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Villeneuve-Saint-Georges, France (more..)
April 09, 2013
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Even TGVs go to paradise

It is the end of the line for this first generation "Sud-Est" TGV (23000 series). The oldest TGV was built in 1978 and belongs to this series. Some TGV Sud-Est sets that have not got the most recent refurbishments are now withdrawn from service, together with the triple voltage 33000 sub-series dedicated to service between Paris and Switzerland. Surprisingly, the SNCF goes as far as wanting to avoid pictures of TGVs being scrapped. It is said that a special TGV demolition "tunnel" is being built where all TGV scrapping operations would be hidden! This is the expensive result of delirious "communication" in today's paranoid organizations.

This unit is getting rid of useful parts at a major maintenance shop near Paris, prior to being parked in a dead line and then scrapped. The picture shows the protection shield - able to absorb a lot of kinetic energy - and the automated coupler.
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