The International Steam Pages
Chemin de Fer Chanteraines, June 2017
Thomas Kautzor paid a flying visit to the line on 8th September 2013
which needs to be read in conjunction with what follows..
On 6th June 2017, I stopped at the C.F. des Chanteraines in Villeneuve-la-Garenne (CFC, 93), where 0-4-0T N-03 VINCENT (Decauville 5.5t 879/1914) was being repainted at the end of its overhaul, which started in 09/2014. It will be put back into service later this summer following a visit by the boiler inspector, which will give the railway four operational steam locos. The other three are:
0-6-0T N-06 (Decauville 8t 1770/1920);
0-4-0T N-18 LA BOUILLOTTE (Decauville 5.5t 869/1914);
0-6-0T N-19 (O&K 50hp 7429/1914, boiler from O&K 0-4-0T 40hp 5729/1913).
This leaves another two steam locos:
0-4-0T N-13 TABAMAR (Borsig 8069/1911) has been out of service since 2015 and needs a new boiler;
0-4-0T N-12 BERTHA (O&K 40hp 1627/1905), is owned by the Departement of Seine-Saint-Denis, which has recently agreed to pay for its retube (estimated at EUR 12,000).
The ex-War Departement Alco 2-6-2T at Tacot des Lacs (TdL, 77), obtained from Froissy a few years ago, is currently under overhaul as well, with its boiler also at Israel Newton in the U.K.
This is the railway's Plymouth diesel.
This is their Socofer diesel.