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Discussion in 'International Transport' started by Stonesourscotty, 2 Jun 2015.
Is it true there being withdrawn this year? if so will they be scrapped or rebuilt as tgv's?
They will be scrapped, I am afraid - given that around 40 of the older TGVs have already been withdrawn there would be little point in converting the postal version of the same into passenger format.
Does anyone know if these are still going to be scraped? It would be good if one could be preserved.
Why was it unsuccessful? It sounds like a good idea to transport mail by HST.
They were succesful initially but the perceived need simply declined until in 2015 when mail was switched to road. I suspect internet technology won the speed argument.
There was a trip report on the internet about a TGV La Poste open day. I have tried to google this but without success. Does anyone have a link?
I'm pretty sure the scrapping went ahead fairly quickly, unfortunately.
Motrice 923007 supposedly preserved for Cité du Train, but not a huge amount of point in preserving a postal TGV car when 'normal' passenger ones are also preserved.
Does La Poste have any equivalent of The Postal Museum in London?
Yes, but has been closed for 2 years... for refurbishment
Musee de la post.
Its meant to be re opening towards the end of this year or the start of next. Their website is updated fairly frequently, so keep watching it.
Didn't one of them make it St. Pancras a couple of years ago on a test run? I'm sure I remember a picture of it on HS1 hauled by a couple of Eurotunnel's locos.
Yes, that was one of them.
Just web search for 'TGV La Poste St Pancras' and loads of links to videos and pictures come up.