Petit Train Jaune

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Petit Train Jaune

Post by groslard » Wed 12 Mar 2008 09:44

Can any of you Roussillon folk tell me anything useful about this train? Like times, fares etc. The SNCF site sends me round in circles, tells me about strikes which may be happening but never actually cuts to the chase with anything as useful as a time table. If anyone has been on it, is it worth the trip? Are there better places to get on/off, or should you just do the whole trip. If doing whole trip is there anything to see at the end?
If anyone could get a leaflet from local tourist office and post it I'd be grateful: it's for a friend who lives in Tarn et Garonne

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Post by carol sheridan » Wed 12 Mar 2008 10:05

I went all the way from Mont Louis (not quite the terminal) to Villefranche and it was magnificent. You go over very high viaducts and through stunning scenery. You should be able to get a 2008 timetable at most tourist offices in the area.
Both Mont Louis and Villefranche are lovely, ancient towns and it is well worth spending an hour or two there - you could get a morning train and have lunch in one of them and take an afternoon train back.

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Post by blackduff » Wed 12 Mar 2008 11:53

Groslard
We had a fairly extended thread about the yellow train. Maybe someone here might remember the name of the post. I'll have a look too.

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Post by blackduff » Wed 12 Mar 2008 11:56

http://forum.anglophone-direct.com/ftopic2587.php

There might be a bit more of information on this thread.

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Post by carol sheridan » Wed 12 Mar 2008 13:54

I picked up the new timetable at the tourist office in Elne this morning. It looks pretty easy to use.

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Post by groslard » Wed 12 Mar 2008 14:46

Thanks a lot everybody

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Post by carol sheridan » Wed 12 Mar 2008 15:44

I would anyone going on the little train to take a jacket or jumper, even on the warmest day. It gets pretty chilly on top of those high viaducts.

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Post by sue and paul » Wed 12 Mar 2008 17:24

We have scanned our 2008 (up to July) Train Jaune timetable into 'My Documents and settings'. If anyone knows how to get this onto the forum, and will tell me, I'll post it :)

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Post by Roger O » Wed 12 Mar 2008 18:45

I seem to remember, way back in Dec 2005 when we were looking for stuff on our hard disks to use for atavars, that it was not possible to insert anything unless from a website. That would mean you'd have to upload it to something like an online album of webshots http://www.webshots.com/ - which is what I did with the photo** I use as atavar - then include the URL link on your forum post to get it from there and download onto the hard disk of any member PC accessing the link.

It makes sense really because this site obviously can't "reverse access" anyone's own PC hard disk (presumably not even "knowing the" IP address) and import the doc from there directly. If this has changed in the meantime, it would be nice to know.. but it could be a bit dangerous!!!

Theoretically one should be able to insert such docs (e.g. adobe.pdf or word.doc) as attachments to PMs and send them via that channel (as used for emails) to whomever asked, but I think the infrastructure and mechanism of the PM setup precludes this also?? At least it used to and I haven't tried lately.

Having said that, it obviously is possible to store material (such as the standard list of offered atavars and all the other stuff like adverts and articles) on the server, but it would need an administrator's intervention to receive an email attachment sent to Kate and she would have to insert it on the site. DIY insertion not possible by forum members directly, otherwise, imagine some of the things we would find in the little boxes!!!
http://outdoors.webshots.com/photo/2530 ... 6552uXukig

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Post by sue and paul » Thu 13 Mar 2008 00:42

Thanks Roger. I'll give it a try, but I feel as though I've just entered a long dark tunnel !! :shock: :shock:
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Post by Kate » Thu 13 Mar 2008 09:22

urrgggghhhh! Brain overload, brain overload (to be read in a Dalek voice!!)

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Post by groslard » Thu 13 Mar 2008 10:02

On another Forum I have to post a link to my photo collection on Photobucket: like this

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Which is a photo of My New Year's lunch...
or this: Image
Les Anglais en France :shock:

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Post by sue and paul » Thu 13 Mar 2008 11:23

Les Anglais en France Shocked

I take it that is REALLY your car GL? You could have a queue of customers in Fr to buy that plate :lol: :lol:

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Post by groslard » Thu 13 Mar 2008 12:42

Alas no.
I have no luck in business...
But the point was that you open an account at somewhere like Photobucket, upload any photo you wish to post, then just post the link on here.

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Post by Steve&Julie » Mon 07 Apr 2008 23:25

Re Train Jaune - we tried to go on it a Sunday and found that if you don't get the late morning one, there is not enough time to get off and walk around anywhere for more than 20 minutes before you have to come back or you get stranded! They are much more infrequent on Sundays and the one we went for was cancelled that day. We ended up not going and went to Prades and CastleNou instead.

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