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 Post subject: Re: Tramways in Provence-Cote d'Azur
PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:45 am 

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This next post reflects on the conditions on the tramway network in Nice in the years after the war:

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2018/12/28/tn ... rovence-83


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 Post subject: Re: Tramways in Provence-Cote d'Azur
PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:50 pm 

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New territory for me. The now removed TAM tramway from Pont de Gueydan to Guillaumes up Les Gorges de Daluis .....

https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/20 ... rovence-69

"The line from Le Pont de Gueydan north to Guillaumes followed the valley of the River Var and ran through the Gorges de Daluis.

Marc Andre Dubout, writing in French, says that the line was probably the moist daring of secondary line construction work with very steep gradients, numerous tunnels, two remarkable bridges. He comments that it is the most impressive tramway from a tourist perspective with 'unique viewpoints and singular landscapes'."

One of the bridges on this route has the distinction of being one of the earliest reinforced concrete arch structures in France.


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 Post subject: Re: Tramways in Provence-Cote d'Azur
PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:52 pm 

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It was not long after the War before the tramways around Nice began an inexorable decline. The early 1930s saw the loss of many of the tram routes outside the city of Nice. Buses were the new thing as far as public transport was concerned. The car became gradually more important.

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2019/04/09/th ... rovence-84


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