A first-generation bi-level TGV meets a third generation bi-level TGV at dusk on the Atlantic high-speed line. They look almost identical, but they were built 21 years apart with quite different e... (more)
Two Dasye high density sets adapted for Ouigo low cost services run toward Paris on the Atlantic high speed line. These train sets are intensively used, have a super high productivity ratio in ter... (more)
First generation Duplex TGV in "Carmillon" livery meets another 1st generation Duplex still in the classic blue livery. The Carmillon is generalized to all SNCF TGVs (does not include the Thalys, ... (more)
Euroduplex TGVs in the 800 series are the third generation bilevel TGVs after the "Duplex" - 200 and 600 - and the "Dasye" - 700 series.
Out of 105 Atlantic TGV sets built between March 1988 and March 1992, only 46 remain in service today, as the series is withdrawn and replaced by the Euro Duplex TGV (3UH/3UF/3UFC) numbered in the... (more)
Out of 105 Atlantic TGV sets built between March 1988 and March 1992, only 46 remain in service today, as the series is withdrawn and replaced by the bi-level Euro Duplex TGV (3UH/3UF/3UFC) number... (more)
The green zizi
Izy by Thalys is a low-cost Paris-Brussels service. In order to save costs, it travels on the high-speed line only between Arras (north of France) and Brussels. Init... (more)
This first-generation Duplex (built Nov 2003) does an inter-region service from Le Havre to Lyon. It travels under light catenary on the Epône-Mezières to Plaisir-Grignon line around the west subu... (more)
High speed light engine move
One of the two last original Eurostar trains not refurbished is the 3223 + 3214 (Brian Stephenson more)
About 58 kilometers north of Paris North Station, a new generation Velaro e320 going to London meets an older TMST TGV in blue livery coming from London.
The BB 25236 is the only operational survivor (in France) of the 4-axle “Jacquemin” family of 319 engines that shared the same carbody in several series:
- BB 920... (more)
The preserved dual voltage BB 25236 is the only operational survivor of the big Jacquemin family of 4-axle electrics with similar carbodies. It leads the beautiful historic Pullman Orient-Express ... (more)