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)
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)
World Speed record's train (574,8 km/H)
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)
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)
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.
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)
Just before the world rail speed record.
Speed at the moment of shot: 538Km/h=334.3 mi/h but shortly....
TGV , Paris - Perpignan
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.
March 29 1955 World Rail Speed Record: 331km/h (205.7mph) The famous engine has been wearing commemorative plates on each side since 1955.
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)
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)
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)
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)