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Photo Album By: Jean-Marc Frybourg
 
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Photo ID: 398517

The BB 9003 and 9004 locomotives were built by the MTE group (Matériel de Traction Électrique) in 1952. Their innovative aesthetics emphasised their body with their aerodynamic shaped ends which w... (more)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: BB 9004
Location: Mulhouse, France
Locomotive #: BB 9004
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 21, 2012


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By: Daniel SIMON

Added: May 22, 2012

Views: 8,521
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Photo ID: 397883

World Record Holder, A4 class no 4468 Mallard on display at Locomotion Museum in County Durham. It stands next to the prototype Deltic diesel locomotive. This site is owned by the National Railway... (more)

Railroad: London and North Eastern Railway
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-2
Location: Shildon, County Durham, United Kingdom
Locomotive #: 4468
Train ID: n/k
Photo Date: April 26, 2011


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By: Graham Williams

Added: May 15, 2012

Views: 3,459
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Photo ID: 396817

This train is the standard trainset after the World Speed Record. Both of these locomotives have been integrated on the TGV V150 trainset who have running at 574,8 Km/h on April 03, 2007. See here... (more)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: TGV POS 4402
Location: Crisenoy (77), France
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 03, 2012


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By: Daniel Minaca

Added: May 03, 2012

Views: 3,394
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Favorited: 6

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Photo ID: 394175

TGV from Tours to Paris Montparnasse is waiting for departure at 3.11pm in the station Tours. This train made the worldrecord 515.3 km/h on may 18, 1990 (written on the blue tablet near the door t... (more)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: Unknown
Location: Tours, France
Locomotive #: 325
Train ID: 8328
Photo Date: March 29, 2012


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By: Markus Gmür

Added: Apr 05, 2012

Views: 2,738
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Favorited: 2

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Photo ID: 393763

Two bluebirds (CEFX 1028 at the head end and CEFX 1047 mid train) power this grain train across the mile long High Level Bridge, 314 feet above the Oldman River, in Lethbridge, Alberta. The 102 y... (more)

Railroad: Canadian Pacific Railway
Locomotive: GE AC4400CW
Location: Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
Locomotive #: CEFX 1028
Train ID: CP 387
Photo Date: March 27, 2012


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By: C Allen

Added: Apr 01, 2012

Views: 6,819
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Favorited: 37

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Photo ID: 390537

At 630 feet long and 186 feet tall, Goat Canyon Trestle is the largest curved trestle and second largest trestle of any kind in the world. It was constructed in 1933 when tunnel 15 (in the foregro... (more)

Railroad: Carrizo Gorge Railway
Locomotive: None
Location: Carrizo Gorge, California, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 20, 2012


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By: John Ireland

Added: Feb 25, 2012

Views: 11,204
Comments: 2

Favorited: 56

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Photo ID: 362328

A rare view inside the cab of World Record Holder, A4 class no 4468 Mallard on display at Locomation in County Durham, a site owned by the National Railway Museum. Mallard will be visiting Germany... (more)

Railroad: London and North Eastern Railway
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-2
Location: Shildon, United Kingdom
Locomotive #: 4468
Train ID: n/k
Photo Date: April 26, 2011


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By: Graham Williams

Added: May 03, 2011

Views: 5,835
Comments: 1

Favorited: 18
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Photo ID: 352701

Highest tunnel

At 4682 m / 159689 ft above sea level, a General Electric C30M-3 (rebuilt in Brazil) emerges from the summit tunnel of the Central Andino Railroad, the highest... (more)

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C30M-3
Location: Oroya, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1001
Train ID: -
Photo Date: September 01, 2010


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Jan 25, 2011

Views: 5,886
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Favorited: 10
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Photo ID: 352199

Train of world steepest Pilatus railway start downhill to Alpnachstad.

Railroad: Pilatus Bahnen (PB)
Locomotive: Bhe 1/2 23
Location: Pilatus, Switzerland
Locomotive #: Bhe 1/2 23
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 10, 2008


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By: Tomas Votava

Added: Jan 20, 2011

Views: 7,783
Comments: 3

Favorited: 23

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Photo ID: 346416

The World Record holder of her time, with an unofficial speed of 112.5 mph, on May 10, 1893. No other wheeled vehicle had made it to the 100 mph mark, and didn't beat her record for another 10 ye... (more)

Railroad: New York Central
Locomotive: Steam 4-4-0
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: NYCHR 999
Train ID: Empire State Express
Photo Date: July 26, 2009


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By: Rob Schreiner

Added: Nov 24, 2010

Views: 6,450
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Favorited: 21

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Photo ID: 343896

Highest tunnel

We are in the Galera tunnel, near the East portal. At 4682m/15689ft, this is the highest railroad tunnel in the world. Ice on the walls denotes the harsh weather c... (more)

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: -
Location: Oroya, Peru
Locomotive #: -
Train ID: -
Photo Date: September 01, 2010


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Nov 03, 2010

Views: 13,577
Comments: 1

Favorited: 25
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Photo ID: 343894

Highest tunnel

Here is the East portal of the Galera tunnel. At 4782 m / 15689 ft, this is the highest railroad tunnel in the world. The sign on the right reads: "The speed on en... (more)

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C30M-3
Location: Oroya, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1001
Train ID: -
Photo Date: September 01, 2010


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Nov 03, 2010

Views: 5,314
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Favorited: 15
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Photo ID: 343887

A famous summit

Galera was the highest railroad station in the world before the opening of the Tibet railroad. Note that the summit section of the “Central Andino” was inaugurate... (more)

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C30M-3
Location: Oroya, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1001
Train ID: -
Photo Date: September 01, 2010


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Nov 03, 2010

Views: 4,988
Comments: 2

Favorited: 13
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Photo ID: 306542

The German express locomotive, number 18 201 of the Deutsche Reichsbahn in East Germany, appeared in 1960-61 at Meiningen repair shop as a conversion of the Henschel-Wegmann train locomotive 61 00... (more)

Railroad: Deutsche Reichsbahn
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-2
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Locomotive #: 18 201
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October, 1990


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By: Daniel SIMON

Added: Dec 09, 2009

Views: 7,196
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Photo ID: 296863

Not just an ordinary unit: the CC 7107 held the world speed record on rails - 331 km/h - together with the BB 9004 from March 1955 to February 1981 when it was beaten by a TGV (380 km/h).

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: CC 7100
Location: Amberieu, France
Locomotive #: SNCF 7107
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 27, 1999


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Sep 11, 2009

Views: 10,503
Comments: 0

Favorited: 11
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