Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Tunnel des Gouttes ...

... former railway station 'La Lande-Clécy' ...
... former railway line Caen - Flers ...
... heading for the Tunnel des Gouttes (long: 1.791 m)
opened for traffic: 15 may 1873 -  closed: 1978 ...
... the tunnel was refurbished in 1941 to shelter Goering's
special armoured train 'Asien/Asia', (meeting his generals).
The tunnel had been white washed and lightning was installed.
In 1944, 1200 refugees used the tunnel as an air raid shelter...
source: au Bas Hamel à Berjou - René Lechevallier


'Asien/Asia' private luxury train Göring ...
by gyges.dk
 ...these 'Sonderzug' trains were considered of high value
and very vulnerable,  so in many cases they were parked
in existing railway tunnels. ...


... Göring's train the "Sonderzug Asien" was a most important element
of this HQ, it was a command and telecommunication centre ...
source: fortyfikacjepw.webpark.pl
... Tunnel des Gouttes ... (FR)
by fr.wikipedia.org
... est un tunnel ferroviaire à voie unique d'une longueur
de 1 791 m., qui se situe sur la ligne Caen-Flers ...
... Il dispose d'un canal d'écoulement pour permettre
l'évacuation des eaux d'infiltration ...

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