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Le petit vermandois

A cache by Maxxtro02 Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 08/17/2008
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
2.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

Cache traditionnelle contenant des petits sujets d'échange à échange

!Nous sommes en fin d'année 1976, un groupe de picards du Vermandois - amis des chemins de fer - se forme afin de préserver les derniers vestiges roulants du chemin de fer d'entre-deux guerres et plus particulièrement de la compagnie des chemins de fer du Nord. A cette époque la SNCF n'autorisait pas la création de chemin de fer touristique sur ses lignes, des démarches furent alors entamées pour exploiter la ligne départementale St-Quentin - Origny-Ste-Benoîte, exploitée par la Régie des Transports de l'Aisne (RTA)… Ainsi est né le Chemin de Fer Touristique du Vermandois le 1er janvier 1977 ! (visit link)
The CFTV currently possesses two steam locomotives at the time of writing (May 2006), these being 030T3, which is in service, and 140C314, which is currently undergoing inspection and repair to allow its further use on the lines of the SNCF.

030T3 is an 0-6-0 side tank which was built by Fives-Lille (works no. 4828) in 1933 using parts from an older locomotive. The locomotive was used by the Iwuy sugar mill to serve its connection to the main line. In 1978 the locomotive was acquired by the CFTV which replaced the steam brake with air brake equipment to enable the engine to handle passenger trains.

140C314 is a 2-8-0 tender locomotive built in 1917 by North British (works no: 21651) for the Chemin de Fer de l’Etat. During the Second World War the locomotive was requisitioned by the Germans being returned to France in 1950. Following repair the locomotive worked until the 1970s, being one of the last steam locomotives in service on the SNCF. The locomotive was acquired by the CFTV in 1994 and, in addition to service on the CFTV, has also made occasional forays onto the SNCF main lines on excursions and for filming purposes.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Erfgrm fhe yn ibvr sreeér,yn pnpur fr gebhir nh cvrq q'ha neoer qbhoyr

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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