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Author Topic: The Railways of the South of France - Le Macaron  (Read 366 times)

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The Railways of the South of France - Le Macaron
« on: April 06, 2018, 02:24:17 PM »
Another of the now abandonned metre-gauge lines in Provence was the line from Toulon to Saint-Raphael. This is the first in a series of posts about this line which was nicknamed 'Le Macaron'.

https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/2017/12/18/ligne-du-littoral-toulon-to-st-raphael-part-1-chemin-de-fer-de-provence-36

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Re: The Railways of the South of France - Le Macaron
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2018, 02:25:18 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.

https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/2017/12/20/ligne-du-littoral-toulon-to-st-raphael-part-2-chemin-de-fer-de-provence-37

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Re: The Railways of the South of France - Le Macaron
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2018, 05:01:33 PM »
Had a quick browse of your site, Roger. Some fascinating articles on there. I particularly liked the Harz mountain article as we visited there a few years ago and covered many of the narrow gauge lines.
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Re: The Railways of the South of France - Le Macaron
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2018, 06:49:06 PM »
Thank you Roger for these fascinating articles.

I know this part of France well and today there is no trace left of the line from Toulon to St. Raphael.

For me it's difficult to imagine steam trains at St. Tropez.

Best regards,


Joe

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Re: The Railways of the South of France - Le Macaron
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2018, 08:22:10 PM »
Thank you both Joe and Malc for your comments. Joe, I'll get to Saint-Tropez eventually!
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Re: The Railways of the South of France - Le Macaron
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2018, 10:20:19 PM »
This 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.

https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/2017/12/23/ligne-du-littoral-toulon-to-st-raphael-part-3-trams-in-toulon-and-hyeres-chemin-de-fer-de-provence-38

And this next post focusses on the PLM line which both competed for passenger traffic with Le Macaron between Toulon and Hyeres and provided an essential link into the national network through the exchange sidings at Hyeres.

https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/2017/12/24/ligne-du-littoral-toulon-to-st-raphael-part-4-toulon-to-les-salins-dhyeres-chemin-de-fer-de-provence-39

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Re: The Railways of the South of France - Le Macaron
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2018, 10:21:00 PM »
This post relates to the length of Le Macaron between the terminus in Toulon and the town of Hyeres.

https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/2017/12/26/ligne-du-littoral-toulon-to-st-raphael-part-5-toulon-to-hyeres-chemin-de-fer-de-provence-39

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Re: The Railways of the South of France - Le Macaron
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2018, 09:25:37 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.

https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/2017/12/29/ligne-du-littoral-toulon-to-st-raphael-part-7-la-londe-les-bormettes-chemin-de-fer-de-provence-42

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Re: The Railways of the South of France - Le Macaron
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2018, 09:26:57 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:

https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/2018/01/08/ligne-du-littoral-toulon-to-st-raphael-part-6-bormes-les-mimosas-to-cavalaire-chemin-de-fer-de-provence-41

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Re: The Railways of the South of France - Le Macaron
« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2018, 04:04:36 PM »
This post covers one of the lines which branched off the main Line at La Foux. The line to Saint-Tropez.

https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/2018/01/08/ligne-du-littoral-toulon-to-st-raphael-part-10-la-foux-les-pins-to-saint-tropez-chemin-de-fer-de-provence-45

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Re: The Railways of the South of France - Le Macaron
« Reply #12 on: April 25, 2018, 04:04:59 PM »

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Re: The Railways of the South of France - Le Macaron
« Reply #13 on: April 25, 2018, 04:05:37 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.

https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/2018/01/08/ligne-du-littoral-toulon-to-st-raphael-part-12-la-foux-les-pins-to-sainte-maxime-chemin-de-fer-de-provence-47

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Re: The Railways of the South of France - Le Macaron
« Reply #14 on: April 25, 2018, 04:06:01 PM »
And now the last length of Le Macaron. The distance from Sainte-Maxime to Saint-Raphael.

https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/2018/01/15/ligne-du-littoral-toulon-to-st-raphael-part-13-sainte-maxime-to-saint-raphael-chemin-de-fer-de-provence-48

There will be one further post in this particular series which will cover the locomotives and rolling stock on the line.
« Last Edit: April 25, 2018, 04:54:39 PM by rogerfarnworth »

 

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