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Brittany, France: The Reseau Breton comes alive (well almost)

Discussion in 'International Heritage Railways/Tramways' started by Legrandanglais, Dec 2, 2011.

  1. Legrandanglais

    Legrandanglais New Member

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    The metre gauge railway that ran through the centre of Brittany is being re-created at Gouarec, 22570, Cote d'Armor. It is planned initially to run from Gare de Gouarec to Halte de Bon Repos, a distance of 4.1km on most of the original trackbed. There is a possibility that an extension to Mur de Bretagne may be created at sometime in the future.
    The ACBR will be a mix of 60cm & Metre Gauge. The Reseau Breton Museum being created at the Gare de Gouarec.
    There is an active thread on this site:

    http://railways.national-preservati...1382-brittany-new-narrow-gauge-60cm-line.html

    also a Blog on the French Metre Gauge site:

    Les Forums de Passions Métrique et Etroite !! • Afficher le sujet - La renaissance du Réseau Breton en touristique
     
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    Any updates? :whistle:

    Either with the Railway or the Lac?:fish2:

    Not much seems to be appearing on the French site.
     
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    In response to several enquiries - the project is hibernating for the winter - too cold and wet on site.
    I will keep you updated as and when things next happen - when the workers eventualy come out of the warm :wink:
    Happy New Year!
     
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    Next Site work date = 3 March at Halte de Bon Repos
     
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    The ACBR is starting to lay track at the Halte de Bon Repos.... Sleepers finally arrived on August 8th for the Metre Gauge section - to be laid in the shallow cutting in front of the shed in preparation for the arrival of the Swiss Coach later this month.

    A 200M section of Pechot track (as used in WW1 trench systems) is to be laid from Bon Repos toward Caurel to accommodate the 60cm gauge stock.

    ACBR has its own website: Accueil - Site de bonrepos !
     
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    Bringing you all up to date...

    Christian Labetoul has has about 1 km of 60cm gauge track, but with long sleepers so that a 3rd rail metre gauge can be laid.
    There is quite a nice collection of Railwayana at Bon Repos Halt. He has won his battle with DDR (French Departmental Roads) and WILL be laying track on the Canal Side of the D2164 (previously the N164 now bypasses the area). It will be Track shared with, Cycle Track and Footpath. Looks like he may get his hands on Guarec Station now theTourist Board has moved out.
    Christian has lost most of the Volunteer workforce due to chaotic its a meter gauge, no rip it up and go 60cm - no we will go back to our first idea of mixed gauge.
    Has a chap from the resurected Vivarais line managing a Polish?? workforce.
    The Departement Cote D'armor has given him a lot of Euros to create a Tourist Railway.....
     
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