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mikeyh

mikeyh

Location : Dordogne France

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PostSubject: Old French Railway Postcards   Old French Railway Postcards EmptyMon Sep 22, 2008 5:00 pm

For those of us 'into' French railways, whether standard or narrow gauge and particularly interested in the history of, (bearing in mind that history is the reason things are done the way they are now); I will post old postcards with a theme of French Railways. Please note that after 77 years a postcard image enters the public domain (so no copyright problems);

Old French Railway Postcards Faa3_1

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Old French Railway Postcards Db7a_1

Old French Railway Postcards 0150_1


If these are of interest please let me know (theres only another 400 to go)

mikey
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micheline



Location : Quelquepart-en-campagne

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PostSubject: Re: Old French Railway Postcards   Old French Railway Postcards EmptyMon Sep 22, 2008 5:35 pm

mikeyh wrote:
If these are of interest please let me know (theres only another 400 to go)

mikey

C'est super genial Monsieur Mikey.

Oui bien sûr je suis vraiment interessé. Mon grand pere travaillait pour le CFD.
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mikeyh

mikeyh

Location : Dordogne France

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PostSubject: Re: Old French Railway Postcards   Old French Railway Postcards EmptyMon Sep 22, 2008 6:00 pm

Voila merci. Je continue!;

Old French Railway Postcards Quinsac

Old French Railway Postcards Brantome-1

Old French Railway Postcards Champagnacbelair-1

Old French Railway Postcards 19-brive-marchandise-r

Old French Railway Postcards 12-capdenac-depot_3-r

Old French Railway Postcards 35-st_malo-tacot_2-r

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mikeyh

mikeyh

Location : Dordogne France

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PostSubject: Re: Old French Railway Postcards   Old French Railway Postcards EmptyTue Sep 23, 2008 6:37 am

Encore plus!

Old French Railway Postcards Letrain_WEB

Old French Railway Postcards Petitbarsacgare1-1

Old French Railway Postcards La20gare

Mikey
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mikeyh

mikeyh

Location : Dordogne France

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PostSubject: Re: Old French Railway Postcards   Old French Railway Postcards EmptyTue Sep 23, 2008 7:19 pm

more;

Old French Railway Postcards 17c4_1

Old French Railway Postcards GARE02bis

Old French Railway Postcards Viaduc

this one is an italian metre gauge;

Old French Railway Postcards Italie

More soon

mikey
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mikeyh

mikeyh

Location : Dordogne France

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PostSubject: Re: Old French Railway Postcards   Old French Railway Postcards EmptyWed Sep 24, 2008 10:49 am

Old French Railway Postcards Lembeye-4

Old French Railway Postcards E018_1-1

Old French Railway Postcards Staulaye1

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mikeyh

mikeyh

Location : Dordogne France

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PostSubject: Re: Old French Railway Postcards   Old French Railway Postcards EmptyThu Sep 25, 2008 12:28 pm

And yet more....;

Old French Railway Postcards Garelalinde

Old French Railway Postcards Condat

Old French Railway Postcards Chenaud

Old French Railway Postcards Cazoules

Old French Railway Postcards Beaupayet

Old French Railway Postcards Bachellerie

Old French Railway Postcards Sarlat

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Carl Hibbs
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Carl Hibbs

Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

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PostSubject: Re: Old French Railway Postcards   Old French Railway Postcards EmptyThu Sep 25, 2008 1:36 pm

Excellent Mikey. I would like to try and catalogue these one day.
Some of these break my heart to think they no longer exist and the stations are occupied by non-train lovers.

That monorail CF de Puy de Dôme is intriguing. Do you know anything more about it?
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mikeyh

mikeyh

Location : Dordogne France

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PostSubject: Re: Old French Railway Postcards   Old French Railway Postcards EmptyThu Sep 25, 2008 2:07 pm

the Puy de dome (near clermont-ferrand) is one of france's oldest extinct volcanoes and at the beginning of the last century the monorail was constructed up the side of the volcano, unfortunately people had to walk the last 1/2 kilometre!!.It is 400 metres high, but the winding road now leading up is 1464k long! That must have been a hell of a train ride! A sure cure for constipation!!!

Mikey
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mikeyh

mikeyh

Location : Dordogne France

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PostSubject: Re: Old French Railway Postcards   Old French Railway Postcards EmptyFri Sep 26, 2008 4:43 pm

Old French Railway Postcards Montpon

Old French Railway Postcards Pizou

Old French Railway Postcards Thiviers

Old French Railway Postcards Tramway23

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dtsteam

dtsteam

Location : Preston, England

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PostSubject: Re: Old French Railway Postcards   Old French Railway Postcards EmptySat Sep 27, 2008 3:33 am

Cf Puy de Dome isn't a monorail despite appearances. The raised centre rail is a Fell rail, but there are conventional rails on either side. The locomotives were built to the Hanscotte system, whereby the weight was borne by the running rails, and two horizontal wheels were pressed against the Fell rail for extra traction. The Monorail effect comes from the owners requirement for the tracks to be filled in - on open track llike the Snaefell tram on the IOM the fell rail is less obvious.
Old French Railway Postcards Pdd110
Old French Railway Postcards Pdd210
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Carl Hibbs
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Carl Hibbs

Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

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PostSubject: Re: Old French Railway Postcards   Old French Railway Postcards EmptySat Sep 27, 2008 5:50 am

Thanks Dave, That explains it all. An intriguing system that I didn't know about.
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mikeyh

mikeyh

Location : Dordogne France

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PostSubject: Re: Old French Railway Postcards   Old French Railway Postcards EmptySat Sep 27, 2008 6:53 am

Yes i echo that , thanks Dave

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mikeyh

mikeyh

Location : Dordogne France

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PostSubject: Re: Old French Railway Postcards   Old French Railway Postcards EmptyMon Sep 29, 2008 7:09 pm

More;

Old French Railway Postcards 8259_1

Old French Railway Postcards C0f3_1

Old French Railway Postcards Fe95_1

Old French Railway Postcards F8c4_1

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PostSubject: Re: Old French Railway Postcards   Old French Railway Postcards EmptyTue Sep 30, 2008 1:51 pm

Mike, I would be very interested to see any Postcards you may have of the Deux Sevres Tramway or the Royan Tramway systems.
This is a very long shot but does anyonw have any info on the Rail network, some of which still exists, which was laid as part of the works to prevent coastal errosion at the mouth of the Gironde?
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mikeyh

mikeyh

Location : Dordogne France

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PostSubject: Re: Old French Railway Postcards   Old French Railway Postcards EmptyWed Oct 01, 2008 4:18 pm

Plus;

Old French Railway Postcards KRQD33CAAFQ81MCAKJT9USCA0H3ABKCAQZ3

Old French Railway Postcards HB15USCA10ABAYCAJ6S3GZCATR12Q7CA1RM

Old French Railway Postcards X2H24HCAWH0MWBCAA4OW7LCALFDYPACA9WF

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mikeyh

mikeyh

Location : Dordogne France

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PostSubject: Re: Old French Railway Postcards   Old French Railway Postcards EmptyThu Oct 09, 2008 4:28 pm

Heres some more old postcards that can be useful for modelling purposes. I'm sorry i cant post modern image but the 77 year rule makes it too awkward to find the copyright owner, bearing in mind that its not the postcard owner that holds the copyright but the originator of the image.

First is another from the Puy de Dome (see earlier thread);

Old French Railway Postcards 0f48_1

then a couple of random pics ideal for modelling;

Old French Railway Postcards 984b_1

Old French Railway Postcards 9b4e_1

Old French Railway Postcards 7247_1

Mikey
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French Chuffed



Location : Droitwich UK

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PostSubject: Re: Old French Railway Postcards   Old French Railway Postcards EmptyThu Oct 09, 2008 4:59 pm

Presumably the one of the bridge is a Bailey bridge or something of a temporary sort, as the brick structure has either been blown up / bombed or swept away in a flood.
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mikeyh

mikeyh

Location : Dordogne France

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PostSubject: Re: Old French Railway Postcards   Old French Railway Postcards EmptyThu Oct 09, 2008 5:04 pm

Yes , as a result of 14-18 war. It says it's 'provisoire' which, in my experience of France probably means its still standing!!

Mikey
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Carl Hibbs
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Carl Hibbs

Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

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PostSubject: Re: Old French Railway Postcards   Old French Railway Postcards EmptyThu Oct 09, 2008 7:56 pm

Hi Mikey I read somewhere on the net (can't...recall excatly... Sad ) something untoward about old postcards.
But bollox to that.

This one is a gem. It's not far from me.

mikeyh wrote:

Old French Railway Postcards 984b_1

Mikey

The bridge is one of two over a loop in the river Marne between Esbly and Meaux and carries the main (non TGV) railway line from Paris to Strasbourg.
The bridge was destroyed again in the 2nd world war as the Amercans clashed with retreating Germans units all along the Marne valley after the liberation of Paris.

This same postcard featured in a slide show and talk presented by an association of old railwaymen here in Chelles last year.

Amazing...Thanks for posting Mikey.
Some local nostalgia.
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mikeyh

mikeyh

Location : Dordogne France

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PostSubject: Re: Old French Railway Postcards   Old French Railway Postcards EmptyTue Oct 14, 2008 5:26 pm

A couple of european accidents to start off with;

Old French Railway Postcards 4196_1

Old French Railway Postcards Lacave

And an old stainz no 149 from Hungary;

Old French Railway Postcards 1435_1

Mikey
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dtsteam

dtsteam

Location : Preston, England

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PostSubject: Re: Old French Railway Postcards   Old French Railway Postcards EmptyTue Oct 14, 2008 9:52 pm

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mikeyh

mikeyh

Location : Dordogne France

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PostSubject: Re: Old French Railway Postcards   Old French Railway Postcards EmptySat Oct 25, 2008 4:37 pm

Heres some from the 'old Forum';

Old French Railway Postcards Quinsac

Old French Railway Postcards Stastier

Old French Railway Postcards La20gare-1

Mikey
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mikeyh

mikeyh

Location : Dordogne France

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PostSubject: Re: Old French Railway Postcards   Old French Railway Postcards EmptySat Oct 25, 2008 4:41 pm

And yet more;

Old French Railway Postcards Types-tramway-vierzon

Old French Railway Postcards Brantome-1

Old French Railway Postcards Letrain_WEB

Old French Railway Postcards Petitbarsacgare1-1

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mikeyh

mikeyh

Location : Dordogne France

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PostSubject: Re: Old French Railway Postcards   Old French Railway Postcards EmptyWed Dec 17, 2008 10:55 am

This is an interesting picture for anyone modelling epoch 1, but what are the 'canisters' on the roof of each carriage? ( I am thinking they hold the oil for coach lights, but can anyone verify?

Old French Railway Postcards 3mk61gtj

Cheers

Mikey
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