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Metre-Gauge Railways in Provence

Discussion in 'International Heritage Railways/Tramways' started by Roger Farnworth, Mar 24, 2018.

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    There was a very extensive network of secondary lines in France of which many were of metre-gauge. The line from Nice to Meyrargues was one of these. The route was over 200 kilometres in length and left the Nice to Digne Line at La Manda near Colomars. The link below takes you to the first of my blog posts on this line:

    https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/2017/11/20/ligne-de-central-var-part-1
     
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    A number of different railways met at Grasse.Two TAM tramways, one from Cagnes-sur-Mer and one from Cannes approached the town from the south. A PLM branchline also linked Grasse to Cannes. There was a funicular railway linking the PLM (SNCF) railway station to the town centre, and there was the Chemins de Fer du Sud de la France Central Var line crossing the town on its way between Nice and Meyrargues.

    This next post covers the first part of the story of the TAM tramway between Cagnes-sur-Mer and Grasse:

    https://rogerfarnwor...-de-provence-20

    The second half of my blog on the TAM tramway between Grasse and Cagnes-sur-Mer:

    https://rogerfarnwor...-de-provence-21
     
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    It might be that I am posting in the wrong place. These lines in Southern France are narrow-gauge. But it may be that members of this forum would prefer me to use the international area on the forum? I've chosen this area for the thread because I assumed that since these lines are closed, they do not qualify as international heritage lines. I'd appreciate guidance.

    I hope you find these posts interesting. You'll see from them that I have developed quite an interest in these metre-gauge lines in Provence.
     
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    Thank you for these articles; I traced out as much as I could of the route of this line last December and got as far as Meyrargues. I also explored the remains of the Tramway du Sospel, which has left a crazy twisted horsehoe viaduct in the mountains above Menton. A few years ago I managed to find parts of the CF du Tarn and the PO Correze. A lot of these lines have left substantial traces once you get off the beaten track.
     
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    Yes sleepermonster. The viaduct on the Sospel to Menton line is Viaduc du Caramel.
    I'll post something in the next few minutes on another thread about the Tramways in Provence.
     

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