La Micheline 'Fandrasa'

April 20, 2015

Parked up in the shed at Fianarantsoa, is Carel-et-Fouché Micheline railcar, 'Fandrasa'. It is one of the last few examples of these experimental railcars left in the World however it is currently not in a serviceable state. The railcar itself never operated in normal passenger service on the Fianarantsoa-Côte Est railway but has been used for touristic services as far as Sahambavy (21.1 km from Fianarantsoa).



For more information about these rare Micheline rubber tyre railcars visit the 'Viko-Viko' webpage. 


Other Carel-et-Fouché examples


No. 514 ‘Vintsy’ displayed at “L’Aventure Michelin” museum in Clermont-Ferrand, France

No. 517 'Viko-Viko' located at Antananarivo carriage works, used by Madarail for their touristic services to Andasibe and Antsirabe from Antananarivo. 


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