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Saint Florentin - Pasilly (more..)
Tonnerre, France (more..)
February 26, 1981
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TGV 16 (more..)
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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 World Speed Record. The objective was to reach a speed at least 100 km/h above the commercial cruise speed of 260 km/h of the time, in order to reassure passengers that there was a significant security margin. You can clearly see that the second car is slanted because it is lying on power axles with 1050 mm diameter wheels on one end and non-power axles (920 mm diameter) on the other end.

The picture shows the second run of the day, in the afternoon, with journalists on board, going back to Paris.
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