DB diesel-hydraulic high speed rail car set No VT08 502 awaits to departure signal from the Fahrdienstleiter at Freiburg (Breisgau) Hbf on the last lap of its journey from Bremen to Basel SBB in a... (more)
DB E44 057 buffers up to its train in Freiburg (Breisgau) Hbf before leaving on the 29km journey to Mulheim (Baden) in July 1955.
Photo by the late John P. Wilson of Nottingham.
A story of old and young beasts
The old beast on the right has just uncoupled from the newest SNCF super-beast on the left, which is the Sud-Est TGV #16. This is the beginning of... (more)
380 km/h - The World Speed Record of 1981
This is a picture of the actual 380 km/h speed record run. The train is going north. The highest speed has been achieved between km 156.... (more)
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)
Union Pacific 6900 Series Centennials DDA40X 6600hp. (6900-6946) built between 4/69 - 9/71. Equipped with two 16-645E3A Diesel Engines, Fuel tank 8200 Gals, (2) 4-axle "D" truck assemb... (more)
DDR Germany Est. Hagenwerder DR 52 + 52 double traction 2100 T. Carbon Wagons
B 3/4 1367 from SBB Historic heads a charter train from Schaffhausen to Wohlen, at the rear end assisted by Re 4/4 I 10009.
2-10-0 four cylinder compound freight train steamlocomotive C 5/6 # 2969 "Elephant" of Eurovapor at Sulgen is leaving Winterthur Töss station. Nearly 50 years before, in this station the... (more)
2-10-0 four cylinder compound freight train steamlocomotive C 5/6 # 2969 "Elephant" of Eurovapor at Sulgen is leaving Brugg (AG) bound for Arth Goldau. She will pull a train over the Got... (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.
This picture s... (more)
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.