• Metre-Gauge railways in Provence - the Central Var Line

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Discussion about railroad topics everywhere outside of North America.

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  by george matthews
 
I have travelled thousands of miles on the narrow gauge railways in Africa. Yes, I am glad they existed, as being better than road transport, but I wish the people who made the decisions - thinking of keeping the costs low - to avoid Standard gauge had built standard gauge instead.
  by rogerfarnworth
 
I am working on completing a book about the Central Var line of Les Chemins de Fer du Sud de la France. About 75% of the way through the work now and reviewing my post of the length of the line to the West of Sillans-la-Cascade.

I have realised that I omitted an important element of this section of the line - that It provided access to a number of mines. Two closest to the line were open-cast bauxite mines. Both were situated near Rognette which also appears not to feature in my original review of this length of the line.

This revised post covers the section in question. ....

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2019/08/19/li ... rovence-85