Archive for category NMVB

20/10/2016: Restoration of SNCV lanterns

Clic here to see the restoration process


Lantern for SNCV trailer A.1584

Tramania is restoring a lantern for the SNCV trailer A.1584

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24/7/2015: Sales of SNCV signals and books

The family of Jean-Marie Carels (+) has asked TRAMANIA to sell ex SNCV signalling equipment and numerous tram/rail books.

Have a look here at the complete list of items or look at the “Signals and books Carels” section of this site.


  1. Light railways, vicinal, tramways and trolleybus (Belgium)
  2. Normal gauge railways (Belgium)
  3. Light railways and tramways (France)
  4. Magazines (in French)
  5. Books (in German)
  6. Swiss (light) Railways (CFF and others)
  7. French (light) Railways (SNCF and others)
  8. Technical books
  9. Various (other railways books, also in English)
  10. DVD – France // Switzerland // Various
  11. Timetables SNCB NMBS and/or SNCV NMVB
















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April 2015: The extension of the TTA tourist line is opened

The last SNCV trams ran between Melreux and Manhay in 1959.

Since 1966, touristic trams are running between Erezée-Blier-Amonines-Forges and Dochamps.

In 2013 -14, the line has been rebuilt between Forges-Dochamps and extended towards Lamorménil.

Four km of new tracks are added to the existing 8km. The longest touristic tram of Belgium.

The first public service between Erezée and Lamorménil has taken place by April 5th at 10h30.

Clic here for more info (in French)

Clic for pictures of the works and the first public service.

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22/10/2014: TRAMANIA preserves a narrow gauge engine

A small Moes BL belonging to Jean-Marie Carels (+) has been preserved by TRAMANIA. This 60cm engine has been transferred by 21/10/2014 to the Liège Transport Museum.

It will get a new layer of paint and will be exhibited in the workshop of the Museum. In perfect running order, it has brand new wheels.

It will be used from time to time on the parking of the Museum. Many spare parts have been saved, as well as original documents, catalogues, etc. Various items have been also saved: light tracks, re-railing plates, couplings, etc

These items are added to the TRAMANIA collection: a Moes engine is exhibited at the Museum of Thuin. 500 meters of track, points, a dozen of wagons are in storage.

Click here for a pictures album.










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28/6/2014: Extension of the TTA tourist line to Lamorménil

Dear all,

By June 28th, the TTA tourist line held its annual general meeting. A bus tour was arranged in order to visit the tramway line extension works to Lamorménil.

The SNCV meter gauge line between Melreux and Manhay is disused since 1959. Since 1966, tourist trams are run between  Erezée, Forge et Dochamps. One of the oldest tourist line of Europe !!!!

The section Forge-Dochamps was closed 6 years ago, due to track issues. The section Dochamps-Lamorménil was abandoned since 1959. Thanks of an Walloon/EEC subsidy (843.000 Euros   !!), the principle of a total reconstruction of Forge-Dochamps-Lamorménil was gained 6 years ago.

The section Dochamps-Lamorménil is spectacular, with large panoramic towards the top of Lamorménil.

This re-construction is 6 kilometres long, and should be ready by end September 2014. Public service will be launched in 2015.

The subsidy project description was written by TRAMANIA, to the benefit of TTA. This project was successfully pushed by the previous TTA President,  Jean-Géry Godeaux. The project implementation has been managed by the new TTA Board, led by Claude Fiévez.

Clic for pictures of the works

Salutations, P. Dussart-Desart










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23/12/2013 : 2 new books about Brussels trams

Volume 1 and 2 are in stock.

All texts are written in French.

A new serie of books about Brussels trams

A new serie of books about Brussels trams

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24/10/2013 : book about the Vicinal in Charleroi

CouvertureLivreCharleroiLRTAGeoffrey Skelsey and Yves Laurent Hansart 2013

All ordered books have been shipped by October 24th, due to a long delivery delay from the publisher (LRTA).

From the authors of three previous books on Belgium, two geographical (on Brussels and the coastal tramway) and one thematic (on the Belgian PCCs). This new book covers a city and its hinterland much visited by enthusiasts in the days when it was the focus for many long and fascinating Vicinal routes.

All that people will remember is within these covers – the Vicinal lines serving this coal and steel producing area, the independent town tramway system, and also the Metro routes which arose from the ashes of the Vicinal.
As usual, it is very well illustrated with a selection of high quality photographs. The 112 pages contain over 200 illustrations, plus numerous maps and plans. There is a large scale fold-out map of the area in its heyday by Roy Makewell.

Published by the LRTA – A4 softback; 112 pages, fully-illustrated with 200 pictures in colour and monochrome.

 35 EUR, post and packing included (Belgium).  43 EUR, post and packing included (rest of Europe)

Here are the TRAMANIA account informations :

Venelle au Palio 49,
BE 1150 Bruxelles

Account :
IBAN: BE41 0001 3319 1710
Communication : « Book Charleroi LRTA »

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12/9/2012 : a new book about SNCV trams and SNCB trains

IN STOCK !!  Available only in French.

A new book from the French publisher “Editions du Cabri ” : many pictures from J. BAZIN, mainly SNCV trams.

Authors : Olivier Geerinck et Pierre Bazin.

152 pages 24×32 cm.

454 pictures of Jacques Bazin : 77 SNCB  pictures (rural normal gauge lines) and 377 pictures of SNCV trams around whole Belgium, in the 50’s and 60’s.

Price P&P included : : 49 EUR for Belgium; 60 EUR for Europe.

Please pay to : TRAMANIA asbl,  Venelle au Palio 49,  BE-1150 Bruxelles,  BELGIUM.

New banking format :   BIC  BPOTBEB1    IBAN   BE 41 0001 3319 1710

New ! Just published in September

New ! Just published in September

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30 years tramway museum at Woluwe

60 years PCC en service trams in Brussels

During the weekend of 6-7 october 2012, Brussels was celebrating the 30 years of its tramway museum.

TRAMANIA was present and was holding a stand at the flee market.

Here is a panorama of the service trams (Woluwe and Tervuren)

Woluwe. 30 years of the tramway museum. Stand run by TRAMANIA. Date : 7-10-2012

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Book: The Belgian Vicinal – tram fleet

The Belgian Vicinal – tram & light rail fleet
(Dirk Eveleens Maarse)

In English, 246 pages, 350 pictures

Price : 64 EUR (mail included for Belgium)

Price : 75 EUR (mail for EEC)

Please use the following account information of TRAMANIA :
IBAN: BE41  0001  3319  1710

Look also at “Books,/DVDs”

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