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)
A seven-cars TGV?
This is Day 1 (out of two) of the February 1980 TGV World Speed Record. A TGV set was secretly prepared for high speed tests. A secret that was poorly pre... (more)
Regional and Suburban trains are waiting at Paris Gare de Lyon station.
First picture posted @1600 high res for me, 3 kind of high speed trains are waiting at Paris Gare de Lyon station.
Two versions of the CC 7100: the 7153 is partly modernized and the other one is almost as built.
CC 6556 "Maurienne" with 3rd rail collector under the Culoz engine shed.
A "Vespa" (light electric engine) with a PLM interlocking tower
The 2D2 5515 entered service on July 30 1934 as P.O. E515. P.O. was the "Compagnie du chemin de fer de Paris à Orléans" (PO) (Paris-Orléans Railroad Company), one of the 5 big French railroad comp... (more)
One of the last big steam shows in France was taking place around the Annemasse depot in the early 1970's before the Bellegarde-Annemasse electrification, as illustrated by this Evian-Bellegarde l... (more)
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)