In February 2007, during the preliminary high speed tests for the World Speed Record of April 3, an early version of the special TGV set 4402 carries aerodynamic protections around the trucks that... (more)
Dust and sparks... It is even more impressive when viewed from the rear! Top speed achieved on this run was 545kmh 340mph
Preliminary tests for the World Speed Record on Rails.
A beautiful day by all means! Yes they have beaten again the world record. No, we don't know the speed for sure. There are rumours about 556... (more)
Preliminary tests for the World Speed Record on Rails, con't. This is the last (of 3) test runs of today, almost at night. This picture is shot precisely at the point of highest speed, where most ... (more)
Test runs for the preparation of the world speed record on rails resumed today on the new East-Europe high speed line. However the weather today was miserable. Due to poor visibility conditions, p... (more)
At 9:56am the TGV 4402 fitted for super high speed is going eastward toward its departure position for its first run of the day. At 11:37 it will pass this same spot westward at 338mph (see #17539... (more)
338 mph! This is a test run for the World Speed Record on Rails. This TGV set reached 343.6 mph on the same day. Official record will be on April 3. Power: up to 32000 KW / 43500 HP under 31KV. La... (more)