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Quercy Rail

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Quercy Rail

Does anyone know if Quercy Rail is still in existance and running?

We've been told about it and as we'll be in the vacinity in early September 2011, we would like to try it.

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Albufeira, Portugal
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1. Re: Quercy Rail

Doesn't look like it




But this seems to contradict! Or is it a different one?



Edited: 02 August 2011, 18:45
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2. Re: Quercy Rail

Sadly it hasn't been running for several years. There are rumours that it may be turned into a cycle track but there is nothing happening at the moment. For similar views, drive along the road from Cahors to Cajarc, the D662, and make sure you make time to visit St Cirq Lapopie and Cajarc. This is a beautiful area and there are lots of lovely places to visit, from old bastide towns to the caves at Pech Merle. Bonnes vacances, Caroline. www.chezcaroline.net

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3. Re: Quercy Rail

The line is closed. Has been for many years past. Track and infrastructure is still present although some bridges have been removed. There are plans to turn the route into a cycle path.

Cahors, France
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It's a pity as it could have been a great tourist attraction. But when it was running it wasn't all that wonderful. The steel carriages with no a/c were swelteringly hot in summer, tree growth either side of the track hid what would have otherwise been stunning views and the huge number of manual level crossings requiring a man to get off the train to hold up the traffic made for extremely slow progress.

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5. Re: Quercy Rail

No, thankfully it's a thing of the past. It was not a pleasant experience.

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6. Re: Quercy Rail

Just wondering if you could advise if the train bridge between Bouzies and Pasturat is available for use by walkers or have they blocked the bridge off? From pictures it certainly looks useable. We will be walking GR 651 this spring, considering this route as a short cut.


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