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Tourist and Minor Railways

Centre-Val de Loire

Le Blanc Argent
Blanc Argent railcar leaving Romorantin
(Photo © Jacky Liennard)

Ø year round service; seasonal (mainly summer); Δ seasonal (mainly winter); § regular service trains on lines of special tourist interest
V (vapeur) steam locomotives; D diesel locomotives; A (autorails) diesel railcars; E electric
N standard gauge (1435mm); M metre gauge (1000mm); E other narrow gauge (E60 600mm, E50 500mm, ...)
R with rack throughout, r with rack sections

Le Blanc-Argent
اAM Salbris to Valençay (56km). Although no longer promoted as a tourist service, the line has considerable tourist potential. A further 11km section from Valençay to Luçay-le-Mâle is not currently operating, a replacement bus service is provided. This section may be transferred to the Train du Bas-Berry at some future date (Site in French, unsolicited audio on website)
Chemin de Fer Touristique de Pithiviers
VDE60 Pithiviers (Museum of Transport) to Bellebat (4km)
Le Train du Bas-Berry
VDAM Luçay-le-Mâle to Argy (27.8km), the principal station being at Écueillé.
Train de Rillé
VE60 alongside the Lac de Rillé, west of Tours (2.5km) (Site in French)
Train Touristique de la Vallée du Loir
AN over the SNCF freight line between Thoré-la-Rochette and Trôo (18km) (Site in French)


Vélorail du Pays Chartrain
Pont sous Gallardon to Coltainville (6.5km) (Site in French)
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