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3rd Rail Festival - Longueau

3rd Rail Festival - Longueau

Saturday 1 October 2016 - 10:00 to Sunday 2 October 2016 - 18:00

Centenary of the Great War

The French railway company showed just how useful it could be during the war. In addition to transporting troops and supplies, the railways could also carry heavy weaponry, clothing, parcels, horses and food to the front.

Longueau thus became of great importance for logistics, with the railway station receiving 172 trains on a regular basis in order to meet the needs of the front. Solders from all over the world crossed through the stations of Amiens and Longueau, as they went to and from the front. Some left the front on leave, others were wounded and were being evacuated to the nearest hospitals.

On the 1st and 2nd October, come and learn more about this important part of our history!

Programme:
- 60 exhibition and sales stands, including:
models, miniature railway, photographs, films, post office stamps, dioramas, documents, and poems, etc.
- Miniature train for children
- Exhibition of vintage cars
- Models from the Mulhouse Museum
- Exhibition of railway equipment
- 1916 military camp

Please follow the signs to the car parks
A train will travel between Longueau and the car parks throughout the day

Opening hours:
Saturday: 10am to 10pm
Sunday: 10am to 6pm

Free admission
For more information, please visit: http://arpdo.free.fr

 

Venue of event: 
La Rotonde du dépot SNCF
Rue Pierre Sémard
80330 Longueau