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Train a Grande Vitesse (TGV)

I knew about TGVs before ever getting to see or ride in one. But that still did not prepare me for the experience. They are just fantastic! So smooth, you hardly realise what speed you are doing, until you try to take photos through the window. You cannot even get the camera to your eye before the scene has flashed past. This must be the coolest transport ride on the planet.

Single Deckers

  • Image : dir=europe/france/ page=tgv 77175 bytes, 800x600 pixels
  • Date : 02 Jul 2002, catalogued 09 Mar 2003
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_0296_1600x1200
  • Description : deux TGV a Gare Montparnasse


  • Image : dir=europe/france/ page=tgv 60584 bytes, 800x600 pixels
  • Date : 02 Jul 2002, catalogued 09 Mar 2003
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_0297_1600x1200
  • Description : trois TGV a Gare Montparnasse


  • Image : dir=europe/france/ page=tgv 69731 bytes, 800x600 pixels
  • Date : 02 Jul 2002, catalogued 09 Mar 2003
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_0300_1600x1200
  • Description : cinq TGV a Gare Montparnasse


  • Image : dir=europe/france/ page=tgv 112249 bytes, 800x600 pixels
  • Date : 02 Jul 2002, catalogued 09 Mar 2003
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_0306_1600x1200
  • Description : TGVs coming and going at Gare Montparnasse, Paris


  • Image : dir=europe/france/ page=tgv 112974 bytes, 800x600 pixels
  • Date : 02 Jul 2002, catalogued 09 Mar 2003
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_0311_1600x1200
  • Description : TGVs coming and going at Gare Montparnasse, Paris


  • Image : dir=europe/france/ page=tgv 80240 bytes, 800x600 pixels
  • Date : 02 Jul 2002, catalogued 29 Mar 2003
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_0312_1600x1200
  • Description : The evocative nose section of a TGV


  • Image : dir=europe/france/ page=tgv 40976 bytes, 800x600 pixels
  • Date : 02 Jul 2002, catalogued 29 Mar 2003
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_0313_1600x1200
  • Description : The TGV logo


  • Image : dir=europe/france/ page=tgv 40211 bytes, 800x600 pixels
  • Date : 02 Jul 2002, catalogued 29 Mar 2003
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_0314_1600x1200
  • Description : A TGV pantograph


  • Image : dir=europe/france/ page=tgv 94800 bytes, 800x600 pixels
  • Date : 02 Jul 2002, catalogued 12 Apr 2003
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_0321_1600x1200
  • Description : Several TGV sets at Gare Montparnasse


  • Image : dir=europe/france/ page=tgv 74548 bytes, 800x600 pixels
  • Date : 22 Jun 2004, catalogued 05 Sep 2004
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_13455
  • Description : A general view of Charles de Gaulle railway station, with a TGV in platform 4


  • Image : dir=europe/france/ page=tgv 75684 bytes, 800x600 pixels
  • Date : 22 Jun 2004, catalogued 05 Sep 2004
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_13465
  • Description : Charles de Gaulle railway station, with a TGV in platform 6


  • Image : dir=europe/france/ page=tgv 70095 bytes, 800x600 pixels
  • Date : 22 Jun 2004, catalogued 05 Sep 2004
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_13477
  • Description : The smooth profile of a TGV set in Charles de Gaulle railway station


  • Image : dir=europe/france/ page=tgv 65702 bytes, 800x600 pixels
  • Date : Jul 2002, catalogued 05 Oct 2003
  • Photographer : Stewart Hughes
  • Medium : email digital image, image location Pictures/Trains/StewartHughes/38-Waterloo Eurostar.jpg
  • Description : Stewart writes:
    Having seen your TGV photos I thought I'd better send you this shot taken at Waterloo Station in July 2002.


  • Image : dir=europe/france/ page=tgv 73533 bytes, 800x600 pixels
  • Date : 22 Jun 2004, catalogued 05 Sep 2004
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_13470
  • Description : Charles de Gaulle railway station, with a Thalys in platform 4, just arrived from Lille


  • Image : dir=europe/france/ page=tgv 77092 bytes, 800x600 pixels
  • Date : 22 Jun 2004, catalogued 05 Sep 2004
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_13471
  • Description : Charles de Gaulle railway station, with a Thalys in platform 4, just arrived from Lille


Forerunner of the TGV

  • Image : dir=europe/france/ page=tgv 55260 bytes, 800x580 pixels
  • Date : 2004, catalogued 04 Dec 2004
  • Photographer : Stewart Hughes
  • Medium :
  • Description : This unique monorail was intended to be a high speed train between Paris and Orleans, and was developed in the late 60s. It reached prototype stage, but development of the technology was stopped by the decision to go for the TGV, aided no doubt by its ability to using existing infrastructure, unlike this system.


  • Image : dir=europe/france/ page=tgv 55399 bytes, 800x600 pixels
  • Date : 2004, catalogued 04 Dec 2004
  • Photographer : Stewart Hughes
  • Medium : email digital image, image location Aerotrain-2
  • Description : Another view of the abandoned Aerotrain, near Orleans (?)


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