Chemin de Fer des Côtes du Nord
For railway enthusiasts
Historic site and monument, Museum, Transportation
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On the outskirts of Saint-Brieuc, an association called the "Chemins de Fer des Côtes-du-Nord" has brought the golden age of rail travel in Brittany back to life with a period tramway and a collection of historic material.With its 452 km of metric gauge tracks, the Côtes d’Armor's former departmental network used to be one of the most extensive rail networks in France. For the last 20 years, railway buffs have been going full steam ahead to keep its memory alive. In Langueux, they've reconstructed a little vintage train, the Boutdeville tramway. Passengers travel round an 800 m loop in little open carriages, going between the association's premises and La Briqueterie museum. The former houses Brittany's largest collection of railway artefacts, including a number of items that are listed Historic Monuments. The latter, developed around the remains of a former tileworks, traces the social and economic history of Saint-Brieuc Bay. It tells you about salt marshes, ceramics, shellfish gathering, market gardening... and of course, locomotives!
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