On March 26 2007, SNCF officially unveiled the experimental TGV 4402 that had been prepared for months to attempt a new world speed record (on railroad track with sleepers and rails!). On this occ... (more)
Notre Dame de Paris
Further to the picture (RP #694393) that Brian Stephenson recently posted to express his sadness after the disastrous fire that destroyed parts of the Notre-D... (more)
The former world record TGV 4402 (April 3th, 2007, = 574,8 Km/h) runs as TGV 9214 Bern-Basel-Paris in direction north, recorded between Burgdorf and Wynigen.
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)