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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: 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

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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: 4,202
Comments: 1

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: 739
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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: 2,339
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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

Views: 2,812
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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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Favorited: 14
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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

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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: 3,336
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Favorited: 17
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Photo ID: 652481

On the morning of February 26 1981, an ageing diesel built in Feb 1956 of the CC 65500 series nicknamed "Dakota" hauls the World Record TGV Sud-Est #16 toward the test track on the high ... (more)

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


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Mar 22, 2018

Views: 5,191
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Favorited: 26


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Photo ID: 651970

The 1981 World Speed Record Team in front of their brand new train. From the left to the right: Daniel Levert, Henri Déjeux, André Cossié, Gabriel Jacquot and Jacques Ruiz.

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Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: TGV SE
Location: Jaulges, France
Locomotive #: TGV 16
Train ID: -
Photo Date: February 25, 1981


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Mar 18, 2018

Views: 4,692
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Favorited: 22
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Photo ID: 651945


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)

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


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Mar 18, 2018

Views: 3,002
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Photo ID: 651931


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)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: TGV SE
Location: Tonnerre, France
Locomotive #: TGV 16
Train ID: -
Photo Date: February 25, 1981


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Mar 18, 2018

Views: 3,534
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Favorited: 14
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Photo ID: 651153

The Z 7001, also called "Zebulon" was a test bed for the design of the TGV as the first Sud-Est TGV would be built 3.5 years later, emerging from the Alsthom factory in August 1978. The ... (more)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: Z 7001
Location: Bordeaux, France
Locomotive #: Z 7001
Train ID: -
Photo Date: September 02, 1975


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Mar 11, 2018

Views: 1,955
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Favorited: 8
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Photo ID: 651148

The Z 7001, also called "Zebulon" was a test bed for the design of the TGV as the first Sud-Est TGV would be built 3.5 years later, emerging from the Alsthom factory in August 1978. The trucks wer... (more)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: Z 7001
Location: Villeneuve St Georges, France
Locomotive #: Z 7001
Train ID: -
Photo Date: March, 1975


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Mar 11, 2018

Views: 4,430
Comments: 0

Favorited: 11
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