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French high speed conquest
Pictures of French high speed conquest... With all kind of locomotives, trains and infrastructures that participated to improve rail speed and makes the best world records.
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Photo ID: 743911

Last shoot of complete Patrick trainset view! This is the last day that Patrick is stored in the Conflans yards (2 months on this track cause of Covid), next day shoot, Patrick will go to Villeneu... (more)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: TGV SE 01
Location: Paris (75), France
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 03, 2020


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Added: Aug 01, 2020

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Photo ID: 743556

The BB 9200 Capitole was a variant of the SNCF Class BB 9200 locomotive specially constructed for operating high speed trains running at speeds greater than 160 km/h or 99 mph. Due to the special ... (more)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: BB 9200
Location: Mulhouse, France
Locomotive #: BB 9291
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 06, 2020


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By: William Verguet

Added: Jul 28, 2020

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Photo ID: 743414

The CC 7107 improves the World rail speed record reaching 331 kilometers per hour (206 mph) on March 28-29, 1955 between Bordeaux and Dax, Landes.

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: CC 7100
Location: Mulhouse, France
Locomotive #: CC 7107
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 06, 2020


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By: William Verguet

Added: Jul 26, 2020

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Photo ID: 741573

On March 26 2007, SNCF officially unveiled the experimental TGV 4402 that had been prepared for months to attempt a new world speed record (on railroad track with sleepers and rails!). On this occ... (more)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: POS TGV
Location: Pantin, France
Locomotive #: TGV 4402
Train ID: -
Photo Date: March 26, 2007


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Jul 07, 2020

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Photo ID: 737114

The CC 7107 was the co-owner of the March 1955 World Speed Record (together with BB 9004, 331 kph). It was in service most of her life on the SouthWest lines whose Paris terminal is the Austerlitz... (more)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: CC 7100
Location: Paris, France
Locomotive #: CC 7107
Train ID: -
Photo Date: December 21, 1978


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: May 23, 2020

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Photo ID: 733486

The Patrick Dream Team is busy taking pictures of their beloved train on one of the transfer runs between exhibitions for the Patrick Farewell Tour (Feb-March 2020). After withdrawal of the last f... (more)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: Sud-Est TGV
Location: Marolles-sur-Seine, France
Locomotive #: TGV 01
Train ID: -
Photo Date: February 24, 2020


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Apr 20, 2020

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Photo ID: 732813

First TGV in Switzerland

On July 6, 1981, a TGV came for the first time in Switzerland under its own power for tests around Lausanne under 15KV 16 2/3 Hz. The train set carried the... (more)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: Sud-Est TGV
Location: Vallorbe, Switzerland
Locomotive #: TGV 82
Train ID: -
Photo Date: July 06, 1981


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Apr 15, 2020

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Photo ID: 731045

That's a rainy day which provide, with the speed, a water projections which is caused by the rear pantograph on the catenary. Like the weather is sad. Bye bye Patrick. One of last run to Lyon wher... (more)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: TGV SE 01
Location: Crisenoy (77), France
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 05, 2020


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Added: Apr 02, 2020

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Photo ID: 731043

Like the weather is sad. Bye bye Patrick. Patrick nickname was given because it was the name of the son of one of first drivers... Orange is finally the best livery ever of French high speed train... (more)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: TGV SE 01
Location: Paris (75), France
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 01, 2020


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By: Daniel Minaca

Added: Apr 02, 2020

Views: 649
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Photo ID: 730825

A brand new Sud-Est TGV

TGVs have never visited the Paris Saint Lazare station in commercial service. Out of the 6 major passenger train terminals in Paris (East, North, Saint Lazare... (more)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: Sud-Est TGV
Location: Paris, France
Locomotive #: TGV 04
Train ID: -
Photo Date: April 25, 1981


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Mar 31, 2020

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Photo ID: 730570

The TEE 17 "Le Rhodanien" leaves Paris Gare de Lyon for Marseille. This was one of the last days for this train, as it was discontinued on Sept 28 1978. The luxurious stainless steel car... (more)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: BB 7200
Location: Paris, France
Locomotive #: -
Train ID: TEE 17
Photo Date: September, 1978


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Mar 29, 2020

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Photo ID: 727563

Like the weather is sad. Bye bye Patrick. Patrick nickname was given because it was the name of the son of one of first drivers... Orange is finally the best livery ever of French high speed train... (more)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: TGV SE 01
Location: Paris (75), France
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 01, 2020


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Added: Mar 03, 2020

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Photo ID: 725372

38 years apart

On the left: Euroduplex TGV #4715 built in June 2012.
On the right: Sud-Est TGV #01 built in July 1978.
They are more or less 4 technological generations a... (more)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: Sud-Est TGV
Location: Pantin, France
Locomotive #: TGV 01
Train ID: -
Photo Date: February 11, 2020


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Feb 11, 2020

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Photo ID: 725365

This is the front cab #2 of TGV 01 - aka "Patrick" -, the very first TGV built in July 1978.

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: Sud-Est TGV
Location: Pantin, France
Locomotive #: TGV 01
Train ID: -
Photo Date: February 11, 2020


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Feb 11, 2020

Views: 4,188
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Favorited: 14
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Photo ID: 725333

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: TGV PSE
Location: Charenton-le-Pont, France
Locomotive #: 98
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March, 1993


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By: William Verguet

Added: Feb 11, 2020

Views: 2,980
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Favorited: 15

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