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ALAIN DELASSUS

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Re: AMTP in Pithiviers, France
« Reply #15 on: December 16, 2017, 05:30:23 PM »
Sorry have trouble inserting hyperlink. I'm gonna try again let's hope it works out

amtp-cfpithiviers.com

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Re: AMTP in Pithiviers, France
« Reply #16 on: December 17, 2017, 03:12:15 AM »
Alain,

Thank you for the information.  I went to the two areas you recommended and learned more.  Unfortunately I could only appreciate the photos at the web site because I cannot speak or understand French.  I am looking forward to any more information.

Bernie

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Re: AMTP in Pithiviers, France
« Reply #17 on: December 17, 2017, 04:28:08 AM »
Oui.

ALAIN DELASSUS

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Re: AMTP in Pithiviers, France
« Reply #18 on: December 23, 2017, 12:49:32 PM »
Hi!
I don't forget you but I'm a bit busy these days around. In January I'm gonna start to tell you the story of the A.M.T.P and of course the one of the Tramway de Pithiviers à Toury( T.P.T.) well known as the Decau  for Decauville the company that started it up in1892.

Happy Holydays !

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Re: AMTP in Pithiviers, France
« Reply #19 on: December 25, 2017, 02:38:35 AM »
Joyeux Noel !

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Re: AMTP in Pithiviers, France
« Reply #20 on: December 30, 2017, 01:24:24 PM »
Hi John,

Merci et Joyeux Réveillon du Jour de L'An!

ALAIN DELASSUS

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Re: AMTP in Pithiviers, France
« Reply #21 on: January 01, 2018, 05:22:35 PM »
Hi folks,
Well, at the bottom of all this I mean AMTP there were the TPT (Tramway de Pithiviers à Toury)and two for non profit organisations  called FACS (fédération des amis des chemins de fer secondaires) and AMTUIR ( association du musée des transports urbains et inter-urbains ). Google them for further information.
The TPT closed down in December 1964 after the last sugarbeets campaign and the main and branch lines  started to be dismantled.
But a few members of those both non for profit associations that often came in Pithiviers to watch and took photos of this endearing two-footer decided on saving a part of it. They got in touch with the  Loiret branch of the French National Department of Bridges and Roads ( Administration des ponts et chaussées) that ran the TPT. and the "Préfet" of the Loiret . After quite a lot of meetings  and mails and the funding of the AMTP in January 1966 the" Département du Loiret " gave to the AMTP 2miles of the main line from Pithiviers on, the TPT railroad facilities in that town, 2 steam locomotives , a rail car and a few freight cars.
I'll go on telling  you the AMTP story  soon.

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Re: AMTP in Pithiviers, France
« Reply #22 on: January 19, 2018, 06:08:37 AM »
Hi folks.
I don't forget you. I've been far away from home for a while enjoying both dramatic volcanoes and a now famous false alarm.   I'm leaving for northern France. I'll continue the AMTP story as soon I'm back you can bank on it. By the way don't hesitate to visit my fb Alain Delassus alias Uncle Scrooge there are quite a lot of pics about the AMTP. I guess you'll find it easily.
See you soon !