Metre-Gauge Railways in Provence - Le Macaron

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Metre-Gauge Railways in Provence - Le Macaron

Postby rogerfarnworth » Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:43 pm

Alongside the work I am doing on the Central Var Line l have been pulling together a series of posts about Le Macaron. The metre-gauge line along the coast between Toulon and Saint-Raphael. This is the first of these posts:

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Re: Metre-Gauge Railways in Provence - Le Macaron

Postby rogerfarnworth » Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:44 pm

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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Re: Metre-Gauge Railways in Provence - Le Macaron

Postby rogerfarnworth » Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:42 pm

The third post looks at one of the competitors to Le Macaron. The tramways of Toulon. The network reached as far as the town centre of Hyeres.

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Re: Metre-Gauge Railways in Provence - Le Macaron

Postby rogerfarnworth » Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:46 pm

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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Re: Metre-Gauge Railways in Provence - Le Macaron

Postby rogerfarnworth » Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:47 pm

This post relates to the length of Le Macaron between the terminus in Toulon and the town of Hyeres.

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Re: Metre-Gauge Railways in Provence - Le Macaron

Postby rogerfarnworth » Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:38 am

The second length of Le Macaron - between Hyeres and Bormes-les-Mimosas.

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Re: Metre-Gauge Railways in Provence - Le Macaron

Postby rogerfarnworth » Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:39 am

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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Re: Metre-Gauge Railways in Provence - Le Macaron

Postby rogerfarnworth » Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:40 am

We continue our journey along Le Macaron, the Coastal Line of Les Chemins de Fer du Sud de la France. This length runs from Bormes to Cavalaire:

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Re: Metre-Gauge Railways in Provence - Le Macaron

Postby rogerfarnworth » Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:41 am

This length runs from Cavalaire-sur-Mer to La-Foux-les-Pins.

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Re: Metre-Gauge Railways in Provence - Le Macaron

Postby rogerfarnworth » Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:33 pm

This next post covers one of the lines which branched off the main Line at La Foux. The line to Saint-Tropez.

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Re: Metre-Gauge Railways in Provence - Le Macaron

Postby rogerfarnworth » Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:34 pm

Also leaving the main-line at La Foux was a short branch-line to Cogolin a little further inland.

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Re: Metre-Gauge Railways in Provence - Le Macaron

Postby rogerfarnworth » Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:47 pm

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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Re: Metre-Gauge Railways in Provence - Le Macaron

Postby rogerfarnworth » Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:48 pm

And now the last length of Le Macaron. The distance from Sainte-Maxime to Saint-Raphael.

https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com...de-provence-48

There will be one further post in this particular series which will cover the locomotives and rolling stock on the line.

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Re: Metre-Gauge Railways in Provence - Le Macaron

Postby rogerfarnworth » Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:48 pm

This final post on the Toulon to Saint-Raphael metre-gauge railway covers the locomotives and rolling stock on the line ......

https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/20 ... rovence-49


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