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  1. Provence Metre-Gauge Railways - Nice to Digne

    This next post focusses first on the Station and buildings close to it at Thorame-Haute. It highlights a local festival and the importance of the chapel adjacent to the railway station. https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/2018/08/13/nice-to-digne-les-bains-part-11-thorame-haute-to-saint-andre-les-alpes-chemins-de-fer-de-provence-75 The blog then takes us on from Thorame-Haute to Saint Andre les Alpes. In a number of these posts I have been picking up some images from 'www.railsim-fr.com' as there is now a rail simulator version of the Nice to Digne line.
  2. Provence Metre-Gauge Railways - Nice to Digne

    Its been highlighted to me that in my last post in this series I did not provide details of Thorame-Haute Viaduct. In that post, I provided rail-level images and then rushed on to the site of Thorame-Haute Station. This short blog is an attempt to rectify that mistake! I guess you could also see it as a bonus for patiently bearing with me as I meander along the line between Nice and Digne-les-Bains! https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/2018/08/13/nice-to-digne-les-bains-part-10-thorame-haute-viaduct-chemins-de-fer-de-provence-74
  3. Provence Metre-Gauge Railways - Nice to Digne

    The next stage of our journey takes us out of the catchment of the River Var and into the Valley of the River Verdon. .... https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/2018/08/10/nice-to-digne-les-bains-part-8-meailles-to-thorame-haute-chemins-de-fer-de-provence-73 The centre piece of this section of the line is the 3.5 kilometre long tunnel which links the valleys of the Verdon and the Vaire together - the Tunnel de la Colle Saint Michel.
  4. MOD Kineton and its Railway History

    I was challenged to look at MOD Kineton by someone who read my blog on Bicester Military Railway. This post is the result. .... https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/2018/08/09/mod-kineton-and-its-railway-history
  5. Provence Metre-Gauge Railways - Nice to Digne

    This is an aside from the string of posts about the Nice to Digne Line. The valley of the River Var has been prone to flooding over many years. A friend mentioned landslips which occurred at Annot in 1994 and 1996 as a result of heavy rains. The 1994 incident was part of a much wider catastrophic event affecting the whole River Var catchment area. The link below provides some details of the 1994 floods: https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/2018/08/06/nice-to-digne-les-bains-part-9-floods-and-landslides-chemins-de-fer-de-provence-72 The volumes of water involved in the 1994 floods were unbelieveable!
  6. Bicester Military railway

    It seems as though this railway is all but abandoned. It appears that way when travelling through the site. If anyone knows any better, it would be good to hear from you. I have seen pictures on the internet, with notes about the railway, which say that it was last used in 2014. I only came across the railway by accident as I explain in my blog: https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/2018/08/01/bicester-military-railway Much of the site has been sold off. The northern half of Graven Hill Depot is now an estate of plots for self build homes! (https://www.gravenhill.co.uk)
  7. Provence Metre-Gauge Railways - Nice to Digne

    After a detour up the tramway to Guillaumes we continue on our way towards Digne and travel as far as Annot. https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/2018/07/27/nice-to-digne-les-bains-part-6-saint-benoit-pont-de-gueydan-to-annot-chemins-de-fer-de-provence-70
  8. Tramways in Provence

    New territory for me. The now removed TAM tramway from Pont de Gueydan to Guillaumes up Les Gorges de Daluis ..... https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/2018/07/25/tam-tramway-from-le-pont-de-gueydan-to-guillaumes-chemins-de-fer-de-provence-69
  9. Provence Metre-Gauge Railways - Nice to Digne

    New territory for me. The now removed TAM tramway from Pont de Gueydan to Guillaumes up Les Gorges de Daluis ..... https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/2018/07/25/tam-tramway-from-le-pont-de-gueydan-to-guillaumes-chemins-de-fer-de-provence-69
  10. Provence Metre-Gauge Railways - Nice to Digne

    The next length of the line from Nice to Digne takes us from La Mescla to Le Pont de Gueydan. It is at Le Pont de Gueydan that the line leaves the banks of the River Var and follows one of its tributaries. https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/2018/07/21/nice-to-digne-les-bains-part-5-la-mescla-to-le-pont-de-gueydan-chemins-de-fer-de-provence-68
  11. Tramways in Provence

    Another of the branch tramways left the Nice to Digne line close to La Mescla Station and travelled up the valley of La Tinee. https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/2018/07/18/tam-tramway-from-la-mescla-to-saint-sauveur-sur-tinee-revisited-chemins-de-fer-de-provence-67
  12. Provence Metre-Gauge Railways - Nice to Digne

    Another of the branch tramways left the Nice to Digne line close to La Mescla Station and travelled up the valley of La Tinee. https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/2018/07/18/tam-tramway-from-la-mescla-to-saint-sauveur-sur-tinee-revisited-chemins-de-fer-de-provence-67
  13. Provence Metre-Gauge Railways - Nice to Digne

    This post covers another short-lived tramway which provided a service up the valley of l'Esteron from Pont Charles Albert over the River Var to Roquesteron, a distance of more than 20 kilometres. https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/2018/07/16/tam-tramway-in-the-valley-of-the-river-esteron-revisited-chemins-de-fer-de-provence-66