Stereo sounds with fast moving pictures.
Once again we've raided our extensive archives to feature the sounds and sights of the TGV Train à Grande Vitesse or high speed train. As with any filming, cameras rolled many more times and for much longer than were used in the finished productions. Here is a fascinating variety of shots captured of the iconic trains running in France, Belgium and Italy for our various European productions.
TRACKS is a play on words. It's as much about the soundTRACKS as the railway TRACKS. All sequences feature digital stereo sound. Many of the shots last longer than normal to create the feeling and atmosphere of either being at the station anticipating an arrival, or waiting by the trackside to see what comes next.
There are over 100 shots and sequences of the different types of TGV from single to double deck, TGV Sud-Est (since withdrawn from service) TGV Atlantique, TGV Réseau, TGV Duplex and TGV POS.
As well as SNCF there are also Eurostar class 373 (original units) plus maroon Thalys and even a couple of DB ICEs.
There is no commentary, just location names.
Produced by - Video 125 / Peter Middleton
Running time - 65 minutes
Released - March 2022