A rolling laboratory is checking the ERTMS signal systems in the Paris Saint-Lazare region.
This ugly thing is a dual mode Alstom Regiolis, for regional express services, in one of the Normandy liveries. Alstom should better select their train style designers. The orange cover that prote... (more)
This is an Alstom Coradia Duplex product, that SNCF calls TER 2N NG (TER = Regional Express Train; 2N = doubledeck; NG = New Generation). It has 5 carbodies, so it belongs to the Z26500 series (th... (more)
The TGV 4506, a triple voltage unit specialized for Paris-Modane-Milan services, comes back from Paris Gare de Lyon, going to the servicing tracks for cleaning and light maintenance.
Here is the new Bombardier Omneo Premium train, SNCF's Z 56600 series, that will replace locomotive-hauled trains on Normandy lines to Caen Cherbourg Deauville and Le Havre, thus sending the BB 15... (more)
Paris-Cherbourg 200 km/h service
Right after the Paris city limits, night is falling on the Le Landy passenger trains yard. From the right to the left:
- Eurostar TMST TGV #3016
- Eurostar Velaro e320 #4034
- Sud-E... (more)
55 years old 100 mphCatch them while you can: the BB 15000 are still in service on Normandy lines for some months. New Bombardier "Omneo Premium" bi-level EMUs start being... (more)
After the "Au Revoir Patrick" (Farewell to Patrick) exhibition in the Hellemmes industrial maintenance centre, TGV 01 "Patrick" is coming back from Lille to Paris by the high-s... (more)
L'Océane TGVs 881 and 861 get some maintenance in Châtillon
Dasye TGV #762 (ex 723 built in June 2009) for Ouigo low-cost services and Atlantic TGV #384 built in April 1991.
Low cost spare parts?
These power axles belong to Ouigo trainsets, specialized for low cost high-speed services. They are overhauled with new wheelsets and serviced gears. They are... (more)