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François Boileau - Tours, Centre, France
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Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Chickilim
N 47° 24.455 E 000° 41.944
31T E 326409 N 5253025
Quick Description: François Boileau died in 1878 during the derailment of the freight train he was driving. Astonishingly a representation of his dislocated train was carved on his grave.
Location: Centre-Val-de-Loire, France
Date Posted: 4/25/2015 3:55:59 PM
Waymark Code: WMNRH5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff
Views: 105

Long Description:
On March 30, 1878 François Boileau leads a freight train on the line Le Mans-Tours. At Vernay, on the edge of Saint-Christophe-sur-le-Nay and Dissay, the bridge over the river Escotais collapses under the weight of the train that broke up in the river. The driver and another person died in the disaster.
On the grave of François Boileau a sculptor reproduced in great details the entanglement of the locomotive and the wagons.
Opening hours of the cemetery:
from 1 October to 31 March from 8:00 to 17:30
from April 1 to September 30 from 8:00 to 19:00
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[F] François Boileau perdit la vie en 1878 dans l’accident du train de marchandise qu’il conduisait.
Étonnamment une représentation de son train disloqué a été sculptée sur sa tombe.
Le 30 mars 1878 François Boileau conduit un train de marchandise sur la ligne Le Mans-Tours. A Vernay, à la limite de Saint-Christophe-sur-le-Nay et Dissay, le pont qui enjambe la rivière l’Escotais s’effondre sous le poids du train qui se disloque dans le cours d’eau. Son conducteur et une autre personne périrent dans la catastrophe.
Sur la tombe de François Boileau un sculpteur a reproduit avec une grande minutie l’enchevêtrement de la locomotive et des wagons.
Horaires d'ouverture du cimetière :
du 1 octobre au 31 mars de 8h00 à 17h30
du 1 avril au 30 septembre de 8h00 à 19h00
Type of Death Listed: Accident

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