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Photo Album By: Jean-Marc Frybourg
 
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Photo ID: 346416

The World Record holder of her time, with an unofficial speed of 112.5 mph, on May 10, 1893. No other wheeled vehicle had made it to the 100 mph mark, and didn't beat her record for another 10 ye... (more)

Railroad: New York Central
Locomotive: Steam 4-4-0
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: NYCHR 999
Train ID: Empire State Express
Photo Date: July 26, 2009


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By: Rob Schreiner

Added: Nov 24, 2010

Views: 6,028
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Favorited: 21

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Photo ID: 343896

Highest tunnel

We are in the Galera tunnel, near the East portal. At 4682m/15689ft, this is the highest railroad tunnel in the world. Ice on the walls denotes the harsh weather c... (more)

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: -
Location: Oroya, Peru
Locomotive #: -
Train ID: -
Photo Date: September 01, 2010


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Nov 03, 2010

Views: 12,098
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Photo ID: 343894

Highest tunnel

Here is the East portal of the Galera tunnel. At 4782 m / 15689 ft, this is the highest railroad tunnel in the world. The sign on the right reads: "The speed on en... (more)

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C30M-3
Location: Oroya, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1001
Train ID: -
Photo Date: September 01, 2010


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Nov 03, 2010

Views: 5,086
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Favorited: 15
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Photo ID: 343887

A famous summit

Galera was the highest railroad station in the world before the opening of the Tibet railroad. Note that the summit section of the “Central Andino” was inaugurate... (more)

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C30M-3
Location: Oroya, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1001
Train ID: -
Photo Date: September 01, 2010


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Nov 03, 2010

Views: 4,701
Comments: 2

Favorited: 13
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Photo ID: 306542

The German express locomotive, number 18 201 of the Deutsche Reichsbahn in East Germany, appeared in 1960-61 at Meiningen repair shop as a conversion of the Henschel-Wegmann train locomotive 61 00... (more)

Railroad: Deutsche Reichsbahn
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-2
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Locomotive #: 18 201
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October, 1990


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By: Daniel SIMON

Added: Dec 09, 2009

Views: 6,698
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Favorited: 17


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Photo ID: 296863

Not just an ordinary unit: the CC 7107 held the world speed record on rails - 331 km/h - together with the BB 9004 from March 1955 to February 1981 when it was beaten by a TGV (380 km/h).

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: CC 7100
Location: Amberieu, France
Locomotive #: SNCF 7107
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 27, 1999


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Sep 11, 2009

Views: 8,702
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Favorited: 11
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Photo ID: 286014

BHP 5637 and unidentified unit head a loaded Yandi iron ore round the big curve near the 250km peg on the Mt Newman line. The DPU units (5644/5663) in the middle of the train can be seen on the c... (more)

Railroad: BHP Billiton Iron Ore
Locomotive: GE CM40-8M
Location: Newman, Western Australia, Australia
Locomotive #: BHP 5637
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 06, 2002


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By: John Kirk

Added: Jun 02, 2009

Views: 9,962
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Favorited: 28
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Photo ID: 276754

This is actually the fastest operational steam locomotive of the world. The engine can reach a maximum speed of 180 km/h. Sorry, I can`t say this in mph. This engine belongs to the privat owner Da... (more)

Railroad: Deutsche Reichsbahn
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-2
Location: Dresden, Germany
Locomotive #: 18 201
Train ID: special
Photo Date: March 21, 2009


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By: Hans-Peter Waack

Added: Mar 21, 2009

Views: 6,677
Comments: 5

Favorited: 20
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Photo ID: 260554

This is the cab interior of 4468 Mallard, the fastest steam locomotive in the world. Just imagine in 1938, sitting in that left seat looking through that small window at 126mph. The loco would b... (more)

Railroad: London and North Eastern Railway
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-2
Location: York, United Kingdom
Locomotive #: 4468
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November 15, 2008


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By: Graham Williams

Added: Nov 18, 2008

Views: 6,885
Comments: 3

Favorited: 16
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Photo ID: 260427

Having had a two day sojourn in July out in the Museum yard, 4468 Mallard, the fastest steam locomotive in the world is back in its usual display corner in the National Railway Museum at York. Dur... (more)

Railroad: London and North Eastern Railway
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-2
Location: York, United Kingdom
Locomotive #: 4468
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November 15, 2008


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By: Graham Williams

Added: Nov 17, 2008

Views: 4,497
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Photo ID: 257975

The fastest steam locomotive in the world, LNER #4468, Mallard, rests quietly and proudly on display in the main hall of the National Railway Museum in York with her paint shining nicely.

Railroad: National Railway Museum
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-2
Location: York, United Kingdom
Locomotive #: 4468
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February, 2008


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By: Peter Reading

Added: Oct 30, 2008

Views: 4,395
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Favorited: 7
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Photo ID: 257754

The amazing Shanghai Maglev Train arrives at Longyang Road station in Pudong. Incredibly, eight minutes later we were 30 km away at Pudong Airport. This was the first commercial high-speed magle... (more)

Railroad: Shanghai Maglev Transportation (SMT)
Locomotive: Maglev
Location: Shanghai, China
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 21, 2008


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By: Graham Williams

Added: Oct 28, 2008

Views: 6,950
Comments: 7

Favorited: 15
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Photo ID: 256012

Iron ore unit train with 330 loaded cars with 110T each one, with two more DPU units, this is the longest and heaviest train in current operations in the world.

Railroad: EFC - Estrada de Ferro Carajás
Locomotive: EMD SD70M
Location: Pedrinhas, São Luis, Maranhão, Brazil
Locomotive #: EFC 712
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 18, 2008


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By: Cristiano R.Oliveira

Added: Oct 18, 2008

Views: 5,286
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Favorited: 10
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Photo ID: 245171

The Lötschberg Base Tunnel is a 34.577 km (21.5 mile) long new railway tunnel on the Bern-Lötschberg-Simplon railway cutting through the Alps of Switzerland some 400 m below the existing Lötschber... (more)

Railroad: SBB
Locomotive: RABDe
Location: Frutigen, Switzerland
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 29, 2008


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By: F.JOLLY

Added: Aug 03, 2008

Views: 4,461
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Photo ID: 242181

A last view of the fastest steam locomotive in the world, A4 no. 4468 Mallard on display at the National Railway Museum at the "Great Reunion" to end my series of shots at this great event. I hop... (more)

Railroad: London and North Eastern Railway
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-2
Location: York, United Kingdom
Locomotive #: 4468
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 05, 2008


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By: Graham Williams

Added: Jul 10, 2008

Views: 5,249
Comments: 3

Favorited: 8
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