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 Le Panoramique des Dômes "rack line" on the Puy de Dôme

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Bearcastle

Bearcastle

Location : Brie

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PostSubject: Le Panoramique des Dômes "rack line" on the Puy de Dôme   Le Panoramique des Dômes "rack line" on the Puy de Dôme EmptyFri Feb 27, 2015 2:30 pm

I visited the new line this Winter.

http://www.panoramiquedesdomes.fr/

The line existed a long time ago, but was remove to do a road, but now it's again a rack line to go on top of the mountain.


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I will do it again in  summer.
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Bearcastle

Bearcastle

Location : Brie

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PostSubject: Re: Le Panoramique des Dômes "rack line" on the Puy de Dôme   Le Panoramique des Dômes "rack line" on the Puy de Dôme EmptyFri Feb 27, 2015 2:41 pm

Here few photos of the old line.

Le Panoramique des Dômes "rack line" on the Puy de Dôme Sommet10

Le Panoramique des Dômes "rack line" on the Puy de Dôme Montee10

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k&nwlr



Location : Alsace, France

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PostSubject: Re: Le Panoramique des Dômes "rack line" on the Puy de Dôme   Le Panoramique des Dômes "rack line" on the Puy de Dôme EmptySat Feb 28, 2015 8:22 am

Thanks for all the wonderful photos. I´m a rack railway fan, and the K&NWLR has a short one on the Welsh side of the line.
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Saint-Oblas

Saint-Oblas

Location : Lyon, France

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PostSubject: Re: Le Panoramique des Dômes "rack line" on the Puy de Dôme   Le Panoramique des Dômes "rack line" on the Puy de Dôme EmptySun Mar 01, 2015 6:15 am

Very interesting! The modern railway seems a classical one. But I have a few questions on the former tramcar:
It appears that there were three rails. What was the use of the center one? It does not seem to be a rack. The first thought that went through my mind was a power pickup rail as in the Mont-Blanc express: I was crazy as in that time they used steam loks!!! Was it used as a safety brake?
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Bearcastle

Bearcastle

Location : Brie

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It is a rack, a different version. I was made at the time for this specific line.

Le systeme Hanscotte.

http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jules_Hanscotte
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Bearcastle

Bearcastle

Location : Brie

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On this video you could see some scene with some very steep part.

Le petit train du Puy-de-Dôme from Gérard Mouillaud on Vimeo.

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Saint-Oblas

Saint-Oblas

Location : Lyon, France

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PostSubject: Re: Le Panoramique des Dômes "rack line" on the Puy de Dôme   Le Panoramique des Dômes "rack line" on the Puy de Dôme EmptySun Mar 01, 2015 4:24 pm

thank you for this contribution. As it raised in me some interest, I looked for documentation on this system.
http://www.monpanoramiquedesdomes.fr/2012/04/une-technologie-unique-au-monde/
It is not a real rack. Two horizontal wheels press on the third central rail with hydrocally controled pressure.
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