RailPictures.Net Photo: RTG SNCF Turbotrain RTG at Lyon, France by Daniel SIMON
 
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SNCF (more..)
Turbotrain RTG (more..)
Near Lyon Perrache railway station (more..)
Lyon, France (more..)
October, 1981
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RTG (more..)
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Daniel SIMON (more..)
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The second generation "Turbotrain" was an early French high-speed, gas turbine train. the RTG (Rame Turbine Gaz) with hydraulic transmission had five carriages with 280 seats and were introduced between 1972 and 1976. Forty-one trains were introduced. The train was equipped with two 820 kW gas turbines, reaching 160 km/h. The RTG entered service in 1973 on the Strasbourg-Lyon and Lyon-Nantes lines, it subsequently entered service on the Paris-Caen-Cherbourg and Paris-Deauville-Cabourg lines in 1975. 6 examples of the RTG were built for Amtrak and ran as Turboliners. Four units of Turbotrains were introduced in Iran in 1974 with max speed of 160 between Tehran and Mashhad that later in 2008 were converted to DMU by substitution of diesel engines instead of the gaz turbines.
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