The Least Photographed High Speed Train in Europe

Spain’s Elusive Broad Gauge TGV.

We’ve all seen photos of the French TGV, and the German ICE. Yet, Spain also operates a high-speed railway network. While it’s AVE system uses the European gauge, its rarely photographed Euromed rolls along on Iberian broad gauge tracks.

Back in September 2001, I was traveling in eastern Spain with Denis McCabe and we made a project of seeking out this curious and elusive speedster.

Exposed on Fujichrome Sensia 100 using  a Nikon F3T with 180mm lens.
Exposed on Fujichrome Sensia 100 using a Nikon F3T with 180mm lens.

I made this image of the Euromed westbound at Sagunt, where it was overtaking a local all-stops train. Before I made photographs of the EuroMed, I’d never before seen an image of the train in print. Even today I’d argue it is Europe’s least photographed high-speed train! Any wagers?

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