Trains are historic link to Great War trenches

The Vallée de l'Ouche steam railway travels 7.5km

A RAILWAY station in the middle of Burgundy, just off the A6 autoroute du Soleil, is hosting an exhibition marking the centenary of the First World War and rekindling memories of the giant railway- mounted artillery that could launch shells over 30km.

  The Chemin de Fer de la Vallée de l’Ouche steam railway has a display of military rolling stock and other Great War material including documents, photos and scale models as well as the chance to ride on a train that actually saw service.

An army of 60 volunteers from all over the world, including the UK, US and Switzer­land, keeps the trains running on narrow-gauge 60cm track that was the mainstay ...

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