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Photo ID: 181604

541kph under heavy rain (336 mph) on the first "shooting" - i.e. run - of the day. There were only 2 runs today, and they set a new world record on the second run.

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: Alstom prototype TGV POS+Duplex+AGV
Location: Foucaucourt sur Thabas, France
Locomotive #: 4402
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 29, 2007


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Added: Mar 29, 2007

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Photo ID: 181467

The front end power of the TGV4402 has no pantograph. There is one single panto for the entire set and it is on the rear end engine.

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: Alstom prototype TGV POS+Duplex+AGV
Location: Villers En Argonne, France
Locomotive #: 4402
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 28, 2007


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Added: Mar 28, 2007

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Photo ID: 181461

The last series of preliminary test runs for the World Rail Speed Record resumed on March 28. Max speed of that day was reached approx. when this picture was shot, at 506.1kph. This run was the oc... (more)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: Alstom prototype TGV POS+Duplex+AGV
Location: Foucaucourt sur Thabas, France
Locomotive #: 4402
Train ID: V150
Photo Date: March 28, 2007


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Added: Mar 28, 2007

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Photo ID: 181284

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)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: Alstom prototype TGV POS+Duplex+AGV
Location: Pantin, France
Locomotive #: 4402
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 26, 2007


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Added: Mar 27, 2007

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Photo ID: 181190

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)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: Alstom prototype TGV POS+Duplex+AGV
Location: Pantin, France
Locomotive #: 4402
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 26, 2007


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Added: Mar 26, 2007

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Photo ID: 181185

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.

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: Alstom prototype TGV POS+Duplex+AGV
Location: Pantin, France
Locomotive #: 4402
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 26, 2007


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Added: Mar 26, 2007

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Photo ID: 181145

The 4402 was under the sunlights today as the media were invited to discover it

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: Alstom prototype TGV POS+Duplex+AGV
Location: Pantin, France
Locomotive #: 4402
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 26, 2007


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Added: Mar 26, 2007

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Photo ID: 181131

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)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: Alstom prototype TGV POS+Duplex+AGV
Location: Pantin, France
Locomotive #: 4402
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 26, 2007


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Added: Mar 26, 2007

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Photo ID: 176755

Dust and sparks... It is even more impressive when viewed from the rear! Top speed achieved on this run was 545kmh 340mph

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: Alstom Prototype TGV
Location: Passavant en Argonne, France
Locomotive #: 4402
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 20, 2007


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Added: Feb 24, 2007

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Photo ID: 176644

At the end of a hard day's work, during which they have broken again the world speed record, the test trains are ready for departure. Trains and technicians are going back to Paris. Prototype 4402... (more)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: Alstom Experimental TGV set
Location: Saint Hilaire Au Temple, France
Locomotive #: 4402
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 20, 2007


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Added: Feb 23, 2007

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Photo ID: 176625

World Speed Record on Rails, preliminary tests. A day of tests starts with a 20mn stay in Paris Est (7:10 to 7:30 am) so that about 40 technicians and engineers board the train. 2 sets are couple... (more)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: Alstom Prototype TGV
Location: Paris, France
Locomotive #: 4402
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 19, 2007


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Added: Feb 23, 2007

Views: 9,241
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Photo ID: 176521

World Speed Record on Rails, preliminary tests. The Formula 1 on rails gets back at low speed (270kmh) to its departure position, for a new high speed test run. 75% of all wheels are powered. Th... (more)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: Alstom Experimental TGV set
Location: Sivry-Ante, France
Locomotive #: 4402
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 20, 2007


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Added: Feb 22, 2007

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Photo ID: 176370

Preliminary tests for the World Speed Record on Rails. A beautiful day by all means! Yes they have beaten again the world record. No, we don't know the speed for sure. There are rumours about 556... (more)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: Alstom Experimental TGV set
Location: Passavant en Argonne, France
Locomotive #: 4402
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 20, 2007


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Added: Feb 20, 2007

Views: 16,011
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Photo ID: 176184

Preliminary tests for the World Speed Record on Rails, con't. This is the last (of 3) test runs of today, almost at night. This picture is shot precisely at the point of highest speed, where most ... (more)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: Alstom Experimental TGV set
Location: Passavant en Argonne, France
Locomotive #: 4402
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 19, 2007


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Added: Feb 19, 2007

Views: 8,596
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Photo ID: 176158

Test runs for the preparation of the world speed record on rails resumed today on the new East-Europe high speed line. However the weather today was miserable. Due to poor visibility conditions, p... (more)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: Alstom Experimental TGV set
Location: Passavant en Argonne, France
Locomotive #: 4402
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 19, 2007


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Added: Feb 19, 2007

Views: 9,122
Comments: 0

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