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Truffadou Train

The 'Truffadou' Line in France opened for service between Martel and St Denis Les-Martel in 1889, and from then onwards competed strongly with river traffic on the Dordogne. It was successful, but it was dismantled in 1917 by American soldiers to help the First World War effort. The line was rebuilt - also with the help of American soldiers - the following year.

In the inter-war period, the line had a renaissance as it was used to transport truffles from Martel's Market, one of the most important in France at that time. It was because of this that the line got its nickname. The railway continued to operate, though with a dwindling level of success, until its closure in 1980.

The society of concerned enthusiasts grouped to save the railway in 1991, and after much hard work, the railway began to run the Truffadou Train again in 1997. Run entirely by volunteers, the railway runs its entire original length of four miles.

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See a new side of Southern France on this 8-day rail holiday to 2 of the country's most historic regions. Experience the beauty of the ancient Dordogne Valley, before a city break with a difference in medieval Carcassonne.

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