April 3 2007 - 574.8 km/h
Classic passenger car of the "DEV Inox" series (1950's-1960's) under the Reims station canopy
Side by side, the 230G 353 is under steam on a charter train while the "monument" 140C 313 sits liveless.
A really new tramway on a test run: a few days after this photo was the opening from these tramlines at Reims (standard gauge, 2 lines, 23 stations, length 11.2 km). These tramways (Alstom Citadi... (more)
Although not located on the route of the LGV Est, Reims has benefited from the new construction and now has a jouney time to Paris down to 45 minutes.
Not the usual equipment of a passenger car! This is one of many odd sections inside the world speed record train set, right after the historic run.
3:36 pm - A glass of champagne? In a locomotive cab! Well... after all, we are in a station called "Champagne-Ardennes", in the subburb of Reims, France. And there is a damn good reason to celebra... (more)
3:19pm - A star is born! The world rail speed record champion basks in the sun right after its famous 574.8 km/h run
03:17pm - Now the world speed record trainset sits quietly during celebration ceremonies, press conference, interviews, champagne drinking...