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Photo Album By: Jean-Marc Frybourg
 
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Photo ID: 241736

The rain stopped for half an hour later at "The Great Reunion" at the National Railway Museum at York. Unfortunately, by this time, Union of South Africa had left. It still left a heck of a sight ... (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 06, 2008

Views: 3,779
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Photo ID: 235327

The fastest locomotive of the world (357 kph) was in Switzerland for some days in autumn 2006. 1216 050 races towards Sion with about 160 kph. Just in these days, the engine gets a new paint sche... (more)

Railroad: Siemens Dispolok
Locomotive: 1216 050
Location: Sion, Switzerland
Locomotive #: 1216 050
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 25, 2006


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By: Georg Trüb

Added: May 13, 2008

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Photo ID: 233678

World Speed record's train (574,8 km/H)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: TGV
Location: Embrun, France
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: TGV POS
Photo Date: April 03, 2007


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By: Rémi DAUGERON

Added: Apr 30, 2008

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Photo ID: 232643

The Empress crosses over the High Level Bridge in Lethbridge, Alberta, on one of her many runs over the bridge that day. The bridge is 307 feet tall and one mile and forty seven feet long, making ... (more)

Railroad: Canadian Pacific Railway
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-4
Location: Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
Locomotive #: CP 2816
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 22, 2007


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By: Matthew Robson

Added: Apr 22, 2008

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Photo ID: 232255

This was one of the two locomotives of the TGV V150 that reached the world rail speed record on April 03, 2007 near PK 194 of the new LGV Est : 574,8 kph (or 357,2 mph) as can been read behind the... (more)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: TGV
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Locomotive #: 4402
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April, 2008


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By: Beat Schneuwly

Added: Apr 19, 2008

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Photo ID: 227277

The World Speed Record TGV V150. At this point (PK 191,4), the TGV V150 run at 574,8 Km/h ! Best performance... And at this speed, it is an airplane noise, not a train noise.

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: World Speed Record TGV V150
Location: Passavant en Argonne (51), France
Locomotive #: 4402
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 03, 2007


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By: Daniel Minaca

Added: Mar 13, 2008

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Photo ID: 220138

The fastest steam locomotive of all time 4468 Mallard. In 1938, this loco achieved a speed of 126 mph, a record which has never been matched. It is seen here being guided into Carnforth whilst wor... (more)

Railroad: London and North Eastern Railway
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-2
Location: Lancashire, United Kingdom
Locomotive #: 4468
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July, 1988


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By: Graham Williams

Added: Jan 22, 2008

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Photo ID: 219447

Just before the world rail speed record. Speed at the moment of shot: 538Km/h=334.3 mi/h but shortly....

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: TGV
Location: Deuxnouds devant Beauzée, France
Locomotive #: 4402
Train ID: V150
Photo Date: April 03, 2007


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By: Olivier Julian

Added: Jan 18, 2008

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Photo ID: 219242

TGV , Paris - Perpignan

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: TGV
Location: Port La Nouvelle, France
Locomotive #: 325
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 28, 2007


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By: apothequer

Added: Jan 16, 2008

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Photo ID: 218779

The cabin of the engine which broke the World Rail Speed Record on March 29, 1955 (331 km/h, 205.7 mph). Displayed at the Grand Palais for the 70th birthday of SNCF.

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: Jeumont-Schneider MTE BB 9004
Location: Paris, France
Locomotive #: BB-9004
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 06, 2008


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By: Thierry Billard

Added: Jan 12, 2008

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Photo ID: 217410

March 29 1955 World Rail Speed Record: 331km/h (205.7mph) The famous engine has been wearing commemorative plates on each side since 1955.

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: Jeumont-Schneider MTE BB 9004
Location: Paris, France
Locomotive #: SNCF 9004
Train ID: -
Photo Date: December 31, 2007


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Jan 01, 2008

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Photo ID: 217398

February 26 1981 World Rail Speed Record: 380km/h (236mph) The lead power of TGVSE #16 was recently coated in its original livery on the occasion of the SNCF's 70th anniversary. It display... (more)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: Alstom TGV SE
Location: Paris, France
Locomotive #: SNCF 16
Train ID: -
Photo Date: December 31, 2007


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Jan 01, 2008

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Photo ID: 217396

February 26 1981 World Rail Speed Record: 26 years after the 1955 world speed record (331 km/h), and 7 months before opening to commercial service the very first TGV line (Paris-Lyon), SN... (more)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: Alstom TGV SE
Location: Paris, France
Locomotive #: SNCF 16
Train ID: -
Photo Date: December 31, 2007


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Jan 01, 2008

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Photo ID: 217356

March 29 1955 World Rail Speed Record and 1950's style against XIXth Century style The BB 9004 was at the forefront of railroad technology in the early 1950's. Built in 1952 in F... (more)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: Jeumont-Schneider MTE BB 9004
Location: Paris, France
Locomotive #: SNCF 9004
Train ID: -
Photo Date: December 31, 2007


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Jan 01, 2008

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Photo ID: 217350

March 29 1955 World Rail Speed Record: A detailed view of the stylish 1950's design of BB 9004, the 1955 world rail speed record holder, which reached the incredible speed at the time - o... (more)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: Jeumont-Schneider MTE BB 9004
Location: Paris, France
Locomotive #: SNCF 9004
Train ID: -
Photo Date: December 31, 2007


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Jan 01, 2008

Views: 3,322
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