Some Foreign Lines – Froissy Dompierre Light Railway

Worth a visit if family require respite from battlefields and cemeteries.

Here’s some pics of the Somme railways during the war.

Light railway engine taking in water at a point in Trones Wood, December 1916 © IWM (Q 1692)

Light railway engine taking in water at a point in Trones Wood, December 1916 © IWM (Q 1692)

 Light railway engine taking in water at a point in Trones Wood, December 1916 © IWM (Q 1693)

Light railway engine taking in water at a point in Trones Wood, December 1916 © IWM (Q 1693)

 

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Some Foreign Lines

Froissy Dompierre Light Railway

771px-Froissy-Dompierre_Railway_map-en.svgThe Froissy Dompierre Light Railway (CFCD) is a narrow-gauge light railway running from Froissy to Dompierre-Becquincourt, through Cappy, in the Somme department, France. It is run as a heritage railway by APPEVA and is also known as P’tit Train de la Haute Somme. It is the last survivor of the 600 mm (1 ft 11 5⁄8 in) gauge trench railways of the World War I battlefields.

Museum:

The Musée des chemins de fer Militaires et Industriels (Military and Industrial railways Museum), located near the line Terminus in the hamlet of Froissy, features a large collection of 600mm gauge railway material, steam engines, diesel engines and wagons, in a 1800 m² exhibition hall inaugurated in 1996. it also features an interesting Fairbanks-Morse speeder of 1917, used by the US Army.

 Froissy Dompierre Light Railway

(P’tit Train de la Haute Somme)

Commercial operations

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