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Old September 29th, 2005, 10:17 AM   #1
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HSR fans beware

This is nearly due for release (within weeks!!)





Marseille to Paris DVD
Price: £19.95 (~$55AUD - includes P/H from www.series567railvideo.com.au)

Completed in June 2001, the LGV Méditerranée joined up with the LGV Rhône Alpes and the original Paris/Lyon TGV line completing the link between Marseille and Paris.

Now is your chance to see this truly amazing feat of engineering from the cab of a Duplex (double deck) TGV. The Ligne a Grande Vitesse (LGV) features dozens of massive viaducts, tunnels and earthworks cutting a swathe through the French countryside (with no expense spared) to allow for very high speed running.

Marseille vies with Lyon to be the second City of France. Having a population of 1.25 million, as well as being the gateway to the French Riviera, there is ample demand for a high speed rail service with the capital. To make the service comparable with air, a target journey time of three hours was set for the 466 mile route. This could only be achieved with an average start to stop speed of around 155 miles an hour. Our non-stop service achieves just that taking us over the longest TGV route in France whilst beginning and ending via the classic main lines into each City.



DVD MENU OPTIONS: English & French commentaries

Indexed map for easy access to different sections

Bonus footage.

Written and Produced by Peter Middleton

Narrated by Alex Reid (English)

Camille Leblay (French)



I've got their other 300kph+ Driver's eye view - the Eurostar, plus a few others from the UK, top quality productions.

Clip from the Eurostar title:



5 second 5meg mpeg
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Old September 29th, 2005, 05:01 PM   #2
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You know you've got fanatics when people get worked up over a DVD with footage of trains
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Old September 30th, 2005, 12:30 AM   #3
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better believe it
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Old September 30th, 2005, 08:56 AM   #4
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Mmmm gotta love the fact that these trains speed like hell, yet our "fast" trains only do 160kph.
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Old September 30th, 2005, 12:27 PM   #5
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NZ's bullet trains rocket along at the blistering pace of 90kph :-)

Gotta love the SNCF
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Old September 30th, 2005, 05:04 PM   #6
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lolol @ 90k for a bullet train :S
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Old October 1st, 2005, 10:21 AM   #7
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Mmmm gotta love the fact that these trains speed like hell, yet our "fast" trains only do 160kph.
well that's steve Bracks for ya
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Old October 1st, 2005, 11:44 AM   #8
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No, its actually the crap infrastructure in Australia together with our low population density and urbanised society.
WA currently has the fastest scheduled trains in Aust - the Prospectors do 160kph.
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Old October 22nd, 2005, 03:02 AM   #9
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5 meg 30 second XVID clip.

The terrain in that clip is remarkably like what it's like between Canberra & Sydney through the divide.

ruling gradient is 1 in 28 (for every 28 metres the train moves forward, it moves 1 metre upwards) and they still tear along at 300kph (porbably slightly lower in places where it's against the max gradient).

Marseille-Paris = ~800km, and non-stop journey time is 3 hours, avg speed 250kph. Max is 320kph for a 40km section.



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We can only dream...
Damn bracks.
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Old October 22nd, 2005, 03:17 AM   #11
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The Premiers want it, Johny just won't give it.

Anyhow, more pr0n:



3meg 20 second clip.

Best Station EVAH!
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3 meg 10 second clip.
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Old October 22nd, 2005, 04:56 AM   #13
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The awesome thing about the Duplex sets is the amount of passengers they can move in the same number of carriages as other HSR sets on the same length. Since it's double-decker, it holds 45% more passengers than one of the single-deckers operating the TGV network. How many other types of doubler-decker HSR sets exist anywhere in the world other than in France and Japan?
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The awesome thing about the Duplex sets is the amount of passengers they can move in the same number of carriages as other HSR sets on the same length. Since it's double-decker, it holds 45% more passengers than one of the single-deckers operating the TGV network. How many other types of doubler-decker HSR sets exist anywhere in the world other than in France and Japan?

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Yeah I like the Japanese varieties far more - far more aesthetically pleasing IMO.
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