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Provence Metre-Gauge Railways - Le Macaron

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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.
 

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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.
 

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This next post takes us back to La Londes and allows us to discover the various branch-lines which left the main line here. These branch-_lines served mining interests and a torpedo factory and provided significant amounts of good traffic for the line.
 

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This length runs from Cavalaire-sur-Mer to La-Foux-les-Pins.
 
 
This next post covers one of the lines which branched off the main Line at La Foux. The line to Saint-Tropez.
 
 
Also leaving the main-line at La Foux was a short branch-line to Cogolin a little further inland.
 
https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/2018/01/08/ligne-du-littoral-toulon-to-st-raphael-part-11-la-foux-les-pins-to-cogolin-chemin-de-fer-de-provence-46
 
The main-line journey continues along the line from La Foux towards the terminus at Saint-Raphael. This stretch of the line passes the modern canal village of Port Grimaud and ends in the small town of Sainte-Maxime.
 
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And now the last length of Le Macaron. The distance from Sainte-Maxime to Saint-Raphael.
 
 
There is one further post in this particular series which covers the locomotives and rolling stock on the line. ... So, the post below is that final post on the Toulon to Saint-Raphael metre-gauge railway line.
 
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In November 2018 my wife and I stayed in St. Raphael for 10 days. On a couple of those days, Jo and I were able to visit the old Chemin de Fer du Sud de La France station site alongside the old PLM station. The modern SNCF station seems to me to be just as ugly as I thought it would be. The site of the old metre-gauge station is now covered by the Gare Routiere. The structures which supported the old line alongside the main PLM line remain and are now in use by small retail outlets.
 
As far as we could tell the details given in the original version of the post below are all correct.
 
I have just added a postcript and some photos.
 

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