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Date: 12/17/12 02:13
Mountain Railroading in the Southern France (4)
Author: McKey

For the fourth and last French mountain railroading thread for the time here are a couple of old 1 meter gauge railbuses. I think these contraptions are cool with their signs of rust and spent life. If you take a look underneath the X303, you can actually find a cardan axle connected to the car engine and gearbox from automobile. Both look suspiciously small, almost suggesting they were taken from the normal automobile or a very old bus / truck design. Much of the traffic still seems to be run by these railcars.

We start with the unit X306.








Date: 12/17/12 02:15
Re: Mountain Railroading in the Southern France (4)
Author: McKey

The plate says this unit was manufactured in France, judging from the rust it must have been a long time ago...








Date: 12/17/12 02:18
Re: Mountain Railroading in the Southern France (4)
Author: McKey

Next to the X303 side of the station.

How enjoyably simple everything once upon the time was, very far from today's DMU and EMU designs.








Date: 12/17/12 17:28
Re: Mountain Railroading in the Southern France (4)
Author: BobV

Great snaps.



Date: 12/18/12 02:12
Re: Mountain Railroading in the Southern France (4)
Author: McKey

Thanks, for once someone is commenting French railroading subject...

I'm actually considering on starting a major series of French super high speed railroading (LGV, TGV, AGV, Eurostars, Thalys, Lyria, DB,...), if the subject sound interesting enough for a large enough number of people on this forum.



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