On the morning of February 26 1981, an ageing diesel built in Feb 1956 of the CC 65500 series nicknamed "Dakota" hauls the World Record TGV Sud-Est #16 toward the test track on the high ... (more)
The 1981 World Speed Record Team in front of their brand new train. From the left to the right: Daniel Levert, Henri Déjeux, André Cossié, Gabriel Jacquot and Jacques Ruiz.
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The first TGV World Speed Record of 1981
On February 26 1981, 7 months before the first High Speed Line opened in France, the Sud-Est TGV trainset #16 reached 380 km/h, a W... (more)
A seven-cars TGV?
This is Day 1 (out of two) of the February 1981 TGV World Speed Record. A TGV set was secretly prepared for high speed tests. A secret that was poorly pre... (more)
A freight train going to Domodossola passes the Beura-Cardezza station at km 50+246 from Milano. The station still extists but it is closed.
"Rapide" train "Le Lutetia" Paris-Milano some kilometers after the border tunnel between France and Switzerland and the Vallorbe station. It had the following timetable:
Two versions of the CC 7100: the 7153 is partly modernized and the other one is almost as built.
CC 6556 "Maurienne" with 3rd rail collector under the Culoz engine shed.
A "Vespa" (light electric engine) with a PLM interlocking tower
The 2D2 5515 entered service on July 30 1934 as P.O. E515. P.O. was the "Compagnie du chemin de fer de Paris à Orléans" (PO) (Paris-Orléans Railroad Company), one of the 5 big French railroad comp... (more)
The train goes shopping for some tasty fruits
The railway track is an excellent path for going back home