The CC7100 class were built by Alstrom between 1949 and 1955. Designed for high speed passenger service the class set two world records. CC7121 broke the rail speed record on 21st February 1954 - 243kph (151mph) then during trials in March 1955 CC7107 and BB9004 both set the 331kph (206mph) record for locomotive hauled trains that was not surpassed until 2006. To celebrate the 60th aniversary of this event REE have chosen to produce a high specification model of the CC7100 class. They are also working on a model of CC 7107 in its record breaking guise and a set of DEV U46 C10 coaches with the streamlined modifications for the trials.
SNCF film of the trials CC7107 and BB9004 seen in action:
In later life the CC7100 were reallocated to freight work which gave the class an impressive 49 year service life.