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Offline rogerfarnworth

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Tramways in Provence-Cote d'Azur
« on: July 29, 2019, 06:21:39 PM »
In our many trips to Nice and Les Alpes Maritimes, my wife and I have seen a significant amount of engineering works, bridges, viaducts and tunnels all on lines which were neither part of the PLM network of standard gauge railways, nor part of the general metre-gauge network. It turns out that there were a significant number of lines operated by two main tramway companies in Provence, Tramways de les Alpes Maritime (TAM) and tramways de Nice et du Littoral (TNL).

These tramways ran on metre-gauge tracks but had a loading gauge not much wider than the track-gauge. In many places they ran alongside roads or withing the highway itself, but often they deviated away from the highway or their own formation.

The one which first drew our attention was the Sospel to Menton Tramway which was operated by the TNL. This is the story:

https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/2018/02/23/the-sospel-to-menton-tramway-revisited-chemins-de-fer-de-provence-51

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Re: Tramways in Provence-Cote d'Azur
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2019, 06:22:16 PM »
There were two different tram networks in the Nice area. The TAM network (Tramways of the Alpes-Maritimes) is part of the Railway of the South of France. The other network was the Tramway Company of Nice and Littoral (NL). This post covers the history of the entire TNL network. The other posts will cover specific lines on the TAM and TNL networks.

https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/2018/03/15/the-network-of-the-tramways-of-nice-and-the-littoral-chemins-de-fer-de-provence-53.

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Re: Tramways in Provence-Cote d'Azur
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2019, 06:24:13 PM »
Dear All
My apologies
This appears to be a duplicated thread.
The original thread is here:
https://railbotforum.org/mbs/index.php?topic=13605.0
Roger
« Last Edit: August 02, 2019, 05:32:54 PM by rogerfarnworth »

 

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