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French high speed conquest
Pictures of French high speed conquest... With all kind of locomotives, trains and infrastructures that participated to improve rail speed and makes world records.
Photo Album By: Daniel Minaca
 
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Photo ID: 679911

First generation TGVs : this is the end

This is the front cab of the Sud-Est TGV #16 at the end of its life. For an engine that is about to be retired, it looks well maintained and... (more)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: TGV SE
Location: Charenton-le-Pont, France
Locomotive #: TGV 16
Train ID: -
Photo Date: December 06, 2018


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Dec 07, 2018

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Photo ID: 679863

First generation TGVs : this is the end

In a few days, the first generation TGVs called “Sud-Est TGV” (south-East TGV) will disappear from the south-east lines, meaning all lines o... (more)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: TGV SE
Location: Charenton-le-Pont, France
Locomotive #: TGV 02
Train ID: -
Photo Date: December 06, 2018


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Dec 06, 2018

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Photo ID: 679857

First generation TGVs : this is the end

In a few days, the first generation TGVs called “Sud-Est TGV” (south-East TGV) will disappear from the south-east lines, meaning all lines o... (more)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: TGV SE
Location: Charenton-le-Pont, France
Locomotive #: TGV 16
Train ID: -
Photo Date: December 06, 2018


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Dec 06, 2018

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Photo ID: 678423

The 5th of December 1989, the TGV Atlantique trainset #325 has set a new world speed record on rail at 482,4 km/h. A few days later, this TGV came to Basel SBB for an official visit of the French ... (more)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: TGV Atlantique
Location: Basel , Switzerland
Locomotive #: 325
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December, 1989


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By: Daniel SIMON

Added: Nov 23, 2018

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Photo ID: 676406

A motor car of the first TGV prototype, which was a turbotrain, is now a monument to the men of Alstom who build TGVs. It stands by a major highway near Belfort, the mother city of Alstom, formerl... (more)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: TGV 001
Location: Belfort, France
Locomotive #: TDu 002
Train ID: -
Photo Date: November 03, 2018


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Nov 05, 2018

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Favorited: 5


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Photo ID: 668958

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: CC 6500
Location: Etampes, France
Locomotive #: CC 6511
Train ID: -
Photo Date: July, 1986


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Aug 30, 2018

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Favorited: 8
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Photo ID: 664721

Crack train Trans Europ Express "Le Mistral" Paris Lyon Marseille Nice. First class only.

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: CC 6500
Location: Paris, France
Locomotive #: CC 6570
Train ID: -
Photo Date: April, 1978


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Jul 18, 2018

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Photo ID: 661383

The first world record high speed legendary #16 trainset which have reach 380 Kp/H in the 80's is running everyday at 300 Kp/H since 35 years... Great French technology... Good view too on the d... (more)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: TGV SE 16
Location: Crisenoy (77), France
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 16, 2018


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By: Daniel Minaca

Added: Jun 16, 2018

Views: 687
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Favorited: 2

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Photo ID: 653794

Art and Railways

From December 21 2007 to January 6 2008, the SNCF celebrated its 70th Anniversary with a spectacular exhibition at the Grand Palais in Paris. The theme was "A... (more)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: BB 9004
Location: Paris, France
Locomotive #: BB 9004
Train ID: -
Photo Date: January 06, 2008


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Apr 03, 2018

Views: 4,485
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Favorited: 4

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Photo ID: 653776

Today is the 11th years anniversary of world rail speed record at 574,8 Kp/H, the record engines run every days from Paris to Switzerland cities at 320 Kp/H (commercial speed). Just special markin... (more)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: TGV Lyria 4402
Location: Paris (75), France
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 01, 2018


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By: Daniel Minaca

Added: Apr 03, 2018

Views: 860
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Photo ID: 653542

On the long straight (tangent) track of the "Ligne des Landes" (in the Landes region), the Z7001 test bed is running at a speed between 200 and 300 km/h for testing some of the component... (more)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: Z 7001
Location: Labouheyre, France
Locomotive #: Z 7001
Train ID: -
Photo Date: September 03, 1975


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Apr 01, 2018

Views: 2,615
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Favorited: 10
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Photo ID: 652796

13 cm higher

In January 1981 in the Villeneuve Saint Georges AMPSE shops, the TGV SE #16 had bigger wheels than sister trainset #04 because it was modified for the "TGV100&quo... (more)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: TGV Sud-Est
Location: Villeneuve-Saint-Georges, France
Locomotive #: TGV 16
Train ID: -
Photo Date: January 26, 1981


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Mar 25, 2018

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Favorited: 13
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Photo ID: 652700

Mint in Box

The shops were brand new, and the trains as well. The shops were then called "AMPSE" Ateliers du Matériel de Paris Sud-Est, something like Paris South-East Ro... (more)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: TGV Sud-Est
Location: Villeneuve-Saint-Georges, France
Locomotive #: TGV 10
Train ID: -
Photo Date: February 02, 1981


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Mar 24, 2018

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Photo ID: 652614

A story of old and young beasts

The old beast on the right has just uncoupled from the newest SNCF super-beast on the left, which is the Sud-Est TGV #16. This is the beginning of... (more)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: CC 65500
Location: Vergigny, France
Locomotive #: CC 65505
Train ID: -
Photo Date: February 26, 1981


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Mar 23, 2018

Views: 3,791
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Favorited: 16
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Photo ID: 652540

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)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: TGV SE
Location: Moulins-en-Tonnerrois, France
Locomotive #: TGV 16
Train ID: -
Photo Date: February 26, 1981


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Mar 23, 2018

Views: 3,656
Comments: 0

Favorited: 17
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