Monday, January 15, 2018

Monday 15 January - Rain Day

The forecast was for rain by midday and it was quite heavy. We declared a rain day. They finally took away the car with the flat tire this morning.  It may have been abandoned. Within two minutes of its removal there was another car in its place.

I decided to go over to the Gare d'Austerlitz to see what was happening
At Villiers station there is an underground flyunder where line 3 runs under line 2. Here a line 3 train towards Levallois is beginning the descent below the line 2.  A flyunder completely underground cannot be too common.
A single current nez cassee locomotive

A Sybic (dual voltage)
The station is very little used, compared to the other Paris termini, yet there is extensive rebuilding and extension going on so there must be plans to greater use in the future

Two tracks in the new section. The point lever is used to throw manually the crossover to release locomotives

Corto Maltese
Corto Maltese is an Italian adventure comics series, created by Hugo Pratt in 1967. It features an enigmatic sea captain who lives in the first three decades of the 20th century. The comics are highly praised as some of the most artistic and literary graphic novels ever written. This was used to promote the station.

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