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Address: Lieu dit Froissy, 80200 La Neuville-les-Bray, France
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+33 3 22 83 11 89
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Built in 1916 for the Battle of the Somme during WW1, our line was saved in...

Built in 1916 for the Battle of the Somme during WW1, our line was saved in 70's by railway enthusiasts as it was still used by a local sugar factory.

Steam and Diesel locomotives, some being listed as Historic Monuments, run on this historic line, the last surviving from WW1.

Our museum present a part of the society's collection ; about 40 locomotives and more than 100 wagons built from end of 19th century to 80's.

Starting in the Somme valley along the river, after a tunnel and a Zig-Zag system in a wood, you'll discover a view on several kilometers on the Plateau du Santerre.

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Took time out of battlefields to visit. Much bigger than I remember from previous times, more parking and much, much more to see. Brilliant value. Large collection to wander... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 August 2016
Nigel C
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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Thursday 15Sept. It took us sometime to find this attraction. The postcode we had was wrong and the tomtom did not like any of the places we put in. When we finally got there the lady who was cleaning the windows said they were closed and we could come back on Sunday. Very disappointing because we had been led to... More 

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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Took time out of battlefields to visit. Much bigger than I remember from previous times, more parking and much, much more to see. Brilliant value. Large collection to wander around and then the train ride, further than on our other tours. Lovely staff provided coffee and tea and our fellow travellers were happy with the facilities! Even if you don't... More 

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Thank Nigel C
London, United Kingdom
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207 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

You don't have to be a railway buff to enjoy a visit. The museum is definitely for the fanatic, but nonetheless very enjoyable to wander around. Highlight is a trip in original coaches along a length of railway that was used to support the front line during WW1. It takes you through beautiful countryside over about 55 minutes. I'd have... More 

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

The museum and train are well worth a visit, if you can find it. Ignore the sat nav instructions and find the D329 then follow the signs. The "P'tit train de la Haute Somme" is situated in the hamlet of Froissy (little village, not indicated on maps), 3 km South of Bray-sur-Somme on the D329 road, 10 km South-East of... More 

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Northampton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

This is a restored narrow gauge railway first used to supply men and equipment to the Somme battlefields during WW1. Restored and run by volunteers it is a lovely way to spend an afternoon. As far as I know it is only open in the afternoon. It opens for Sundays in May and June, open all of July and August... More 

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Yorkshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

Second time first time was august 2013. Enjoyed it so much we determined we would ride it on our next trip to France. Very reasonably priced, hour (ish) duration. Don' want to say much about actual journey as the suprises are part of its charm.

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Pulborough
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

I went on the first of 4 consecutive opening days at the beginning of May. Special events were being run celebrations the museum's anniversary and 100 years since the line was used in the Great War. Everything was very well done, the train ride was interesting and they had people dressed in WWI outfits, a piper playing the train out... More 

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David B, Propriétaire at Le P'tit Train de la Haute Somme, responded to this review

Hello Thanks for your comment and for your visit. We had effectively, and fortunately for our volunteers after all the work they've made, a lot of visitors during this 4 days event. So sometimes, there was some delay to buy tickets or take-away food. Be sure taht everyone do it at its best for visitors. Regards More 

Milton Keynes
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2015

Lots of activity on the May holiday weekend and a Jazz Band. If you are there for the day like we were there isn't much in the way of food being sold though so take your own.

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David B, Society secretary at Le P'tit Train de la Haute Somme, responded to this review

Hello Thanks for your comment. Light refreshements and sandwiches are available on steam event days, but we're usually open only on afternoon. We'll be pleased to send you informations about local restaurants or facilities if you need it. Regards More 

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2014 via mobile

Visited on 28.09.14 we heard about this railway from Michael Portillo's TV program and as we were in the area visiting the WW1 cemeteries thought it would be good to visit. This railway is a heritage railway run and maintained by volunteers who do so with great pride and enthusiasm. 1914 track and 1914 loco travelling along the banks of... More 

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2014

Depending on when you go (first obtain a leaflet / look at the website and look at the colour coded calendar) the train is either pulled by a diesel engine all the way or steam first, changing to diesel before the tunnel. The route is not exceptionally picturesque but is enjoyable. Starts and finishes at the same location.

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