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Another Forgotten Tramway
15/08/17

The Tramways of West Dauphiny.
Lyon-Monplaisir to Saint Marcellin and La Côte Saint André to Le Grand Lemps.

This tramway, 119 kms long, is the biggest part of the old network. It started in the Rhône in one of Lyons old tramway garages, crossed the Isère, the Bièvre plain and the Chambaran to finish at the foot of the Vercors mountains. The journey took almost 9 hours, if all went well. For the return, it took more than twelve hours. To make the journey now, it would be rather complicated, but possible, using the Transisere buses.
For me, the journey was very long, almost a year, with as means of transport the car, Google Streetview, the multitude of websites and old postcards. I invite you to follow me in my big adventure by clicking on the picture of the Pinguely 030T at the TDI station of Saint Georges d'Espèranche in the Isère.
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New Photo Album
01/09/16

The Chartreuse Regional Nature Park
Saint Étienne de Crossey

On the road from Voiron to the Chartreuse mountains, you will find Sainte Etienne de Crossey guarding the entrance to the gorges which are an obligatory passage. However, the village is not without interest, first from a geological point of view. As in a lot of valleys here, marshes and then bogs were formed. The "Lake Dauphin" is formed by an artificial dam in such a swamp. Here we are in beautiful dauphinois scenery. If you listen carefully you may hear the whistle of the VSB ghost tram that once passed through the village and the gorges.
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New Photo Album
17/08/16

The Vercors facing Grenoble.
from Ezy to Montaud

On the road from Grenoble to Valence if you take the road to Ezy from the pretty little village of Noyarey, at the end, is a foot path to the village of Montaud. From here, there are magnificent views of the Chartreuse in front , the Isère valley below and the Grenoble "Y" formed by the confluence of the Drac and Isère behind us.
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