Engineer's view on a High Speed Train at night (300km/h / 186mph)
I needed a break from South America
Accelerating out of Paris, an early morning Paris-Brussels Thalys passes the Saint Denis suburb station shortly before entering the high speed line
Slowly leaving Paris Nord station, heading for Brussels, riding alongside a Lille bound Sud-Est TGV ready for departure.
Two high speed trains meet each other at the fabulous relative speed of 600 km/h (372 mph). This is just routine: each day, hundreds or probably thousands of such non-events occur on the French TG... (more)