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Old 14th February 2018, 09:52
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Metre-Gauge Railways in Provence

There was a very extensive network of secondary lines in France of which many were of metre-gauge. The line from Nice to Meyrargues was one of these. The route was over 200kilometres in length and left the Nice to Digne Line at La Manda near Colomars. The link below takes you to the first of my blog posts on this line:

https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com...ral-var-part-1



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Old 14th February 2018, 10:38
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Interesting stuff Roger, you have put a lot of work into that.
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Old 14th February 2018, 11:20
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Hi Hereward

I have recently completed a full survey of the line. Here is the second blog post in the series:

https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com...de-provence-14
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Old 14th February 2018, 18:01
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The Chemins de Fer du Sud de la France made connections with a number of tramways operated by TAM. The first of these was a tramway between Cagnes-sur-Mer and Vence. This next post covers that metre-gauge tramway.

There were a significant number of electric tramways in the area around Nice which connected either to the Chemins de Fer du Sud or linked towns on the coast with those further inland. This tramway did both. It operated from around 1911 until around 1932.

https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com...de-provence-17
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Old 14th February 2018, 18:17
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One further step along the journey from Nice to Meyrargues. Staring in the town of Vence and travelling towards the perfume capital of Grasse.

https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com...de-provence-18
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Old 14th February 2018, 23:05
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The next step on the journey from La Manda/Nice to Meyrargues along the Central Var line takes us from the emblematic Pont du Loup to Grasse.

https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com...de-provence-19
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Old 15th February 2018, 09:04
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Grasse was at one stage full of different rail transport. Two TAM tramways, one from Cagnes-sur-Mer and one from Cannes approached the town from the south. A PLM branchline also linked Grasse to Cannes. There was a funicular railway linking the PLM (SNCF) railway station to the town centre, and there was the Chemins de Fer du Sud de la France Central Var line crossing the town on its way between Nice and Meyrargues.

This next post covers the first part of the story of the TAM tramway between Cagnes-sur-Mer and Grasse:

https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com...de-provence-20
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Old 15th February 2018, 11:34
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The second half of my blog on the TAM tramway between Grasse and Cagnes-sur-Mer:

https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com...de-provence-21
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Old 15th February 2018, 14:35
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This next post covers the TAM tramway from Cannes to Grasse.

https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com...de-provence-22
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Old 15th February 2018, 21:39
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There was a funicular railway in Grasse which took people to and from the PLM (SNCF) railway station and the town centre.

https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com...de-provence-23
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