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)
Approximately twenty years ago, the local passenger trains running between Mulhouse and Basel used to make a brief stop at the Schlierbach halt. Today the halt is abandoned and all the trains are ... (more)
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)
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)
On the occasion of the first run of the Bombardier bi-level Interregio train (see on the right edge) SBB presented a second train (the shorter four-carriage variant) to the media on the adjacent t... (more)
Rare snow day picture in countryside near Paris for these high speed trains.
SNCF TGV 4523 and TGV 4508 on their way as TGV 286 from Brussel Zuid / Bruxelles Midi to Paris-Nord. The train is till riding on the classic line. However on the right the earthwork is done for th... (more)
Two double deck high speed train generation. #615 trainset have been made with a TGV Reseau serie engine and new double deck coaches, originals coaches avec been renovated and used to form the new... (more)
SNCF TGV 44 "Clermont-Ferrand" and TGV 03 "Belfort" are passing Mornas as R 834 from Marseille-St-Charles to Paris-Gare-de-Lyon and R 884 from Montpellier toParis-Gare-de-Lyon.... (more)
The power car - donated by Eurostar - is the centre of the NRM exhibition which acknowledges the historic role the train has served in connecting the UK with the rest of mainland Europe. A marvel ... (more)
The TGV "Sud-Est" #31 - from the first series of TGV sets built between 1978 and 1984 - was the last one refurbished at the Romilly-sur-Seine workshops, a small town about 130 km east of... (more)
TGV 2N2 240 enters Mulhouse Ville for departure to Paris Gare de Lyon
SNCF 3204 passes the Défilé de Donzère on its way as TGV 9536/7 from Bruxelles-Midi to Perpignan.
Thalys TGV 4536 & 4344 are on the way from Strasbourg to Brussels Midi via Airport Charles de Gaulle II (Paris). On the right the "Canal de la Marne au Rhin".