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My hometown is very particular. It's not a big city and its kind of lost between bigger ones.

But at least, we have a famous car race who happens every year here. :) ... and a giant train depot !

"TGV (French: Train à Grande Vitesse, "high-speed train") is France's intercity high-speed rail service, operated by SNCF, the national rail operator. A TGV test train set the record for the fastest wheeled train, reaching 574.8 km/h (357.2 mph) on 3 April 2007. In mid-2011, scheduled TGV trains operated at the highest speeds in conventional train service in the world, regularly reaching 320 km/h (200 mph) on the LGV Est, LGV Rhin-Rhône, and LGV Méditerranée.
Following the inaugural service between Paris and Lyon in 1981 on the LGV Sud-Est ("LGV") (French: Ligne à Grande Vitesse, high-speed line), the network, centred on Paris, has expanded to connect main cities across France and in adjacent countries on combinations of high-speed and conventional lines."





























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14 hours ago, Andy said:

Some nice pictures. I like the cabin of the train driver.

Thanks Andy ;)


I didn't had the time to visit the old trains...

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On 12/04/2017 at 2:29 PM, The_Raw said:

Absolutely love these mate, are they still there now do you know??

Sure ! Even more of them...


On 11/04/2017 at 8:49 PM, Lara said:

Nice! That's a bit different :) 

Thanks Lara !

On 15/04/2017 at 1:27 AM, hamtagger said:

A bit different that :) I like that first shot, very nice :thumb 

Thanks Hamtagger !

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