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Les réservoirs d'eau - La Faurie- Hautes-Alpes- PACA- France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SISABIEL
N 44° 34.080 E 005° 44.253
31T E 717377 N 4938608
Quick Description: Tours de réservoir d eau pour remplir des trains de vapeur.
Location: Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
Date Posted: 11/5/2017 1:34:11 PM
Waymark Code: WMWZR5
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member woolsox
Views: 3

Long Description:
FR:
Deux tours permettant à l'époque du train à vapeur de remplir d'eau les citernes de la locomotive, le train devait monter jusqu'au col de Lus la Croix Haute, une dénivellée importante demandait une grande quantité d'eau pour les machines.
L'eau était pompée dans la rivière avoisinante avec de grosses pompes qui alimentaient ces tours.
Source: Mémoire locale.

EN:
Two towers allowing at the time of the steam train to fill the tanks of the locomotive with water, the train had to go up to the collar of Lus la Croix Haute, a large difference in height required a large quantity of water for the machines.
Water was pumped into the nearby river with big pumps feeding these towers.
Source: Local memory.
Material: Other

Specify other material: Mur en pierres

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