Le Train des Plantations

Le Train des Plantations
Les Rails de la Canne à Sucre
Le Train des Plantations par l’Association 'Les Rails de la Canne à Sucre' (OpenStreetMap).png
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Heritage train in a banana plantation
Technical
Line length2.5 kilometres (1.6 mi)
Track gauge3 feet 10 inches (1,168 mm)
Route map
km
0.0 Rhum Museum, Saint James Distillerie
Bailey bridge
Bailey bridge
2.5 Banana Museum

Le Train des Plantations of the Les Rails de la Canne à Sucre association is a 2.5 kilometres (1.6 mi) long, privately owned heritage railway with Usine Sainte-Marie's (USM's) original gauge of 3 feet 10 inches (1,168 mm) in Sainte-Marie in Martinique.[1][2]

Location

Heritage train in a sugarcane plantation

The narrow gauge train runs from Rhum Museum at the Saint James Distillery in Sainte-Marie through sugarcane and banana plantations over two Bailey bridges to the Banana Museum.

Operation

The heritage train is operated by an enthusiastic team of retired employees of RATP, SNCF, the police and the post Tuesday to Saturday from 9:30 to 13:30.

Locomotives

A Davenport diesel locomotive Moïse with a 232 hp Deutz engine was salvaged from the bed of the Cherry River (Rivière Cerise).[3]

030-T Corpet steam locomotive

A Corpet-Louvet six-wheeler steam locomotive with works No 1701 of 1925 is exhibited in a well preserved but non-functional condition at Saint James station.[4]

External links

  • www.traindesplantations-rcs.fr (Official Website)
  • Victor Monier: You-Tube Video: Le petit train de l'habitation Saint James
  • Jacques Mathou: You-Tube Video: Le train des plantations (extraits)

References

  1. ^ Thomas Kautzor: The Railways of Martinique 2013.
  2. ^ Thomas Kautzor: The Railways of Martinique 2014.
  3. ^ Le Train des Plantations - Bienvenue sur le site de l'association Les Rails de la Canne à Sucre. Retrieved 18 August 2018.
  4. ^ La distillerie Saint-James et le Train des Plantations.

Coordinates: 14°47′01″N 60°59′54″W / 14.7836889°N 60.9984647°W / 14.7836889; -60.9984647

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