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)
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)
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.
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
A brand new Sud-Est TGVTGVs 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)
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)
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)
This is the front cab #2 of TGV 01 - aka "Patrick" -, the very first TGV built in July 1978.