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Old 27th February 2018, 22:18
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This final post on the Toulon to Saint-Raphael metre-gauge railway covers the locomotives and rolling stock on the line ......

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Old 2nd March 2018, 12:43
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I have just been pulling together the first of perhaps two posts which cover the locomotives and rolling stock of the Central Var metre-gauge line. The first post, below, covers the Steam Locomotives on the line:

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Old 2nd March 2018, 12:47
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I have also been working, this week on a follow up post to one I created in 2013 after encountering some interesting remnants of a metre-gauge tramway running between Sospel and Menton to the east of Nice and Monaco. The original post was relatively short:

https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com...menton-tramway

This new post is more detailed:

https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com...de-provence-51

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Old 4th March 2018, 20:00
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This next post focusses on diesel traction on the Central Var metre-gauge line in the years before closure in 1950.

https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com...de-provence-52

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Old 7th March 2018, 17:48
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This is the final scripted post on the Chemin de Fer du Sud de la France Central Var Line and it covers the rolling stock (wagons and coaches) which were found on the line.

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Old 6th April 2018, 14:35
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This next post relates to a different line - the Nice to Digne metre-gauge line. This line is the only one of the metre-gauge lines near Nice toremain open. Despite a chequered history its future now seems relatively secure. This is the first post about this line. I have travelled on it a few times in recent years and will do again when we are in Nice once more. It has seen some dramatic improvements in the permanent way and rolling stock in the past 5 or so years.

https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com...de-provence-57
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Old 11th April 2018, 11:45
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On a number of occasions, my wife and I have travelled on the line between Nice and Digne. our first trip was, I think, in 2001. I have still to find the photos. Uploading a lot of photos to the forum is not the best idea so I have provided a link to those taken by me in 2011.

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Old 11th April 2018, 12:23
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I do not know if it's interesting to forum members. I have found this thread on the site of the railroad simulator, Railsim-fr. ....

http://www.railsim-fr.com/forum/inde...ain-des-pignes

It seems to pick up quite faithfully on some of the buildings on the site of the Gare du Sud in Nice.
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Old 12th April 2018, 22:36
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The journey from the Station in Nice begins with the length through the suburbs of Nice and out onto the side of the River Var. We get as far as Colomars (La Manda) in this episode. I hope you enjoy it.

https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com...de-provence-58
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Old 14th April 2018, 12:15
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Hello,

I am pondering converting my blog into an online book. This might prove of interest to people. I have taken this a little further and produced the first few chapters of the book I am imagining. They are at the moment missing a contents page and and editorial page but I'd appreciate comments on whether the book might be worth publishing on line and whether you think it should be free or charged for?

If you are interested, please follow this link via my blog:

https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com...-de-la-france/

Best wishes

Roger

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