Trains: 2 Centuries of Innovation
Photo: Cyrille Massey
Nearly 200 years ago, the train revolutionized our lives. It redrew the map of the land, changed our concepts of distance and time like no other invention before it. What visionaries imagined the development of the railroad? How did we get from the first chugging locomotives to the smooth giants of speed we see today? How does France’s extensive rail network keep running smoothly, 24/7? Today, 15,000 trains carrying over 4 million passengers travel around France each day, and 2 billion people come through one of its 3000 train stations every year.
With fossil fuels rapidly depleting, the train¾economical, speedy, and safe¾remains the transport of the future. But what will the trains of tomorrow look like? Will they be able to cross France in 30 minutes, as some believe? Travel through the fascinating history --and future--of the French railroad.
- Science & Technology
- Producer(s) & Channel(s):
- Galaxie Presse / RMC Découverte
- Cyrille Massey & Sigrid Clément
- English / French
- Available rights:
- French-speaking territories / Worldwide