12 years and few months after the world rail speed record at 574,8 Kp/H, the record engines run every days from Paris to Switzerland cities at 320 Kp/H (commercial speed). Just special marking rem... (more)
TEE Paris Brussels with a unidentified CC 40100
To complete the beautiful series of photos posted recently by Jean-Marc about the SNCF CC 40100 class, I have decided to add a portrait of the CC 40101 which is currently preserved at the Cité du ... (more)
CC 40103 "Brioude" with a TEE coming from Belgium
A Brussels-Paris Trans-Europ-Express with the CC 40110 « Nice » passes Le Cateau junction. The single track on the left is a branch line going to Solesmes. It does not exist anymore today. The oth... (more)
Trans-Europ-Express "Cisalpin" Paris-Milano on the Saint-Mammès viaduct.
Trans-Europ-Express "Cisalpin" Paris-Milano on the Fontainebleau viaduct.
CC 40103 "Brioude" has a Trans-Europ-Express crack train 1st class only in tow. The train is coming from Amsterdam or Brussels and going to Paris Gare du Nord. In the 1950's-1980's, long... (more)
CC 40109 "Cannes" with a EuroCity (EC) coming from Amsterdam and going to Paris Gare du Nord, passes the rural station of Abbécourt (now disappeared) at 160 km/h. We can see that some passenger ca... (more)
A Paris-Brussels-Amsterdam Trans-Europ-Express travelling across 3 countries (France Belgium Netherlands) with a quad-voltage CC 40100 meets a single voltage (25KV 50Hz) BB 16000 coming from north... (more)
CC 40105 "Hyères" between Chauny and Noyon
CC 40108 "Hendaye" with a Paris - Brussels - Amsterdam fast service in the Oise river valley between Noyon and Tergnier
Trans-Europ-Express 1st-class only "Cisalpin" Paris-Milano leaving Paris Gare de Lyon
6-axle dual voltage CC-21004 coming from Vallorbe (Swiss border) is approaching Paris Gare de Lyon with a night train coming from Italy.
First generation TGVs : this is the end
This is the front cab of the Sud-Est TGV #16 at the end of its life. For an engine that is about to be retired, it looks well maintained and... (more)