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Photo Album By: Jean-Marc Frybourg
 
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Photo ID: 714971

The Class C62 was the biggest and fastest japanese build steam locomotive. This locomotive hauled the Tsubame express on the Tōkaidō Main Line between Tokyo and Osaka. Also it set the wo... (more)

Railroad: Japanese National Railways
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-4
Location: Nagoya, Japan
Locomotive #: C 62 17
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 21, 2019


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By: Kumamon

Added: Nov 01, 2019

Views: 3,135
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Photo ID: 701294

The unique 4-8-4 class 26 # 3450 "Red Devil" (Transnet National Collection) is leased by the Ceres Rail Company and made operational again since last year. The world most powerful narrow gauge (Ca... (more)

Railroad: Ceres Railway Company
Locomotive: 26 4-8-4
Location: Worcester, Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 26 3450
Train ID: Charter
Photo Date: June 20, 2019


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By: Georg Trüb

Added: Jun 26, 2019

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Photo ID: 700773

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)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: TGV Lyria 4402
Location: Crisenoy (77), France
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 21, 2019


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By: Daniel Minaca

Added: Jun 21, 2019

Views: 830
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Photo ID: 679911

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)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: TGV SE
Location: Charenton-le-Pont, France
Locomotive #: TGV 16
Train ID: -
Photo Date: December 06, 2018


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Dec 07, 2018

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Photo ID: 679857

First generation TGVs : this is the end

In a few days, the first generation TGVs called “Sud-Est TGV” (south-East TGV) will disappear from the south-east lines, meaning all lines o... (more)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: TGV SE
Location: Charenton-le-Pont, France
Locomotive #: TGV 16
Train ID: -
Photo Date: December 06, 2018


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Dec 06, 2018

Views: 2,437
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Favorited: 9


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Photo ID: 678423

The 5th of December 1989, the TGV Atlantique trainset #325 has set a new world speed record on rail at 482,4 km/h. A few days later, this TGV came to Basel SBB for an official visit of the French ... (more)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: TGV Atlantique
Location: Basel , Switzerland
Locomotive #: 325
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December, 1989


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By: Daniel SIMON

Added: Nov 23, 2018

Views: 1,471
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Photo ID: 653794

Art and Railways

From December 21 2007 to January 6 2008, the SNCF celebrated its 70th Anniversary with a spectacular exhibition at the Grand Palais in Paris. The theme was "A... (more)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: BB 9004
Location: Paris, France
Locomotive #: BB 9004
Train ID: -
Photo Date: January 06, 2008


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Apr 03, 2018

Views: 5,215
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Photo ID: 653776

Today is the 11th years anniversary of 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 markin... (more)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: TGV Lyria 4402
Location: Paris (75), France
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 01, 2018


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By: Daniel Minaca

Added: Apr 03, 2018

Views: 1,224
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Photo ID: 652796

13 cm higher

In January 1981 in the Villeneuve Saint Georges AMPSE shops, the TGV SE #16 had bigger wheels than sister trainset #04 because it was modified for the "TGV100&quo... (more)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: TGV Sud-Est
Location: Villeneuve-Saint-Georges, France
Locomotive #: TGV 16
Train ID: -
Photo Date: January 26, 1981


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Mar 25, 2018

Views: 4,065
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Favorited: 13
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Photo ID: 652540

380 km/h - The World Speed Record of 1981

This is a picture of the actual 380 km/h speed record run. The train is going north. The highest speed has been achieved between km 156.... (more)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: TGV SE
Location: Moulins-en-Tonnerrois, France
Locomotive #: TGV 16
Train ID: -
Photo Date: February 26, 1981


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Mar 23, 2018

Views: 4,588
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Favorited: 17


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Photo ID: 652481

On the morning of February 26 1981, an ageing diesel built in Feb 1956 of the CC 65500 series nicknamed "Dakota" hauls the World Record TGV Sud-Est #16 toward the test track on the high ... (more)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: CC 65500
Location: Brienon-sur-Armançon, France
Locomotive #: CC 65505
Train ID: -
Photo Date: February 26, 1981


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Mar 22, 2018

Views: 6,448
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Favorited: 26
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Photo ID: 651970

The 1981 World Speed Record Team in front of their brand new train. From the left to the right: Daniel Levert, Henri Déjeux, André Cossié, Gabriel Jacquot and Jacques Ruiz.

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Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: TGV SE
Location: Jaulges, France
Locomotive #: TGV 16
Train ID: -
Photo Date: February 25, 1981


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Mar 18, 2018

Views: 6,058
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Photo ID: 651945


The first TGV World Speed Record of 1981

On February 26 1981, 7 months before the first High Speed Line opened in France, the Sud-Est TGV trainset #16 reached 380 km/h, a W... (more)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: TGV SE
Location: Tonnerre, France
Locomotive #: TGV 16
Train ID: -
Photo Date: February 26, 1981


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Mar 18, 2018

Views: 4,197
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Favorited: 11
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Photo ID: 651931


A seven-cars TGV?

This is Day 1 (out of two) of the February 1981 TGV World Speed Record. A TGV set was secretly prepared for high speed tests. A secret that was poorly pre... (more)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: TGV SE
Location: Tonnerre, France
Locomotive #: TGV 16
Train ID: -
Photo Date: February 25, 1981


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Mar 18, 2018

Views: 4,979
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Photo ID: 640971

Both high speed trains are multi-power trains who can run in Switzerland tracks and power. the white is one of world rail speed record engines who have run at 574,8 Kp/H, now engines run every day... (more)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: TGV Euroduplex 4725 + Lyria 4402
Location: Paris (75), France
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November 21, 2017


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By: Daniel Minaca

Added: Dec 13, 2017

Views: 1,371
Comments: 0

Favorited: 4

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