La Baraque (Puy-de-Dome)

La Baraque (S/m)

During my holidays in France I visited an exhibition about the former meter gauge railway from Clermond-Ferrand to the mountaintop of the Puy de Dôme. Since the hill was too steep they choose to use an unusual system Hanscotte, to enlarge the adhesion of the locomotive.  The locomotive and wagons got four horizontal wheels. The wheels from the locomotive were driven using a complicated system; all wheels had breaks, so the locomotive was always on the  front of the train.

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