Causse du Larzac railway 20-23 June 2011

A look at the Tournemire-Roquefort to Le Vigan line as far a l'Hospitalade
larzac  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'. larzac-000  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. larzac-009  Tournemire-Roquefort station looking in need of some attention. Once the station boasted an overall roof. 21 June 2011.
larzac-000a  Looking north at Tournemire-Roquefort station. The trains for Le Vigan ran from the bay now occupied by departmental vehicles. 20 June 2011. larzac-000b  The white building is what remains of the depot at Tournemire. 20 June 2011. larzac-000c  Departmental vehicles in the branch bay at Tournemire. 20 June 2011.
larzac-000e  The branch and yard is on the right with la Ligne des Causses on the right. 20 June 2011. larzac-000f  Looking north at the point la Ligne des Causses and the Le Vigan routes part. 21 June 2011. larzac-000g  Looking back from the branch into Tournemire station. The wires over this section of railway can't see much use. 21 June 2011.
larzac-002  These points protect, or at least would have, Tournemire station from run aways down the gradient. 21 June 2011. larzac-003  There may be no trains but the trackbed is kept clear in this view looking towards Tournemire tunnel. 21 June 2011. larzac-004  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.
larzac-005  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. larzac-006  A crack in the viaduct at Ste-Eulalie-de-Cernon. 21 June 2011. larzac-007  I wonder what is up there then..... 21 June 2011.
larzac-008  The road up to Ste-Eulalie-de-Cernon station, home of the velo-rail. 21 June 2011. larzac-010  Ste-Eulalie-de-Cernon viaduct looking towards Tournemire. 21 June 2011. larzac-011  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.
larzac-012  Ste-Eulalie-de-Cernon viaduct. 21 June 2011. larzac-013  At Ste-Eulalie-de-Cernom station. The Velo-Rail runs in two direction from here. 21 June 2011. larzac-014  Looking towards Tournemire at Ste-Eulalie-de-Cernon. 21 June 2011.
larzac-015  Ste-Eulalie-de-Cernon station's nicely restored building. 21 June 2011. larzac-016  Velo-Rail and Velo-Rail turntable at Ste-Eulalie-de-Cernon. 21 June 2011. larzac-017  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.
larzac-018  At Ste-Eulalie-de-Cernon with the Velo-Rail in front of the draisine and coach. 21 June 2011. larzac-019  A Velo-rail. 21 June 2011. larzac-020  Getting ready for the off on a very hot afternoon at Ste-Eulalie-de-Cernon. 21 June 2011.
larzac-021  Ste-Eulalie-de-Cernon station. 21 June 2011. larzac-022  Draisine and coach at Ste-Eulalie-de-Cernon. 21 June 2011. larzac-023  In the coach looking in the direction of Le Vigan. 21 June 2011.
larzac-024  The draisine which would previously have been a track maintenance vehicle. 21 June 2011. larzac-025  Looking uphill from Ste-Eulalie-de-Cernon station. 21 June 2011. larzac-026  Ste-Eulalie-de-Cernon from the viaduct west of the station. 21 June 2011.
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