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clive_t



Location : Portsmouth, England

PostSubject: Longueville experience?   Tue Sep 23, 2008 12:05 pm

Carl, how did this event go?

Clive
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Location : France

PostSubject: Re: Longueville experience?   Tue Sep 23, 2008 4:31 pm

Excellent Clive thanks, and I will post some pictures and a better description later tonight.
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Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Re: Longueville experience?   Tue Sep 23, 2008 8:17 pm

At short notice from the organisers (not unusual here) I took my little portable layout – réseau portable to Longueville.

Longueville is a small, quiet, sleepy town in sugar refining area about 100km south east of Paris situated on a junction. It has a 17 track roundhouse and electric turntable and houses the largest collection of standard gauge railway material outside the French national railway museum at Mulhouse.

It is administered by AJECTA an SNCF sponsored voluntary organisation who are charged with preserving and maintaining these ‘monuments historiques’.

Here are a selection of photos taken early on before the crowds arrived.
I have never been kept so busy at an exhibition before.

































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clive_t



Location : Portsmouth, England

PostSubject: Re: Longueville experience?   Tue Sep 23, 2008 8:46 pm

Looks like a pretty well-attended exhibition there Carl, I can well understand how you might have been very busy! Is it my lack of observational skills, or was the new tram absent from your roster for the event? I think the tram I can see is the Bachmann flavour? Some interesting 1:1 scale exhibits too - that little green vertical-boiler 0-4-0 job with the red coach would make a fascinating model!

Cheers for sharing

Clive
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Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Re: Longueville experience?   Tue Sep 23, 2008 9:21 pm

The new tram was absent because it was so dusty and dirty inside the engine shed.

I took five live steam engines and all performed impeccably.
I even had the Presdent of Traverses Secondaires with his Regner Lumberjack running on Sunday afternoon.

Such nice people there.

There is some short film which I'll put on You Tube later.
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mikeyh



Location : Dordogne France

PostSubject: Re: Longueville experience?   Wed Sep 24, 2008 6:31 am

wow. that is a place i must visit! the show looks good; maybe one day we can have our own 'Continental Garden Railways Society' show. Do I spy bonbons on those wagons? mmm

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Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Re: Longueville experience?   Wed Sep 24, 2008 11:28 am

It is a great place to visit Mikey and when you come to visit me... Cool I will take you there.
And you say about a CGT show. That could be an interesting possible event and I may look at that further.
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dtsteam



Location : Preston, England

PostSubject: Re: Longueville experience?   Wed Sep 24, 2008 9:29 pm

Nice pics Carl.
The Premier Line in gauge 1 came as a nice surprise - Native or ExPat ?
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Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Re: Longueville experience?   Thu Sep 25, 2008 8:06 am

Ex pat, Dave.....
I didn't know he existed until the weekend.
There is a little group of very skilled 'gauge oneies' around Paris and I'm just starting get to know them.

He had an Aster Chapelon pacific and a full matching rake of Wagon lits inc fourgon. Probably about about £10,000 worth of train.
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