Loading sand in the tank on a TGV low cost "OUIGO" during night shift at 03:00 am.
This set is nicknamed "Sirocco".
Pit stop for maintenance works (axle replacement).
Low Speed TGV
This Sud-Est TGV set #45 goes to the Romilly-sur-Seine workshops for another overhaul and interior refurbishing. After 35 years of service, some of these first genera... (more)
Ave Toulouse - Barcelona
This is the latest generation of high speed trains, the Euroduplex 813 trainset is one of first 800's high speed train serie to have the new "Carmillon" livery. This trainset can run in major Euro... (more)
One of the Eurostar sets that has only been used in France for the past decade is seen forming a London Waterloo to Paris service crossing the M20 bridge at Tutt Hill running on the third rail cla... (more)
Black bulletFor my 2500th picture on RPN, here is a flashback to the TGV world speed record in 2007: a few weeks after the famous 574.8 km/h run of April 3 2007, the sponsors showca... (more)
TGV Réseau set No 506 passes some interesting signalling as it joins the LGV Est at Baudrecourt forming the 12.01 Strasbourg to Bordeaux St.Jean service. This is the last signal the driver will se... (more)
A first-series Duplex TGV has just passed the Avignon TGV station at speed (about 300 km/h) as the sun sets. The train on the right in the bacground is on the track connecting the TGV station with... (more)
The yellow line
The platforms in French train stations carry a yellow line. Passengers are strongly advised to remain behind the line to keep safe of passing trains. In stations lo... (more)
A double traction of TGV´s passing Pompignan.
Diverted high speed train Lyon – Barcelona on the old line along the river Rhone. The reason was construction works in the greater area of Lyon.