Photographer's Note

One more shot token in Brélidy-Plouëc train station on the railway from Guingamp to Paimpol in Côtes d'Armor department. I made a few searches on internet to know more about this rail vehicle : I found this vehicle with beautiful eyes is a draisine, a vehicle equipped to transport crew and material necessary for the maintenance of railway.

This draisine was used on Réseau Breton (i.e. Breton Network). Réseau Breton was a metre gauge railway built in late 19th / early 20th century to desserve the centre of Brittany. The hub of the system was Carhaix (Finistère). It had 5 lines to Paimpol (via Guingamp), Morlaix, Camaret-sur-Mer (via Châteaulin), Rosporden and La Brohinière (via Loudéac). Its total length was 426 kilometres, which made it one of the biggest auxiliary networks in France. The lines closed in 1967, excepting the one from Guingamp to Paimpol which was converted to standard gauche and which is still in use today.

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