The 6th axle of the Formula1 on wheels is equipped with many sensors. 500 parameters from 350 control points are measured and rigorously checked during the super high speed runs. Wheel diameter is... (more)
Modern art? This is just the fastest train nose in the world during maintenance operations. Made of one single piece of metal, the front end of the TGV4402 is ready to absorb a 560-580 km/h s... (more)
Parisian high fashion (haute couture) on a race train. This is the new livery of the "V150" trainset prepared for the world rail speed record. V150 stands for 150 meters per second.
The 4402 was under the sunlights today as the media were invited to discover it
The experimental TGV set #4402, wearing a new, very chic livery, was unveiled today at the East European Technicentre during a press conference. The world rail speed record is officially scheduled... (more)
Just delivered from Alstom. So new that it does not wear the SNCF markings yet. The other TGV set #537 is a "Reseau" (means "network"). The POS are fitted for international service and the Reseau ... (more)
This incredible scene reminiscent of the industrial railroads of the 1950's takes place just 100 feet away from the most modern facility, the Technicentre which maintains the brand new TGVs for th... (more)