The Mastrou

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The Mastrou
Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, August 22, 2004 4:35 PM
Can anyone tell me about the Mastrou in Southern France?

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Posted by coalminer3 on Monday, August 23, 2004 9:21 AM
I believe you might be thinking about the Mistral. You should be able to do a web search and find out what you need.

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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, August 23, 2004 10:13 AM
The Mastrau is in southern France, and a different train than the Mistral. All I know from the web searches I have done is that it is a beautiful steam engine that takes a tour of the french countryside of Ardeche. I would love any further info....like, were there any models made of this engine? Or has anyone actually taken this tour? My french is so-so and it can be a little difficult to find more on the subject......I have found several great images of it in Google, I think I may just have to drum up the moola to see it for myself[:)]
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Posted by egmurphy on Monday, August 23, 2004 11:53 AM
Back on page 3 of this forum (in June) someone posted another message and a link to this train, see:
http://www.trains.com/community/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=18019

I didn't check the link but you might contact that poster for more info.

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Posted by coalminer3 on Tuesday, August 24, 2004 9:54 AM
I learn something new every day. The Mastrou is, indeed, a time machine. I found several sites by searching on Dogpile. My French is rusty, but it started coming back as I read through the information. One of the sites said the Mastrou is a narrow gauge operation, but it was hard to tell from looking at the pictures. egmurphy is correct; beautiful train and beautiful country, structures, bridges, etc.

One tour that looked especially interesting was a combintion boat ride and rail trip...oh well, maybe in my next life.

BTW, there are sites with several other tourist operations in France, also on Dogpile. They all look interesting.

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