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Photo Album By: Jean-Marc Frybourg
 
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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

Views: 4,558
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Favorited: 4
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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: 21,273
Comments: 5

Favorited: 14
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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: 10,244
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Favorited: 5


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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

Views: 9,359
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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

Views: 5,814
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Favorited: 1
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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: 6,017
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Photo ID: 211013

Embargoed pictures can now be released. This is the world rail speed record "V150" TGV trainset being re-decorated with its special black livery. The lead engine is still in grey and blue while th... (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

Views: 5,857
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Photo ID: 209782

This is the world faster railway train, here a view when the trainset have leave the new Est high speed line after a day where tests runs over 550 km/h have been tried with success to prepare the ... (more)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: World Speed Record TGV V150
Location: Chelles (77), France
Locomotive #: 4402
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 10, 2007


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By: Daniel Minaca

Added: Nov 02, 2007

Views: 8,442
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Favorited: 2

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Photo ID: 198492

Inside Claudius Crozet's famed Blue Ridge tunnel. Completed in 1858, the 4,273 foot long tunnel was abandoned in 1944 and at the time of its completion was the longest railroad tunnel in the world... (more)

Railroad: Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O)
Locomotive: none
Location: Afton, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 15, 2007


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By: Luke Sharrett

Added: Aug 22, 2007

Views: 6,319
Comments: 1

Favorited: 7
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Photo ID: 195147

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: N/A
Photo Date: July 22, 2007


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By: mattyrob

Added: Jul 27, 2007

Views: 10,490
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Photo ID: 192032

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: Alstom prototype TGV POS+Duplex+AGV
Location: Tilloy et Bellay, France
Locomotive #: SNCF TGV 4402
Train ID: V150
Photo Date: March 28, 2007


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Jul 02, 2007

Views: 11,473
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Favorited: 3
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Photo ID: 190521

Qinghai-Tibet railway at km 1405 - that's 544 km (338 miles) north of Lhasa. Tanggula station is located at altitude 5.068 m (16.628 feet) and thereby the highest placed railway station in the wor... (more)

Railroad: China Rail
Locomotive: NJ2
Location: Tibet, China
Locomotive #: NJ2 0069
Train ID: T 28
Photo Date: May 24, 2007


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By: Asger Christiansen

Added: Jun 17, 2007

Views: 6,741
Comments: 5

Favorited: 12
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Photo ID: 189445

Qinghai-Tibet railway, km 1408 - that's 541 km (335 miles) north of Lhasa. The bridge is at altitude 5.072 m (16.640 feet) - and thereby since 2005 the highest railwaypoint anywhere in the world.

Railroad: China Rail
Locomotive: NJ2
Location: Tibet, China
Locomotive #: NJ2 0069
Train ID: T 28
Photo Date: May 24, 2007


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By: Asger Christiansen

Added: Jun 06, 2007

Views: 6,203
Comments: 0

Favorited: 8
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