Transport, aviation and fighting vehicles by Andrew Pantele

Bugatti speed railcar ZZY 24408 is one of the first modern high speed trains in the world

Bugatti speed railcar ZZY 24408 from 1934

It was in 1932 that the Bugatti railcar (the Wagon Rapide WR, after the name of the manufacturer) was designed by Ettore Bugatti’s design office.

The railcar is powered by four gasoline engines, 8 cylinders in line of 12,750 cm3, an overhead camshaft, each supplied by two Zenith carburettors: the …

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The Cité du Train is one of the ten largest railway museums in the world

The Cité du Train, situated in Mulhouse, France, is one of the ten largest railway museums in the world. It is the successor to the musée français du chemin de fer.

In the old renovated building, the emphasis is mostly placed on the instructional aspect of technology, explaining the mechanisms powering steam, diesel and electric locomotives …

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Transport, aviation and fighting vehicles by Andrew Pantele

The French steam locomotive 1-1-1 Buddicom №33 Saint-Pierre from 1844

The French steam locomotive 1-1-1 Buddicom №33 Saint-Pierre from 1844. Constructor: Allcard-Buddicom et Cie.

During the early 1840s Alexander Allan and William Buddicom of the Grand Junction Railway (GJR) created the design incorporating inclined outside cylinders and a double frame. It was built due to combat the frequent failure of crank axles on contemporary inside cylinder …

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Transport, aviation and fighting vehicles by Andrew Pantele

SNCF TGV Sud-Est

The SNCF TGV Sud-Est was a French high speed TGV train built by Alsthom and Francorail-MTE and operated by SNCF, the French national railway company. A total of 111 trainsets were built between 1978 and 1988 for the first TGV service in France between Paris and Lyon which opened in 1981. The trainsets were semi-permanently …

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