Musée des tramways à vapeur et des chemins de fer secondaires français

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Musée des tramways à vapeur et des chemins de fer secondaires français
Musée des tramways à vapeur et des chemins de fer secondaires français is located in France
Musée des tramways à vapeur et des chemins de fer secondaires français
MTVS
Established 1976
Location Butry-sur-Oise, Val-d'Oise
Coordinates 49°05′26″N 2°12′04″E / 49.0904833°N 2.20098611°E / 49.0904833; 2.20098611
Type Railway museum
Collection size 10 steam engines
5 Diesel locotractors
27 passenger cars
Visitors 5000
President Olivier Janneau
Website MTVS museum

The Musée des tramways à vapeur et des chemins de fer secondaires français (Museum of French steam tramways and secondary railways — MTVS) is located alongside Valmondois railway station, in the small town of Butry-sur-Oise in the departement of Val-d'Oise, 30 kilometres (19 mi) north of Paris.
The museum houses a collection of railway vehicles from the former French departmental railways, preserved, restored and rebuilt by the members of an association. During the season, short trips can be made on some of the exhibits, along a metre gauge (1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in)) line, one kilometre (0.62 miles) in length, nicknamed the "Impressionists' railway".

History[edit]

Established in 1976 on the site of the former railway line from Valmondois to the town of Marines, the 'Association of the Transportation Museum of the Sausseron Valley' patiently assembled an important collection of railway vehicles from the old regional French networks. The collection has become the most important in France on the theme of secondary railways using the one metre gauge.

In 1999, the association changed its name to the Musée des Tramways à Vapeur et des chemins de fer Secondaires français.

In October 2006, the association celebrated its thirtieth anniversary.

It was once planned for the museum to be moved further northwest, to the Vexin region, where it would have had larger storage space and a longer railway line to use for its train journeys, but the project was abandoned in March 2009.[1]

During the winter of 2007-08, the terminus of the small passenger line became inaccessible when large rocks fell onto the track.[2] Journeys were restricted to the Rue de Parmain.

Since 2013 a project is under way to transfer the museum to Crèvecœur-le-Grand.

Map of the future line Crèvecœur-le-Grand and Saint-Omer-en-Chaussée.

Collection[edit]

Works plate of Corpet-Louvet N° 1679 of 1925 (Chemin de fer des Côtes-du-Nord Nº 36)
De Dion-Bouton JM4 railcar #11 currently exhibited in MTVS

It operates :

Thirty vehicles of the collection are Monuments Historiques and 2 are inscribed in the supplementary inventory of the Monuments historiques.

Steam engines[edit]

MTVS
No.
Name Wheel
type
Builder Works
No.
Year
Built
Empty weight Status Origin Notes
Nº 4 Pierre Jansen 0-4-0T SLM, Winterthur 1891 1909 13.5 t On display Mont Blanc Tramway
Nº 2 Venus 0-4-0T Corpet-Louvet 710 1898 8 t Restoration under way Company Piketty (sand pits) Distribution "Brown system" - Engine in restoration in the Steamrail.net program - Monument historique
Nº 26 0-4-0T Corpet-Louvet 1673 1927 14.8 t
020-T-26 Corpet.jpg
In storage Company « Paul Frot » (public works)
Nº 1 Le Coucou 0-4-0T John Cockerill 2691 1908 12 t In storage Forges de Gueugnon Vertical boiler
Nº 16 St Denis d'Orques 0-6-0T Ateliers du Nord de la France, Blanc-Misseron 19 1882 11 t
030T Sarthe No 16.jpg
In storage Tramways de la Sarthe
Nº 60 La Ferté Bernard 0-6-0T Ateliers du Nord de la France, Blanc-Misseron 213 1898 12.8 t
Blanc-Misseron 0-6-0T n°60
In operation Tramways de la Sarthe Monument historique
Nº 75 0-6-0T Corpet-Louvet 1234 1909
030-T-75 Corpet oct 2009.jpg
Restoration under way Tramways d'Ille-et-Vilaine Monument historique
Nº 36 Lulu 0-6-0T Corpet-Louvet 1679 1925 20.5 t
Corpet-Louvet 0-6-0T n°36
In operation Chemin de Fer des Côtes-du-Nord Monument historique. On loan to GECP to run as a tourist train on the line of Chemins de Fer de Provence.
Nº 13 2-6-0T SACM 7381 1924
SACM 2-6-0T n°13
On display Ligne Berck-Plage - Paris-Plage (B.P.) Ex. VFIL Pas-de-Calais, Ex. VFIL Oise. Monument historique
E96 2-6-0T Orenstein & Koppel 5755 1913 23 t 130 T E 96.jpg On display Linha do Vouga Nº 6, Portugal Built for Decauville; identical to the engines 121 to 124 of CFD Charentes and Deux-Sèvres. Monument historique.

Timetable[edit]

The museum is open from the beginning of May to the first weekend in October from 14:30 to 18:00 on Sundays.

A yearly festival is organized during the first weekend of October.

Address[edit]

Musée des Tramways à Vapeur et des chemins de fer Secondaires français
Mairie de Butry
95430 Butry-sur-Oise

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