The French dual voltage 25KV 50Hz & 1.5KV DC version of the Swiss 15KV 16.7Hz Ae6/6 was not as successful and did not las as long as her Swiss cousin.
Tennis champion Stan Wawrinka is twice TGV Lyria ambassador for speed, performance and precision, on TGV #4409 and #4407.
Right before the withdrawal of the last remaining first generation "Sud-Est" TGVs, several TGV types and generations are represented on the south side of the Paris Gare de Lyon TGV maint... (more)
A collection of brand new noses await their turn for repairing damaged TGVs.
The seond to last locomotive-hauled Montluçon Paris service makes a stop at St Amand Montrond.
Another one reaching the end
On Dec 8, the Paris-Montluçon services saw the last locomotive-hauled trains.
Farewell to the Z5300 commuter trains: 1965-2018
2 sec. exposure on the driving wheels of the 232U 1 displayed in the Cité du Train museum. It is on static display with its wheel turning for a short time every 5 mn or so, with some steam and sou... (more)
The end of the Z5300 Parisian EMUs
The Z 5300 series fared 145 units built between 1965 and 1975. The last remaining ones were withdrawn from service on Dec 8 2018. They were sta... (more)