Saturday, 14 September 2013

Under steam again

After a serious accident with steam locomotive the "Mistral" (241P17, which is a 482 locomotive) in August 2011 the machine has been out of service for repairs. In April 2013 there was a successful trial run, and since then the train regularly steams through Burgundy. Port of departure is always Le Creusot, and the destinations for this year are respectively Nevers, Belfort, Metz, Aix-les-Bains and Switzerland.

The Mistral at Rully
The trip to Aix-les-Bains follows this itinerary : Le Creusot - Changy - Chalon-sur-Saône - Tournus - Bourg-en-Bresse - Aix-les-Bains, where the train always passes underneath a viaduct near Rully. From this viaduct the spectator has a good view on the train which is approaching from the North.
You have to get up quite early (Rully is one hours driving away from La Tuilerie de Chazelle), but it is certainly worth the trip!

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