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)
Final trip for Patrick
TGV #01 “Patrick” is the first French TGV ever built, born August 1978. It was withdrawn from commercial service in Dec. 2019. Then it was partly painted bac... (more)
TGV 01 "Patrick" is under the sunlights in the 2-tracks shop of the Villeneuve-S-G maintenance shops before the official inauguration of the Farewell to Patrick Tour.
The night is falling on the rural station of Montbarrey as a Paris-Lausanne TGV passes at 160 kph. Soon, the train will reach Mouchard where the "hump" starts. The hump is the grade that... (more)
Triple voltage TGV 115 on a Lausanne Paris service is entering the Joux Forest area.
Triple voltage TGV 114 coupled with TGV 115 cruises the Jura high plateau between Frasne and Mouchard on a Lausanne - Paris service. The train is about to cross the La Joux forest. The speed on th... (more)
During the "Au Revoir Patrick" exhibition open to the public in Paris Lyon station, people line up for a cab visit. The Farewell to Patrick Tour was a tremendous success, with about 10,0... (more)
A Dasye doubledeck TGV (700 series) meets at about 300 kph the first TGV ever built, Sud-Est TGV 01 "Patrick" under a rainfall.
Frédéric and Antoine drive Patrick
Chief TGV Engineers Frédéric Bals and Antoine Leroy are driving Sud-Est TGV #01, the oldest of all French TGVs, to the Le Landy maintenance centr... (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)
How many kids who had the opportunity to visit the cab of "Patrick" (first unit of the first generation "Sud-Est" TGVs) developped a passion an... (more)
The last runThis was the last run of a Sud-Est TGV at high speed. Once arrived in Paris, the TGV 01 would lose its agreement and stay in the Bercy-Conflans yard. The Covid-19 pendem... (more)