One always needs smaller than oneself !
Y 8183 pulls the POS 4406 out of the Technicentre main maintenance hall.
Everybody takes pictures, even the engineer of the 4402 world rail speed record trainset (also dubbed V150), as the TGV POS 4404 comes back for coupling. A lot of people is attracted by these test... (more)
At the beginning of a day of speed testing, the 4404 and 4402 are arriving from Paris at the location where they will be separated. The 2 end locomotives on the 4404 have higher than usual wheels ... (more)
Ready to leave Paris for a day of super high speed test runs. The 4402 prototype is coupled behind the 4404.
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)
Ready for departure. To the right: a TGV Reseau is already providing passenger service on standard tracks so as to get passengers and staff used to the new trains on France's Eastern lines. To the... (more)