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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Train of world steepest Pilatus railway start downhill to Alpnachstad.
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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).