duplex TGV has just passed the Avignon TGV station at speed (about 300 km/h) as the sun sets. The train on the right in the bacground is on the track connecting the TGV station with... (more)
The yellow line
The platforms in French train stations carry a yellow line. Passengers are strongly advised to remain behind the line to keep safe of passing trains. In stations lo... (more)
A double traction of TGV´s passing Pompignan.
Diverted high speed train Lyon – Barcelona on the old line along the river Rhone. The reason was construction works in the greater area of Lyon.
Thalys 4344 from Amsterdam Centraal to Paris.
Another oldie made new
Since SNCF can’t buy as many brand new TGV sets as they wish, they must refurbish the 35 year old Sud-Est TGVs, putting old wine into new bottles. These TGVs... (more)
A pole forest
A refurbished Sud-Est TGV in Carmillon livery coming from Evian slowly negotiates the Longeray-Leaz junction. At this location, the catenary gives way to a overhead r... (more)
Due to a temporary single track in the Cret d'Eau tunnel between Bellegarde and Longeray, a Lyria TGV coming from Genève waits for a Euroduplex going to Genève to pass before resuming its travel.