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    French Railways offer a new record-breaking train service on the Paris-Nice daily, and this is how the B.

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    French Railways offer a new record-breaking train service on the Paris-Nice daily, and this is how the B.B.C. told the story of France's fastest train - the "Mistral" express.

    It covers the 680-mile journey in 10 1/2 hours. On the route from Paris to Lyons - electrified line - the train is reported to have achieved a world record by covering the 320 miles in 4 hours - an average speed of 80 miles per hour. On the Paris-Marseilles route the average speed is not so high as the track is not electrified.

    "Mistral" leaves Paris just after 1 p.m. and arrives at Nice before midnight. On the return trip next day, it leaves the Mediterranean resort at noon and reaches Paris before 11 p.m.

    A gentle circulation air constantly wafts through the compartments of "Mistral" which, combining speed and luxury, has a Pullman car, a bar, and beautifully appointed first-class coaches.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA815Y2ZGW0XEFSZH5HC6RWYYYP
    Media URN:
    VLVA815Y2ZGW0XEFSZH5HC6RWYYYP
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/05/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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