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Some snaps of a little narrow gauge branch line railway museum at Cléron that I visited last week in the Doubs region of France. The line connected Besançon to Pontarlier. It was built in 1900 and closed "due to the automobile" in 1953. Quite a bit of memorabilia and plenty of documentation to go through if you have the time.

Some models in the museum. G scale LGB locos similar to the one used on the line. The G scale locos ran around the inside and kept the kids amused as they chased after them.









HO scale model of local scenes:









More G scale:





Some interesting little model scenes gathering dust:







Some memorabilia from the line:







Once done inside, we had a little ride on the diesel-powered Autorail that ran on 7 1/4 Inch Gauge track around the outside of the museum. The kids loved it as it ran at break-neck speeds.









The last remnant of the original line. A goods wagon. Note the small bogies underneath on the narrow piece of track.



 

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I rather liked the bowl of flowers.

Regards

John
 

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Sounds like somewhere to note for next year's holiday. After a couple of very pleasant "overnights" at Logies* in Alsace on the way to and from Switzerland, we are thinking of using Logies next year.

David

*Logies = Logie de France. An association of independent hoteliers offering rooms at very reasonable rates. Many of them have restaurants as well. On our outward journey we paid ~£61 for two including evening meal and breakfast. On our return journey we paid ~£77. The rooms were ensuite each time. The return price was higher mainly because we had the more expensive (~£17 each) set menu meal - lamb steak for my wife and beef steak for me.
 
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