Record breakers recall the heady days

ON MARCH 24 SNCF President Louis Gallois opened an exhibition of its record-breaking trains at Bordeaux Saint-Jean station (right). Among the vehicles on display were locos CC7107 and BB9004 that respectively achieved 326 and 331 km/h in 1955 - although the plaques on each loco affirm that both reached 331 ...

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