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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.

These pages are provided on an "as is" basis. All mistakes are mine and I will be happy to correct them. There is also a lot of question marks in these pages and I will appreciate any feedback (please use my Contact Page. All contributions will be duly acknowledged.

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

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Lost Subways:

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  • Kingsway tunnel, Holborn, London.
  • US domain: Cincinnati (OH), Los Angeles (CA), Rochester (NY).
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Special Report
Saint-Mandé, 2012 issue
Saint-Mandé, France
January 28th-29th, 2012

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35th anniversary

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Special Report:
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Special Report

Villebon sur Yvette, France
November 25t-27th, 2005

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Special Report
RMB Gennevilliers 2005
Gennevilliers, France
March 15th-16th, 2005

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Special Report
PN 160, 2005 issue
Saint-Mandé, France
January 15th-16th, 2005

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