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 Post subject: Les Chemins de Fer du Sud de la France Ligne de Central Var
PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:56 am 

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My wife and I travel each year to Nice or other towns/cities in Provence and on the Cote d'Azur. Out of these regular Autumn visits has grown an interest in the extensive network of metre-gauge lines which all were lost by the late 1950s with the exception of the Nice to Digne line.

I have been working on a series of blogs about the different lines. The post below is the first in a series about the Central Var line of Les Chemins de Fer du Sud de La France. ...

https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/20 ... var-part-1


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The second post in a series about the Central Var line in Provence:

https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/20 ... rovence-14


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Here is the third post .........

https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/20 ... rovence-17

This tramway links in with the Central Var at Vence.


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The next length of the Central Var Line takes us from Vence to Le Pont de Loup, the iconic viaduct which for many people defines the line:

https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/20 ... rovence-18


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This fourth post covers the length of the line from Le Pont de Loup to Grasse.

https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/20 ... rovence-19


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:11 am 

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A number of different railways met at Grasse. Two tramways, one from Cagnes-sur-Mer and one from Cannes approached the town from the south. A PLM branchline also linked Grasse to Cannes. There was a funicular railway linking the PLM (SNCF) railway station to the town centre, and there was the Chemins de Fer du Sud de la France Central Var line crossing the town on its way between Nice and Meyrargues.

This next post covers the first part of the story of the TAM tramway between Cagnes-sur-Mer and Grasse:

https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/20 ... rovence-20

This is the second half of the article on the TAM tramway between Grasse and Cagnes-sur-Mer:

https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/20 ... rovence-21


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There was also a Tramway between Grasse and Cannes. This next post covers that line ....

https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/20 ... rovence-22


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Grasse had a funicular railway linking the town centre and the Central Var Line with the PLM railway station. This post provides details of the funicular and also of plans which have been made but not yet implemented(if they ever will be) for a new funicular. .....

https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/20 ... rovence-23


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There was a PLM (SNCF) branch-line from Cannes to Grasse which is covered by this next post. This includes a link to a video of a cab-ride along the line:

https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/20 ... rovence-24


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The Central Var line of Les Chemins de Fer du Sud de La France continues westwards. This length runs from the station in Grasse to Peymeinade:

https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/20 ... rovence-25


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This next length of the Central Var line runs from Peymeinade to Tanneron. After the invasion by allied forces in 1944 and the destruction by retreating German forces of a number of Viaducts, Tanneron became the eastern terminus of the Central Var line and renmained so until full closure of the line early in 1950.

https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/20 ... rovence-26


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The next length of the line starts at Tanneron and finishes at Seillans:

https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/20 ... rovence-27


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Our survey of the Central Var Metre-Gauge Line continues with the length from Seillans to Claviers ....

https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/20 ... rovence-28


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The journey along the Central Var metre-gauge line continues from Claviers to Figanieres.

https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/20 ... rovence-29


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In this next post we reach Draguignan which very quickly became the premier town on the Nice to Meyrargues line.

https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/20 ... rovence-30


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