At 7:30 am, about 70 technicians, VIPs and journalists are boarding the re-decorated "V150" trainset for a glorious day of test runs: they have set a new world record
Ready to leave Paris for a day of super high speed test runs. The 4402 prototype is coupled behind the 4404.
Ready for departure. To the right: a TGV Reseau is already providing passenger service on standard tracks so as to get passengers and staff used to the new trains on France's Eastern lines. To the... (more)
Under typical Parisian buidlings, 2 coupled TGV sets are ready for departure for a day of speed test runs. To the left is the proto 4402 fitted for super high speed. To the right is a nearly stand... (more)
World Speed Record on Rails, preliminary tests.
A day of tests starts with a 20mn stay in Paris Est (7:10 to 7:30 am) so that about 40 technicians and engineers board the train. 2 sets are couple... (more)
A TGV pulls out of the subterranean but sky-lit station.
Great view from the Eurostar departure lounge.
The speed machine line up at Gare Du Nord
A Paris-Koln set waits in Gare du Nord for another northbound trip.
In from the cold...a service from Eastern France reaches the capital.
TGV 8965 Paris - Le Croisic. For many more photos of trains in US, UK, South America and Europe see www.f.jolly.fotopic.net
TGV 8557 Paris - Tarbes. For many more photos of trains in US, UK, South America and Europe see www.f.jolly.fotopic.net
TGV 8338 La Rochelle - Paris. For many more photos of trains in US, UK, South America and Europe see www.f.jolly.fotopic.net