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railways of France

railways of France

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Published by S.N.C.F. in Paris .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statement[prepared by] French National Railways.
ContributionsSocie te nationale des chemins de fer franc ʹais.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14130947M


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The railways of France present a uniquely interesting picture, consisting as they once did of two entirely separate but overlapping systems: the standard-gauge network of the great railway companies and the mostly metre-gauge network of the local rural railways.

This book attempts to provide a comprehensive picture of this fascinating diversity. Featuring a variety of locations throughout France, subjects covered include the seven pre-nationalisation railway.

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French Minor Railways by WJK Davies - but a bit short on pictures IMHO. For the pictures (more modern than historical - and by modern s onward) La France a voie etroite (sorry in French but it is a picture book) by Marc Dahlstrom - apologies for.

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The only private public-service railway in France This is the surviving part of the once extensive Chemins de Fer de Provence. It is a one-metre gauge private railway (owned by Veolia), linking the seaside city of Nice with Digne railways of France book Bains, a distance of km.

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France will soon decide the fate of 9, kilometres of little used railway lines across the country. John Lichfield looks at whether there is any light at the end of the tunnel. Tourist and minor railways in France are covered in detail in a separate group of pages.

Mainland France. The first public railway in France was officially opened on 1st October,a year after it had been brought into use and just three years after the opening of the pioneering Stockton Darlington Railway in the United Kingdom.

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TER Aquitaine is the regional rail network serving the Aquitaine region in southwest France (essentially the region between Bordeaux and the Spanish border including some inland areas like Agen, Bergerac, Pau, Périgueux and Sarlat).

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