The low cost Ouigo TGV train sets reach the highest ever productivity of SNCF rolling stock. The train set #760 travelled 91,007 km / 56,549 miles in May 2014, ... (more)
Given the high power and inertia of high speed trains, the French high speed lines are built rollercoaster-like, with 3.5% grades if needed.
This is one of the few remarkable bridges on the first French high speed line (LN1 Paris-Lyon) inaugurated in 1981 - that was 33 years ago. The speed was initially 260 km/h. It is 300 km/h today a... (more)
Lashup of the year
This strange train is going to the Franco-Swiss locomotive exhibition in Geneva. It is seen here in Culoz, where the 3 last vehicles came from Paris while the ... (more)
Paris-Culoz train hauling historic vehicles going to the ABB exhibition in Geneva.
Locomotive CC201129R and CC20694 were extinguished in the locomotive depot Sidotopo.
France - Switzerland railroad friendship!
Paris and Lausanne
The French 2D2 5525 was attached to the Paris Sud-Ouest engine depot while the Swiss Ae 4/7 10976 was in service in Lausanne.
Mountain beastsSeen during the exhibition in Geneva on Sept 13 & 14 2014, from left to right:
- SNCF CC 6558; 1.5KV DC; built in France in 1972 by Alsthom and MTE, retired from... (more)
Made in SwitzerlandSwitzerland has been at the forefront of innovation in electric locomotives for a long part of the XXth Century. Many countries have resorted to Swiss locomotive ... (more)
Two sistersThe French 2D2 5525 and the Swiss Ae4/7 10976, both built about the same time in the 1930's share the same Swiss technology, most notably the famous "Büchli" gear. They a... (more)
Rising sun on the AtacamaLit by the first sun rays appearing above the Andes, an empty iron hoppers train goes back to the mine to get another load of ore. I had the same good surpr... (more)
1722D being prepared for a heavy lift onto an awaiting flatbed trailer. On the 18th September 2013 a consignment of 24 ex Queensland Rail locomotives arrived by sea in Durban, South Africa. 16 we... (more)