A look at the Tournemire-Roquefort to Le Vigan line as far a l'Hospitalade
1 Tournemire-Roquefort in better times for the railway showing the developments at their maximum extent. Taken from Henri Lartilleux's "Géographie de Chemins de Fer Français Premier Volume 'La S.N.C.F'.
2 A section of the gradient and curvature profile for the line. On this section the line is mostly at 18 per1000, approximately 1 in 55.5.
3 Tournemire-Roquefort station looking in need of some attention. Once the station boasted an overall roof. 21 June 2011.
4 Looking north at Tournemire-Roquefort station. The trains for Le Vigan ran from the bay now occupied by departmental vehicles. 20 June 2011.
5 The white building is what remains of the depot at Tournemire. 20 June 2011.
6 Departmental vehicles in the branch bay at Tournemire. 20 June 2011.
7 The branch and yard is on the right with la Ligne des Causses on the right. 20 June 2011.
8 Looking north at the point la Ligne des Causses and the Le Vigan routes part. 21 June 2011.
9 Looking back from the branch into Tournemire station. The wires over this section of railway can't see much use. 21 June 2011.
10 These points protect, or at least would have, Tournemire station from run aways down the gradient. 21 June 2011.
11 There may be no trains but the trackbed is kept clear in this view looking towards Tournemire tunnel. 21 June 2011.
12 Near the neck of the Cernon valley, viewed from the D77 the line can be made out on the opposite of the valley. This section is part of the Vélorail du Larzac. 21 June 2011.
13 A view down the Cernon valley. Ste-Eulalie-de-Cernon can be seen in the middle distance. The line is on the left side of the valley considerably higher than the village. 21 June 2011.
14 A crack in the viaduct at Ste-Eulalie-de-Cernon. 21 June 2011.
15 I wonder what is up there then..... 21 June 2011.
16 The road up to Ste-Eulalie-de-Cernon station, home of the velo-rail. 21 June 2011.
17 Ste-Eulalie-de-Cernon viaduct looking towards Tournemire. 21 June 2011.
18 The north side of the Ste-Eulalie-de-Cernn viaduct, looking towards Tournemire. The flag and platform indicate it is possible to bungee jump from here if you so wish. 21 June 2011.
19 Ste-Eulalie-de-Cernon viaduct. 21 June 2011.
20 At Ste-Eulalie-de-Cernom station. The Velo-Rail runs in two direction from here. 21 June 2011.
21 Looking towards Tournemire at Ste-Eulalie-de-Cernon. 21 June 2011.
22 Ste-Eulalie-de-Cernon station's nicely restored building. 21 June 2011.
23 Velo-Rail and Velo-Rail turntable at Ste-Eulalie-de-Cernon. 21 June 2011.
24 The Velo-Rail which heads towards Tournemire is the easier circuit. The return is in this custom made carriage with the Velo-Rails being towed. 21 June 2011.
25 At Ste-Eulalie-de-Cernon with the Velo-Rail in front of the draisine and coach. 21 June 2011.
26 A Velo-rail. 21 June 2011.
27 Getting ready for the off on a very hot afternoon at Ste-Eulalie-de-Cernon. 21 June 2011.
28 Ste-Eulalie-de-Cernon station. 21 June 2011.
29 Draisine and coach at Ste-Eulalie-de-Cernon. 21 June 2011.
30 In the coach looking in the direction of Le Vigan. 21 June 2011.
31 The draisine which would previously have been a track maintenance vehicle. 21 June 2011.
32 Looking uphill from Ste-Eulalie-de-Cernon station. 21 June 2011.
33 Ste-Eulalie-de-Cernon from the viaduct west of the station. 21 June 2011.