Atlantrain Museum

The Atlantrain Museum is a French museum located in the village of Saint-Just-Luzac , in Charente-Maritime , a rural and oyster-farming town located in the canton of Marennes 1 .

The Atlantrain museum is closed since August 17, 2011, the date of the death of its founder Mr. André Flon.

History

The museum, initially established in Paris in 1968, was transferred to Saint-Just-Luzac and took the name of Atlantrain 2 .

Collections

The museum includes a collection of more than 2,500 trains ( locomotives , wagons and streetcars ) and toys.

Some of these toys are very old: the museum houses a Rossignol floor train dating from 1875. One can also admire a 1:32 reproduction of a steam locomotive 141 R, in working order.

Sources

Notes and references

  1. ↑ Presentation of the museum by the Departmental Tourist Office  [ archive ]
  2. ↑ the Atlantrain museum on the site of the tourist office of the Poitou-Charente region  [ archive ]

 

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