This was one of the two locomotives of the TGV V150 that reached the world rail speed record on April 03, 2007 near PK 194 of the new LGV Est : 574,8 kph (or 357,2 mph) as can been read behind the... (more)
The World Speed Record TGV V150. At this point (PK 191,4), the TGV V150 run at 574,8 Km/h ! Best performance... And at this speed, it is an airplane noise, not a train noise.
Just before the world rail speed record.
Speed at the moment of shot: 538Km/h=334.3 mi/h but shortly....
This is the world faster railway train, here a view when the trainset have leave the new Est high speed line after a day where tests runs over 550 km/h have been tried with success to prepare the ... (more)
Pan shot at about 510 km/h
It is lunch time and the trains and staff are having some rest in between the morning and afternoon runs
The last run of the V150 on Sunday April 15 (542.8kmh). Some more kilometers and it will enter History. The super high speed test campaign is now over. See you in 15 - 20 years !
Sunday morning high speed run (523.3kmh) . One more run in the afternoon (542.8kmh) and the story will be over.
Sunday April 15 was the very last day for the V150 World Rail Speed Record trainset. It will be dismantled soon and retrofitted to return to normal passenger service.
Not the usual equipment of a passenger car! This is one of many odd sections inside the world speed record train set, right after the historic run.
The pantograph of the 4402 only needed some minor care after the world speed record, and everything looks brand new
Under the world rail speed record train: this is one of only 2 unpowered trucks on the V150 trainset. Just plain normal duplex truck with its brakes - yes, even for a speed record, you need some b... (more)
3:19pm - A star is born! The world rail speed record champion basks in the sun right after its famous 574.8 km/h run