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Photo Album By: Jean-Marc Frybourg
 
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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

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Photo ID: 217349

March 29 1955 World Rail Speed Record: The BB 9004 reached the incredible speed at the time - of 331 km/h (205.7 mph). It was truly a pioneer record where they reached the limits, broke s... (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: 215185

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 at Carnforth whilst working a main lin... (more)

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


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By: Graham Williams

Added: Dec 11, 2007

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Photo ID: 211306

during the world speed record tests, the TGV4404 was the "servitude train" for the V150. It used to open the track ahead of the V150 each way. Here, it is running eastward and passes the main grou... (more)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: ALSTOM TGV POS
Location: Passavant-en-Argonne, France
Locomotive #: SNCF 4404
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 14, 2007


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Nov 11, 2007

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Photo ID: 211294

Pan shot on a super high speed run of the V150 world rail speed record trainset...

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: ALSTOM TGV POS
Location: Passavant-en-Argonne, France
Locomotive #: SNCF 4402
Train ID: V150
Photo Date: April 13, 2007


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Nov 11, 2007

Views: 20,608
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Photo ID: 211271

The day after: this is the front end engine cab of the "V150" world rail speed record TGV trainset the day after the record. IT is still jammed with many additional equipments and video cameras th... (more)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: ALSTOM TGV POS
Location: Pantin, France
Locomotive #: SNCF 4402
Train ID: V150
Photo Date: April 04, 2007


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Nov 11, 2007

Views: 9,894
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Photo ID: 211101

After the March 28 incident that occured during the high speed tests for the world rail speed record - see picture 181461 - the TGV4404 pushes back the V150 to Paris. Even though its pantograph is... (more)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: ALSTOM TGV POS
Location: Dampierre Le Château, France
Locomotive #: SNCF 4402
Train ID: V150
Photo Date: March 28, 2007


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Nov 10, 2007

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Photo ID: 211046

This picture was embargoed and it can now be released. This is the world rail speed record "V150" TGV trainset undergoing re-decoration with a special black livery. On this picture, the cars are a... (more)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: ALSTOM TGV POS
Location: Pantin, France
Locomotive #: SNCF 4402
Train ID: -
Photo Date: March 21, 2007


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Nov 09, 2007

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Photo ID: 211017

Preparing a Formula 1 for a world record

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: ALSTOM TGV POS
Location: Pantin, France
Locomotive #: SNCF 4402
Train ID: -
Photo Date: March 21, 2007


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Nov 09, 2007

Views: 5,905
Comments: 1

Favorited: 1
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