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discovering the train museum



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L. Striano, D. Bert, S. Billad-Laillet

France 3

France Televisions

In Saint-Dié-des-Vosges (Vosges), the “Train Land” museum traces the history and development of rail transport since the end of the 19th century. A miniature exhibition, the fruit of the work of passionate model makers.
From Sainte-Mère-Église (Manche) in Normandy, to the Moulin Rouge in Paris, via London (United Kingdom)… At the “Train Land” museum, in Saint-Dié-des-Vosges (Vosges), the railway network France-England was reproduced on the scale of an 80 m2 model, shaped by four model makers. “There are a lot of details and things that are only made to measure (…), in particular the Eiffel Tower, which we made, which is exceptional, completely in metal”, explains Daniel Fusilier, president of the Cercle des modélistes deodatiens association. A total of 15 rail networks are on display in the museum, which is currently closed to the public due to the Covid-19 epidemic.

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However, in his workshop, Daniel Fuselier continues to prepare new pieces. A job that requires many hours of work. “You have to do it calmly, you have to think carefully, you must not get upset, it is above all that too”, he smiles. About twenty new machines have already been made. They will soon take place in the museum’s seven new showcases, and will wait impatiently for the return of visitors.

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