Finist Re: R Seau Breton, AR Men, Chemin de Fer Des C Tes-Du-Nord, Chemin de Fer Du Finist Re, Parc Naturel R Gional DArmorique, Source Wikipedia

ISBN: 9781157034414

Published: August 13th 2011

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108 pages


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Finist Re: R Seau Breton, AR Men, Chemin de Fer Des C Tes-Du-Nord, Chemin de Fer Du Finist Re, Parc Naturel R Gional DArmorique,  by  Source Wikipedia

Finist Re: R Seau Breton, AR Men, Chemin de Fer Des C Tes-Du-Nord, Chemin de Fer Du Finist Re, Parc Naturel R Gional DArmorique, by Source Wikipedia
August 13th 2011 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 108 pages | ISBN: 9781157034414 | 7.63 Mb

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 30. Chapters: R seau Breton, Ar Men, Chemin de Fer des C tes-du-Nord, Chemin de Fer du Finist re, Parc naturel rMorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 30. Chapters: R seau Breton, Ar Men, Chemin de Fer des C tes-du-Nord, Chemin de Fer du Finist re, Parc naturel r gional dArmorique, le Vierge, Tristan Island, Cornouaille, Tramways lectrique du Finist re, Bigouden, le de Sein, Pont-Aven School, Aber Wrach, Goulet de Brest, Qu lern, Fort de Bertheaume, Pointe du Raz, Gl nan islands, Pointe de Pen-Hir, Point Penmarch, Baie des Tr pass s, Urban Community of Brest, le Ronde, Brest, Odet, R servoir Saint-Michel, Ell, le dArun, le de Tibidy, Isole, La ta, Pointe de Corsen, Radio Kerne, Pointe du Van, Camaret Bay, le de T r nez.

Excerpt: The R seau Breton (RB) is a standard gauge, and former metre gauge railway in Finist re, France, with a few kilometres of line in C tes du Nord, Ille-et-Vilaine and Morbihan. The hub of the system was Carhaix. The metre gauge lines were built with the capacity to be easily converted to standard gauge if necessary. Brittany in the mid nineteenth century was a largely agricultural area. the quarrying of slate and granite also took place.

Forests in inland areas had previously supplied timber for construction of buildings and shipbuilding at the larger coastal ports, but this industry had largely declined as the source material was exhausted and the land turned over to agriculture.

Apart from roads, the first transportation system constructed in Brittany was the Canal de Nantes Brest, started in 1811 and completed in 1842. Although the canal could carry high volumes of freight, it was slow, relying on horse-drawn barges. The first standard gauge railways in Brittany were the Chemin de Fer de Paris Orl ans (CF PO) line from Paris to Quimper, which was completed in 1863 and the Chemins de Fer de lOuest (CF de lOuest) line from Paris to Brest, which was completed in 1865. The CF PO built a line from Quimper to Ch teaulin and Landerneau, wher...



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