The topics of this blog are Armand-Jean du Plessis, Cardinal Duke of Richelieu, and the IDEAL CITY built on his command next to his magnificent CHÂTEAU on the borders of Touraine, Anjou and Poitou, in France.

Monday, 29 August 2016

Railway demolitions for the new 'Voie Verte' - green pathway - between Richelieu and Chinon

a huge pile of old sleepers

former railway line rails

the engine shed, shed of its tracks

the empty locomotive shed

the last remaining item, a double-decker carriage

the station and demolitions underway

la gare

a new business is in preparation
cycle rentals



Susan said...

I noticed last time I was up your way that the track was up and the trackway being neatened in preparation for the voie verte. I will definitely be walking it once it's done and the bicycle hire should do well.

Anonymous said...

Wonder what happened to the steam locomotive and the carriages

Abbé Henri Proust said...

I think I was told they have been transferred to the steam railway centre at nearby Thouars, once a great centre of SNCF in the Loire region.

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