25 Years Of The Sevilla Speedbird

posted on 24th Apr 2017 14:42

Spain’s first high speed line, from Madrid to Sevilla, was inaugurated on 21 April 1992. To commemorate the event, GEC-Alstom-built 100.111 was repainted in its original livery, and renamed „Miguel de Cervantes“. This photo shows it on the 08.55 service on 21 April passing through Getafe, in the southern suburbs of Madrid, bound for Sevilla. The double track in the background is the new parallel high speed line between Madrid and Torrejón de Velasco, designed to separate Andalucían high speed trains from those bound for Levante.
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