Instead here are some images relating to the area of France known as "Le Midi".
I had always imagined that Le Midi was in the middle of France - but it refers to the south.
|A map of the railway regions of France before the SNCF unified everything.|
The following text and pictures about Le Midi has been lifted from a truly fantastic blog called, "Transpress NZ"
Here's the link:
Former Midi BB electric in the Gare de la Tour de Carol, France
Final withdrawal: 1997
Tension: 1500 Volts DC
Traction motors: 4 x M1 Alsthom
Output (continuous): 1,210 kW
Total weight: 80 tonnes
Total length: 11.85 metres
Maximum speed: 75 km/h
The la Tour de Carol/Enveitg station (altitude 1,231 metres) is notable for being one of the few places in the world where railways of three different track gauges meet: the standard gauge line from Toulouse (see earlier post), the narrow gauge line to Villefranche-Vernet-les-Bains, known as Le Petit Train Jaune de Cerdagne, and the broad gauge Spanish line from Barcelona.
|a forecourt view from the 1960s of the station|
|an SNCF holiday camp near the track|
|The French standard gauge track - to the left just visible is the Spanish broad gauge track and to the right over the platform is the metre gauge Petit Train Jaune de Cerdagne track|
|in the centre are railway workers houses|
|Carol is the name of the river, and here are towers - Tours - one of which must be the origin of the name.|
SOMETHING WRONG WITH THE PRESENTATION IN THE FOLLOWING SECTIONS OF TEXT!! DON'T KNOW WHY.