Charter Train for the 1998 Telethon (fund-raising event)
After my previous pictures of diesels hauling TGVs, here is an electric hauling a German ICE. The engine is a BB 26000 "Sybic" - SY = Synchrone motors, BIC = bicourant, means dual voltage. The ICE... (more)
The historic diesel CC 72084 hauls the Sud-Est TGV trainset #59 to the Romilly shops.
A classic CC 72000 hauls the TGV Sud-Est #040 to the Romilly-sur-Seine workshops for maintenance. The workshops are located on the non-electrified "Line #4" (Paris-Mulhouse).
Built in 1956, these AC locomotives called "flat-iron" by railroaders, used 4 ignitrons in order to supply DC traction motors. Ballast train.
The first run of an high speed freight Euro Carex test train.
It was a proof test of concept for future international freight services on European high speed lines and this trainset have travelle... (more)
High speed trainset running at ~270 Km/h (~168 Mph). This first trainset assume the travel from Milano to Paris (Italy).
Barcelone to Geneva Talgo