Eccentric Electrics · 94 mins · DVD


Covered in this film are two unusual electric lines in the French Pyrenees; the shorter coverage is of the 3kV AC 3-phase Strubrack line climbing La Rhune in the Basque country at the northern end of the range which uses Edwardian power cars to climb its 1 in 4 grades.  The longer coverage is of the metre gauge 850V third rail and metre gauge Train Jaune, or Petit Train Jaune de Cerdagne, on its spectacular journey to La Tour de Carol near the Spanish border.  Neither is a tram, but both are interesting as very early examples of electrical power being used on railways - albeit unusual ones.

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