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  1. Provence Metre-Gauge Railways - the Central Var Line

    There was also a Tramway between Grasse and Cannes. This next post covers that line .... https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/2017/11/29/tramway-between-grasse-and-cannes-chemin-de-fer-de-provence-22 Grasse also enjoyed a funicular railway linking the town centre with the PLM railway station. This post provides details of the funicular and also of plans which have been made but not yet implemented(if they ever will be) for a new funicular. ..... https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/2017/11/30/funicular-railway-in-grasse-chemin-de-fer-de-provence-23
  2. I wonder whether forum members might like a thread about Rack Railways. I believe that the Snowdon Mountain Railway is the only substantial one now operating in the UK. Are you aware of others, and what about on the continent? https://www.snowdonrailway.co.uk https://www.snowdonrailway.co.uk/journey-to-the-summit Here is a link to a rack railway which no longer exists. It was in the South of France. TheRack Railway between Monte Carlo (Monaco) and La Turbie: https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/2017/11/23/monaco-to-la-turbie-rack-railway-chemins-de-fer-de-provence-15 What do folks make of these? Is this a worthwhile thread?
  3. Provence Metre-Gauge Railways - the Central Var Line

    Hello, I am pondering converting my blog into an online book. This might prove of interest to some people. I have taken this a little further and produced the first few chapters of the book I am imagining. They are at the moment missing a contents page and and editorial page but I'd appreciate comments on whether the book might be worth publishing on line and whether you think it should be free or charged for? If you are interested, please follow this link via my blog: https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/2018/04/14/an-ebook-on-les-chemins-de-fer-du-sud-de-la-france/ Best wishes Roger
  4. Provence Metre-Gauge Railways - Le Macaron

    This post relates to the length of Le Macaron between the terminus in Toulon and the town of Hyeres. https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/2017/12/26/ligne-du-littoral-toulon-to-st-raphael-part-5-toulon-to-hyeres-chemin-de-fer-de-provence-39
  5. Provence Metre-Gauge Railways - the Central Var Line

    A number of different railways met at Grasse.Two 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://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/2017/11/28/the-tramway-between-grasse-and-cagnes-sur-mer-part-1-chemin-de-fer-de-provence-20 The second part of the story onmy blog on the TAM tramway between Grasse and Cagnes-sur-Mer: https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/2017/11/29/the-tramway-between-grasse-and-cagnes-sur-mer-part-2-chemin-de-fer-de-provence-21
  6. Hereford UK in N Gauge

    This fourth post about the making of the Station building contains details of the design work on 'Paint' https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/2014/01/29/hereford-the-construction-of-barrs-court-station-4
  7. Provence Metre-Gauge Railways - Le Macaron

    This is the next post in a series about the Chemins de Fer du Sud de la France's Coastal line between Toulon and Saint-Raphael. This post focusses on the PLM line which both competed for passenger traffic with Le Macaron between Toulon and Hyeres but also provided an essential link into the national network through the exchange sidings at Hyeres. https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/2017/12/24/ligne-du-littoral-toulon-to-st-raphael-part-4-toulon-to-les-salins-dhyeres-chemin-de-fer-de-provence-39
  8. Railways and Tramways of the Forest of Dean

    Moseley Green Tramways https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/2017/09/27/moseley-green-tramways New Fancy Colliery in the Forest of Dean ....https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/2017/09/23/new-fancy-colliery-and-it-railways In the last few weeks I have been looking at the route of the Forest of Dean Tramway which was a major innovation in its day. Haie Hill Tunnel which was built for it in the very early 19th Century was for a short while the longest tunnel in the world. It was also one of the earliest tunnels built. The tramway linked significant industrial concerns in the Forest of Dean with the Severn Estuary at Bullo Pill. The owners of the tramway were also behind the first serious attempt to tunnel under the Estuary. https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/2018/03/13/bullo-pill-and-the-forest-of-dean-tramway
  9. Provence Metre-Gauge Railways - the Central Var Line

    This post covers the length of the line from Le Pont de Loup to Grasse. https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/2017/11/28/ligne-de-central-var-part-4-chemin-de-fer-de-provence-19
  10. Hereford UK in N Gauge

    The third post about the making of Hereford Station Building: https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/2014/01/28/hereford-the-constriction-of-barrs-court-station-3
  11. Provence Metre-Gauge Railways - Le Macaron

    The third post looks at one of the competitors to Le Macaron. The tramways of Toulon. The network reached as far as the town centre of Hyeres. https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/2017/12/23/ligne-du-littoral-toulon-to-st-raphael-part-3-trams-in-toulon-and-hyeres-chemin-de-fer-de-provence-38
  12. Railways and Tramways of the Forest of Dean

    Parkend in the Forest of Dean is currently the terminus of a preservation line, the Dean Forest Railway (http://www.deanforestrailway.co.uk). Historically it was a small through station on the Severn and Wye Joint Railway with a short branch to transhipment wharfs that allowed tramways to transfer good to the main line. Further back still it was the centre of some major forest industries which were heavily served by tramways. The first image on the blog below is a map of the tramways at Parkend in its prime as an industrial centre in the Forest. https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/2017/09/29/parkend-forest-of-dean There was a significant network of tramroads close to Parkend in the Forest of Dean. https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/2017/10/02/oakwood-and-dikes-tramways
  13. Provence Metre-Gauge Railways - Le Macaron

    The second post in the series about the coastal line out of Toulon shows the competition it faced from other forms of transport and then focusses on the two main railway stations in Toulon ... first the PLM Station (SNCF now) and then the terminus of Le Chemin de Fer du Sud, the line that we will concentrate on in this series of posts. https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/2017/12/20/ligne-du-littoral-toulon-to-st-raphael-part-2-chemin-de-fer-de-provence-37
  14. Railways and Tramways of the Forest of Dean

    Prior to the introduction of standard gauge railways in the Forest of Dean there was an extensive network of tramways or tramroads. These tramways were of a variety of gauges from 3ft 6in to 4ft. One of these was the Severn and Wye Tramroad. This post details the various branch and feeder tramways associated with this line. The tramway was replaced by the Severn and Wye Joint Railway. ... https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/2017/09/28/the-branch-tramways-and-sidings-of-the-severn-and-wye-tramroad
  15. Provence Metre-Gauge Railways - the Central Var Line

    The next length of the Central Var Line takes us from Vence to Le Pont de Loup, the iconic viaduct which for many people defines the line: https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/2017/11/27/ligne-de-central-var-part-3-chemins-de-fer-de-provence-18