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Date: 08/31/20 10:59
Brittany, France: TER service from Quiberon crosses the tombolo
Author: pennengineer

Here we see the seasonal TER shuttle service beteeen Auray and Quiberon in the Brittany region of France. Quiberon is situated on the eponymous peninsula, which saw railway service commence in 1882. Service these days is seasonal, only being offered in July and August, with busses operating during the remainder of the year. Trains operate every 1.5 to two hours. Passengers can connect in Auray to regional and national (including TGV) services. The crossing of the tombolo (a sandy isthmus) is surely one of the more unique rides on the SNCF network.

As is standard for railway photography, the sun disappeared moments before the train passed, but I tried to make the best out of the photo anyway. Hope you enjoy!




Date: 08/31/20 21:33
Re: Brittany, France: TER service from Quiberon crosses the tombo
Author: lynnpowell

This branch line is approximately 22-miles long.  It should be a good candidate for some kind of steam heritage/tourist railway, on all or part of the line. 



Date: 09/01/20 10:08
Re: Brittany, France: TER service from Quiberon crosses the tombo
Author: PHall

lynnpowell Wrote:
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> This branch line is approximately 22-miles long. 
> It should be a good candidate for some kind of
> steam heritage/tourist railway, on all or part of
> the line. 

I know they can do that in the UK, but are there heritage railways in France?



Date: 09/01/20 11:07
Re: Brittany, France: TER service from Quiberon crosses the tombo
Author: dwatry

That's a really cool shot!



Date: 09/02/20 10:22
Re: Brittany, France: TER service from Quiberon crosses the tombo
Author: 86235

PHall Wrote:
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> lynnpowell Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > This branch line is approximately 22-miles
> long. 
> > It should be a good candidate for some kind of
> > steam heritage/tourist railway, on all or part
> of
> > the line. 
>
> I know they can do that in the UK, but are there
> heritage railways in France?

Yes there are, not as numerous nor as sophisticated as those in the UK, maybe the best is the CF de la Baie de Somme.

https://www.chemindefer-baiedesomme.fr/en/welcome



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