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 Post subject: Les Chemins de Fer du Sud de la France Le Macaron
PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:57 am 

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Alongside the work I am doing on the Central Var Line l have been pulling together a series of posts about Le Macaron. The metre-gauge line along the coast between Toulon and Saint-Raphael. This is the first of these posts:

https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/20 ... rovence-36


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 Post subject: Re: Les Chemins de Fer du Sud de la France Le Macaron
PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:59 am 

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The second post in the series about the coastal line out of Toulon shows the competition it faced from other forms of transport and then focusses on the two main railway stations in Toulon ... first the PLM Station (SNCF now) and then the terminus of Le Chemin de Fer du Sud, the line that we will concentrate on in this series of posts.

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 Post subject: Re: Les Chemins de Fer du Sud de la France Le Macaron
PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:51 am 

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The third post looks at one of the competitors to Le Macaron. The tramways of Toulon. The network reached as far as the town centre of Hyeres.

https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/20 ... rovence-38


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 Post subject: Re: Les Chemins de Fer du Sud de la France Le Macaron
PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:52 am 

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This is the next post in a series about the Chemins de Fer du Sud de la France's Coastal line between Toulon and Saint-Raphael. This post focusses on the PLM line which both competed for passenger traffic with Le Macaron between Toulon and Hyeres but also provided an essential link into the national network through the exchange sidings at Hyeres.

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 Post subject: Re: Les Chemins de Fer du Sud de la France Le Macaron
PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:52 am 

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This post covers the length of Le Macaron between the terminus in Toulon and the town of Hyeres.

https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/20 ... rovence-39


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 Post subject: Re: Les Chemins de Fer du Sud de la France Le Macaron
PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:13 am 

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The second length of Le Macaron - between Hyeres and Bormes-les-Mimosas.

https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/20 ... rovence-41


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 Post subject: Re: Les Chemins de Fer du Sud de la France Le Macaron
PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:36 am 

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This next post takes us back to La Londes and allows us to discover the various branch-lines which left the main line here. These branch-lines served mining interests and a torpedo factory and provided significant amounts of good traffic for the line.

https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/20 ... rovence-42


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 Post subject: Re: Les Chemins de Fer du Sud de la France Le Macaron
PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:07 pm 

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We continue our journey along Le Macaron, the Coastal Line of Les Chemins de Fer du Sud de la France. This length runs from Bormes to Cavalaire:

https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/20 ... rovence-41


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:08 pm 

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This length runs from Cavalaire-sur-Mer to La-Foux-les-Pins.

https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/20 ... rovence-44


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 Post subject: Re: Les Chemins de Fer du Sud de la France Le Macaron
PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 4:41 pm 

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This next post covers one of the lines which branched off the main Line at La Foux. The line to Saint-Tropez.

https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/20 ... rovence-45


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 Post subject: Re: Les Chemins de Fer du Sud de la France Le Macaron
PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:45 pm 

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Also leaving the main-line at La Foux was a short branch-line to Cogolin a little further inland.

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 Post subject: Re: Les Chemins de Fer du Sud de la France Le Macaron
PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:39 pm 

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The main-line journey continues along the line from La Foux towards the terminus at Saint-Raphael. This stretch of the line passes the modern canal village of Port Grimaud and ends in the small town of Sainte-Maxime.

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 Post subject: Re: Les Chemins de Fer du Sud de la France Le Macaron
PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:40 pm 

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And now the last length of Le Macaron. The distance from Sainte-Maxime to Saint-Raphael.

https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com...de-provence-48

There will be one further post in this particular series which will cover the locomotives and rolling stock on the line.


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 Post subject: Re: Les Chemins de Fer du Sud de la France Le Macaron
PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:26 am 

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This next post on the Toulon to Saint-Raphael metre-gauge railway covers the locomotives and rolling stock on the line ......

https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/20 ... rovence-49


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 Post subject: Re: Les Chemins de Fer du Sud de la France Le Macaron
PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:08 pm 

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On Sunday 18th November, Jo and I travelled from St. Raphael via the Sunday Market in Le Muy to Hyeres. We enjoyed an hour or so on the spit of land extending out from Hyeres towards Iles d'Hyeres and we had lunch next to La Tour Fondue. We spent the rest of the day following Le Macaron from Hyeres to Sainte-Maxime. Nothing I saw on the journey caused me concern about the text of the series of blog posts I have written about the route and that I have already provided links to on this thread. I was able to take a few pictures while on the journey, although there was little time to stop if the full journey was to be completed in daylight! I will post a link to the photographs in due course. On the journey we were also able to make two detours. The first, to Les Bormettes and the site of the old torpedo factory at what is now known as Miramar. The second to St. Tropez.

The relevant links to my blog are:

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2017/12/30/li ... rovence-41

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2017/12/29/li ... rovence-42

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2018/01/08/li ... rovence-41

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2018/01/08/li ... rovence-44

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2018/01/08/li ... rovence-45

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2018/01/08/li ... rovence-46

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2018/01/08/li ... rovence-47


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