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Paulus



Location : The Netherlands

PostSubject: Le petit train jaune / the little yellow train   Sun Dec 23, 2012 5:20 pm

Two nice Youtube finds about a still operating SNCF narrow gauge line that is opened in 1910.
Some of the rolling stock from that period is still in use!

Knowing someone here has a weak for yellow trains, I thought I'll post it Wink

http://youtu.be/MFiVEEZfTv4

http://youtu.be/ajVvJJPSoko

Wikepedia:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ligne_de_Cerdagne







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David Grantham



Location : Midlands, England

PostSubject: Re: Le petit train jaune / the little yellow train   Sun Dec 23, 2012 5:29 pm

A fantastic railway to travel on and particularly scary due to the shear drops and the very wobbly suspension bridge. I did not tell my travelling companions about the poor standard of track maintenace for fear they would not travel but about 6 weeks after our trip there was a serious derailment and extra investment was provided. The open passenger wagons are also good fun.
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tram47



Location : Aquitaine (France)

PostSubject: Re: Le petit train jaune / the little yellow train   Mon Dec 24, 2012 2:07 pm

few years ago, I had the pleasure of driving this wonderful process!
  view from the way the cockpit is impressive.
  But it is a derailment bearing member and not track.



il y a quelques années ,j'ai eu le plaisir de piloter ce merveilleux train !!!
la voie vue depuis le poste de conduite est impréssionnante .
Mais ce dernier déraillement est du à un organe de roulement et non à la voie .

This is a fantastic walk ,c'est une promenade fantastique
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Paulus



Location : The Netherlands

PostSubject: Re: Le petit train jaune / the little yellow train   Mon Dec 24, 2012 3:39 pm

You mean the derailment was caused by the train itself and not caused by bad track? Problem with a bogie or something?

Am I correct that the derailment was a first accident since the opening of the line?
According to this website (http://www.anglophone-direct.com/Le-petit-train-jaune) the railway had only 1 accident that took place even before the line was opened: in 1909. (what would be a tremendous achievement anyway).

The line is on top of my 'want to visit sometime...' list. Hopefully they keep the old material untill I visit (and beyond) because that modern stock looks the same like all other modern stock all over the world: boring...

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David Grantham



Location : Midlands, England

PostSubject: Re: Le petit train jaune / the little yellow train   Mon Dec 24, 2012 5:02 pm

Paul,

I am not certain that the accident was track related but it was pretty rough in places.
I have had a quick look to find the accident details in the Railway Magazine (British Monthly) as there was a report about it. All I can remember is that the accident occurred near Font-Romeu and the carriage was saved from tipping over by a railside structure like a gantry or something similar. If I find the article I could post it to you.

If you don't mind precarious heights the railway is obsolutely fabulous and when I travelled the train was heritage stock and I think the intention is to keep it. I would like to go back in the summer and travel "al fresco/en plein air" in the open wagons.
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Paulus



Location : The Netherlands

PostSubject: Re: Le petit train jaune / the little yellow train   Mon Dec 24, 2012 9:22 pm

Thanks David. If you can find the article I'm interested indeed. study

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David Grantham



Location : Midlands, England

PostSubject: Re: Le petit train jaune / the little yellow train   Tue Dec 25, 2012 11:28 am

Paul, I cant find the magazine but there is a short piece on the web here

http://goo.gl/q7Csh

You will need to scroll down a little to see the text and pictures
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David Grantham



Location : Midlands, England

PostSubject: Re: Le petit train jaune / the little yellow train   Tue Dec 25, 2012 11:32 am

Found another web entry that says the cause of the accident was a broken rail.
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