Mint in Box
The shops were brand new, and the trains as well. The shops were then called "AMPSE" Ateliers du Matériel de Paris Sud-Est, something like Paris South-East Ro... (more)
A story of old and young beasts
The old beast on the right has just uncoupled from the newest SNCF super-beast on the left, which is the Sud-Est TGV #16. This is the beginning of... (more)
380 km/h - The World Speed Record of 1981
This is a picture of the actual 380 km/h speed record run. The train is going north. The highest speed has been achieved between km 156.... (more)
On the morning of February 26 1981, an ageing diesel built in Feb 1956 of the CC 65500 series nicknamed "Dakota" hauls the World Record TGV Sud-Est #16 toward the test track on the high ... (more)
Snowy day in Alsace just before spring. This TER (Train Express Régional) running between Mulhouse and Basel SBB is passing the abandoned halt in Schlierbach at full speed.
Approximately twenty years ago, the local passenger trains running between Mulhouse and Basel used to make a brief stop at the Schlierbach halt. Today the halt is abandoned and all the trains are ... (more)
train spécial de pèlerins Italiens Lourdes / Réggio
2 generations of "BB" electric locomotives: The red is coming from Venice and is a triple voltage (25 kV AC, and 3 and 1.5 kV DC); when powered by a 25 kV AC overhead supply, engines deliver about... (more)
The 1981 World Speed Record Team in front of their brand new train. From the left to the right: Daniel Levert, Henri Déjeux, André Cossié, Gabriel Jacquot and Jacques Ruiz.
This picture s... (more)
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 1981 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.