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Date: 12/26/23 14:35
Merry Christmas from Nice, Cote d'Azur
Author: 86235

Spending the holiday in more forgiving climes. Been travelling around by train, to Monte Carlo & Menton on Christmas Day and Antibes today.

1: Some SNCF TER Marseilles to Nice services are still in the hands of BB22000 dual voltage 'nez cassé' class electric locos. This one was in the carriage sidings adjacent to Nice Ville station.

2: Our service back from Menton on Christmas Day was one of these Bombardier double deck EMUs

3: Nice has a three line tram system, much of which is wireless, trams running on batteries, recharged by contact straps at stops or by the 750 DC catenary (where provided). Line 2 connects the airport with the city centre.








Date: 12/26/23 16:57
Re: Merry Christmas from Nice, Cote d'Azur
Author: Lackawanna484

Nice!

The station is a gem.

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Date: 12/26/23 17:32
Re: Merry Christmas from Nice, Cote d'Azur
Author: masterphots

Nick,  Merry Christmas from Chile



Date: 12/26/23 18:15
Re: Merry Christmas from Nice, Cote d'Azur
Author: dwatry

Cool shots, Nick!  In #1 it looks like American highway builders have been busy blasting a freeway through the center of town. 



Date: 12/26/23 18:37
Re: Merry Christmas from Nice, Cote d'Azur
Author: Latebeans

Well nothing enhances a city quite like driving over it, right ?



Date: 12/26/23 21:58
Re: Merry Christmas from Nice, Cote d'Azur
Author: krm152

Merry Christmas!
ALLEN
 



Date: 12/26/23 22:21
Re: Merry Christmas from Nice, Cote d'Azur
Author: 86235

dwatry Wrote:
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> Cool shots, Nick!  In #1 it looks like American
> highway builders have been busy blasting a freeway
> through the center of town. 

Thanks Duncan that's exactly what's been done. The railway runs down the median strip out of town to the west.

Latebeans Wrote:
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> Well nothing enhances a city quite like driving
> over it, right ?

Absolutely!



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/26/23 22:23 by 86235.



Date: 12/27/23 20:42
Re: Merry Christmas from Nice, Cote d'Azur
Author: railstiesballast

Here is another photo of the Nice station in 2008.
"PLM" is for Paris Lyon Méditerraneé
I love this photo that spans the decades.
Edited, corrected PLM per post below, thanks.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/01/24 17:49 by railstiesballast.




Date: 12/27/23 23:31
Re: Merry Christmas from Nice, Cote d'Azur
Author: 86235

The company initials (PLM) are also on the bridge that spans the Avenue Jean Médecin, adjacent to the station.

This is the main station building.

PLM stands for Paris Lyon Méditerraneé - one of France's pre-1938 railway companies.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 12/28/23 05:10 by 86235.






Date: 12/30/23 18:25
Re: Merry Christmas from Nice, Cote d'Azur
Author: ironmtn

Enjoy your time in Nice, Nick - and thanks for the photos. Glad to see that the BB22000's are still holding down that service - favorites of mine. I particularly enjoyed the additional images of the Nice station and trainshed - lovely.

MC



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