The Central Var Metre-Gauge Line in Provence-Cote d'Azur

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The Central Var Metre-Gauge Line in Provence-Cote d'Azur

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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 about the Line and connecting services. .........

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 next 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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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
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The second half of an article about the TAM tramway between Grasse and Cagnes-sur-Mer:

https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/20 ... rovence-21
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The story of the railway network in Grasse is incomplete without covering the Funicular railway which linked the town centre and the Central Var line with the PLM (now SNCF) railway station. The funicular is covered in a post on this link:

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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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And 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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