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)
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.
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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 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)
Both high speed trains are multi-power trains who can run in Switzerland tracks and power. the white is one of world rail speed record engines who have run at 574,8 Kp/H, now engines run every day... (more)
10 years and few months after the world rail speed record at 574,8 Kp/H, the record engines run every days from Paris to Switzerland cities at 320 Kp/H (commercial speed). Just special marking rem... (more)
This trainset is one of the world record high speed trains, the TGV A #325 have reach on May 18th 1990 the speed of 515,3 Kph near Vendôme at 110 Km South-West on this line !
The former world record TGV 4402 (April 3th, 2007, = 574,8 Km/h) runs as TGV 9214 Bern-Basel-Paris in direction north, recorded between Burgdorf and Wynigen.
In February 2007, during the preliminary high speed tests for the World Speed Record of April 3, an early version of the special TGV set 4402 carries aerodynamic protections around the trucks that... (more)
April 3 2007 - 574.8 km/h
10 years ago: 574.8 km/h
It has already been 10 years since a TGV established a fabulous World Speed Record. Here is the special train set getting ready for a run on April 2 for a ... (more)
The world's faster railway train ! This trainset have run at 574,8 Km/h the April 3, 2007 (see RPN #227277 here www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=227277). After world record, only engines was ... (more)
World Record NS 054 navigates the SC-Line into St. Matthews, SC with the WECX 800 in tow. This is the world's second largest railcar, and the largest of its class.