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mikeyh

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Location : Dordogne France

PostSubject: Old French Railway Postcards   Mon Sep 22, 2008 5:00 pm

For those of us 'into' French railways, whether standard or narrow gauge and particularly interested in the history of, (bearing in mind that history is the reason things are done the way they are now); I will post old postcards with a theme of French Railways. Please note that after 77 years a postcard image enters the public domain (so no copyright problems);










If these are of interest please let me know (theres only another 400 to go)

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micheline



Location : Quelquepart-en-campagne

PostSubject: Re: Old French Railway Postcards   Mon Sep 22, 2008 5:35 pm

mikeyh wrote:
If these are of interest please let me know (theres only another 400 to go)

mikey

C'est super genial Monsieur Mikey.

Oui bien sűr je suis vraiment interessÚ. Mon grand pere travaillait pour le CFD.
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mikeyh

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PostSubject: Re: Old French Railway Postcards   Mon Sep 22, 2008 6:00 pm

Voila merci. Je continue!;















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mikeyh

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PostSubject: Re: Old French Railway Postcards   Tue Sep 23, 2008 6:37 am

Encore plus!







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mikeyh

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PostSubject: Re: Old French Railway Postcards   Tue Sep 23, 2008 7:19 pm

more;







this one is an italian metre gauge;



More soon

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mikeyh

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PostSubject: Re: Old French Railway Postcards   Wed Sep 24, 2008 10:49 am







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PostSubject: Re: Old French Railway Postcards   Thu Sep 25, 2008 12:28 pm

And yet more....;















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Carl Hibbs
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PostSubject: Re: Old French Railway Postcards   Thu Sep 25, 2008 1:36 pm

Excellent Mikey. I would like to try and catalogue these one day.
Some of these break my heart to think they no longer exist and the stations are occupied by non-train lovers.

That monorail CF de Puy de D˘me is intriguing. Do you know anything more about it?
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mikeyh

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PostSubject: Re: Old French Railway Postcards   Thu Sep 25, 2008 2:07 pm

the Puy de dome (near clermont-ferrand) is one of france's oldest extinct volcanoes and at the beginning of the last century the monorail was constructed up the side of the volcano, unfortunately people had to walk the last 1/2 kilometre!!.It is 400 metres high, but the winding road now leading up is 1464k long! That must have been a hell of a train ride! A sure cure for constipation!!!

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mikeyh

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PostSubject: Re: Old French Railway Postcards   Fri Sep 26, 2008 4:43 pm









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dtsteam

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PostSubject: Re: Old French Railway Postcards   Sat Sep 27, 2008 3:33 am

Cf Puy de Dome isn't a monorail despite appearances. The raised centre rail is a Fell rail, but there are conventional rails on either side. The locomotives were built to the Hanscotte system, whereby the weight was borne by the running rails, and two horizontal wheels were pressed against the Fell rail for extra traction. The Monorail effect comes from the owners requirement for the tracks to be filled in - on open track llike the Snaefell tram on the IOM the fell rail is less obvious.


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Carl Hibbs
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PostSubject: Re: Old French Railway Postcards   Sat Sep 27, 2008 5:50 am

Thanks Dave, That explains it all. An intriguing system that I didn't know about.
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mikeyh

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PostSubject: Re: Old French Railway Postcards   Sat Sep 27, 2008 6:53 am

Yes i echo that , thanks Dave

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mikeyh

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PostSubject: Re: Old French Railway Postcards   Mon Sep 29, 2008 7:09 pm

More;









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PostSubject: Re: Old French Railway Postcards   Tue Sep 30, 2008 1:51 pm

Mike, I would be very interested to see any Postcards you may have of the Deux Sevres Tramway or the Royan Tramway systems.
This is a very long shot but does anyonw have any info on the Rail network, some of which still exists, which was laid as part of the works to prevent coastal errosion at the mouth of the Gironde?
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mikeyh

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PostSubject: Re: Old French Railway Postcards   Wed Oct 01, 2008 4:18 pm

Plus;







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mikeyh

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PostSubject: Re: Old French Railway Postcards   Thu Oct 09, 2008 4:28 pm

Heres some more old postcards that can be useful for modelling purposes. I'm sorry i cant post modern image but the 77 year rule makes it too awkward to find the copyright owner, bearing in mind that its not the postcard owner that holds the copyright but the originator of the image.

First is another from the Puy de Dome (see earlier thread);



then a couple of random pics ideal for modelling;







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French Chuffed



Location : Droitwich UK

PostSubject: Re: Old French Railway Postcards   Thu Oct 09, 2008 4:59 pm

Presumably the one of the bridge is a Bailey bridge or something of a temporary sort, as the brick structure has either been blown up / bombed or swept away in a flood.
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mikeyh

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PostSubject: Re: Old French Railway Postcards   Thu Oct 09, 2008 5:04 pm

Yes , as a result of 14-18 war. It says it's 'provisoire' which, in my experience of France probably means its still standing!!

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Carl Hibbs
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PostSubject: Re: Old French Railway Postcards   Thu Oct 09, 2008 7:56 pm

Hi Mikey I read somewhere on the net (can't...recall excatly... Sad ) something untoward about old postcards.
But bollox to that.

This one is a gem. It's not far from me.

mikeyh wrote:



Mikey

The bridge is one of two over a loop in the river Marne between Esbly and Meaux and carries the main (non TGV) railway line from Paris to Strasbourg.
The bridge was destroyed again in the 2nd world war as the Amercans clashed with retreating Germans units all along the Marne valley after the liberation of Paris.

This same postcard featured in a slide show and talk presented by an association of old railwaymen here in Chelles last year.

Amazing...Thanks for posting Mikey.
Some local nostalgia.
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mikeyh

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PostSubject: Re: Old French Railway Postcards   Tue Oct 14, 2008 5:26 pm

A couple of european accidents to start off with;





And an old stainz no 149 from Hungary;



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dtsteam

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PostSubject: Re: Old French Railway Postcards   Tue Oct 14, 2008 9:52 pm

An interesting article on the Mont Revard rack railway

http://www.revue.inventaire.culture.gouv.fr/insitu/insitu/article.xsp?numero=4&id_article=d3-1090
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mikeyh

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PostSubject: Re: Old French Railway Postcards   Sat Oct 25, 2008 4:37 pm

Heres some from the 'old Forum';







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mikeyh

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Location : Dordogne France

PostSubject: Re: Old French Railway Postcards   Sat Oct 25, 2008 4:41 pm

And yet more;









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mikeyh

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PostSubject: Re: Old French Railway Postcards   Wed Dec 17, 2008 10:55 am

This is an interesting picture for anyone modelling epoch 1, but what are the 'canisters' on the roof of each carriage? ( I am thinking they hold the oil for coach lights, but can anyone verify?



Cheers

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