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Date: 12/12/12 06:03
Mountain Railroading in the Southern France (3)
Author: McKey

The third thread from the southern France looks at the DMUs of Chemins de fer de Provence (CP).

There is a metre gauge path from the mid Nice to the mountains, the termini is located also just north of Nice Ville normal gauge station. This modern block building is also the home for the current generation of the double module DMUs made in France.








Date: 12/12/12 06:06
Re: Mountain Railroading in the Southern France (3)
Author: McKey

Some nuts and bolts views to the units.








Date: 12/12/12 06:08
Re: Mountain Railroading in the Southern France (3)
Author: McKey

And here arrives another AMP double unit to Nice from its 3 hour journey down the mountain.






Date: 12/12/12 07:36
Re: Mountain Railroading in the Southern France (3)
Author: bcr4601

Thanks for sharing and sure wish we had a rail system in North America...oh wait we did but oil and automakers killed it.

Dale Miller
Langley, BC



Date: 12/13/12 02:14
Re: Mountain Railroading in the Southern France (3)
Author: McKey

With oil prices (where U.S. has little effect, even with production developing) rising, just wait and see the revival of the passenger railroads happening.

I see it strange, that in U.S. the demands of the many are not met by the planning and no private / public-private organizations are running passenger services.


This CP passenger service is what remains of once impressive rail system, today this is an obsolete narrow gauge island in the normal gauge world around. Even the trams of Nice use normal gauge.



Date: 12/16/12 11:36
Re: Mountain Railroading in the Southern France (3)
Author: PatternOfFailure

Are the endcaps what must be opened before you squeeze the train and toothpaste comes out? ;)

Joking aside, the interiors look wonderfully comfortable and pleasant. Regrettably, far too nice for the U.S.



Date: 12/17/12 02:00
Re: Mountain Railroading in the Southern France (3)
Author: McKey

I think the French are notorious manufacturers of comfortable rolling stock. And constant refurbishings keep passenger equipment in good condition for decades, often with latest styles.


PatternOfFailure Wrote:
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> Joking aside, the interiors look wonderfully
> comfortable and pleasant. Regrettably, far too
> nice for the U.S.



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