Narrow Gauge

Tourist Railways of France

The Sub-Metre Gauge Lines

by John Organ

In addition to its vast array of Metre Gauge systems, France also boasted a large number of smaller gauge railways.

The majority of these were used for agricultural and industrial purposes, many employing the legacy of WW1 for their motive power and rolling stock.

The few survivors have been adapted to a new role as tourist attractions, these short lines providing a lasting memory of their former glory.

 

Review:

'The book can be highly recommended. The map of France, showing the location of the railways, has already got your reviewer checking time tables and car ferry prices!'
(Ffestiniog Railway Magazine, Autumn 2017)

Book Details

Author
John Organ
Editor
Vic Mitchell
Series
Narrow Gauge
Publisher
Middleton Press Ltd
Published
29 April 2017
ISBN
9781910356043
Language
English
Format
Hardback
Dimensions
240 x 174 mm
Weight
480g
General
96 pages
120 photographs
large scale maps
other details of local history

Stations & Locations

Stations Photo
Chemin de Fer Touristique de Pithviers 1.1-1.9
Chemin de Fer Touristique Froissy-Cappy-Dompierre 2.1-2.24
Chemin de Fer Forestier D Abreschvillier 3.1-3.16
Chemin de Fer de la Vallee de L Ouche 4.1-4.8
Chemin de Fer Touristique du Tarn 5.1-5.12
Chemin de Fer du Haute-Rhone 6a.1-6a.7
Chemin de Fer des Chanteraines 6b.8-6b.12
Tacot des Lacs 6c.13-6c.17
Chemins de Fer des Combes 6d.18-6d.29
Train Touristique du Lac de Rille 6e.30-6e.35