• Equipment on Latour de Carol - Barcelona

    From Ulf.Kutzner@web.de@21:1/5 to All on Mon Sep 28 06:01:39 2020
    Am Dienstag, 21. Oktober 2003 21:47:30 UTC+2 schrieb Marc Van Dyck:
    "Erwan David" avait prétendu :

    The gauges crosses each other at the mid of the station and platform.
    Broad stops at the north (!!) part of the platform and standard at the south
    part (!).

    Are you sure that standard gauge track to Puigcerda is not still here,
    even if unused ?

    Last time I was there, there were two parralel tracks,
    one normal gauge, one braod, only the broad one was
    used in regular service, but that year SNCF ran an
    weekly excursion train for tourists on this line
    from Ax-Les Thermes to Puigcerda, so I had the chance
    to ride the normal gauge track. SNCF people at Latour
    de Carol commented that it was indeed very unusual.

    That must have happened about 10 years ago.

    I read the standard gauge entry into Puigcerdà has
    been blocked meanwhile.

    Well, the broad RENFE gauge had been converted from
    1,5 to 3 kV while SNCF standard gauge requires 1,5 kV
    in that region.

    Regards, ULF

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