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Saint-Mandé 2012
January 28-29th, 2012
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3-trucks Shay #10 in action on the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine RR. See also my Blog (in French). Special Report on Saint-Mandé 2012, the first model railway exhibition of the year in Paris area.

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What's on these pages?
These pages are dedicated to one of my center of interest: railways (or "railroads" for our friends from across the Atlantic) and model railways. Unlike most mainstream railfans, my preference goes to "on the fringe" railways: mostly disused, abandoned, long forgotten railways (especially underground) and in railway experiments such as pneumatic railways, cable hauled tramways, early systems of electric traction, etc.

Like many railfans, I am also a railway modeller with a special interest in narrow gauge railways in On3, On30, On18, Sn3, HOn3, Nn3 and HOe scales.

Information contained in these pages are coming from a variety of sources including books and videos from my personal library, as well as information gathered on the Net from Usenet, Forums and Web pages.

Tip o' the hat:
To the following individuals who have constantly supported this site from its early developments in 1998:

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And now in English!

Railway Videos:
Some railway videos/are available under different media formats.

Latest addition is:
Lost Subways:

More to come:

  • Kingsway tunnel, Holborn, London.
  • US domain: Cincinnati (OH), Los Angeles (CA), Rochester (NY).
Forgotten tunnels:

Strange railways:

Narrow Gauge railways:

Railway Modelling:

Standard gauge railways:


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