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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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3/2016: TRAMANIA has restored the Verviers trams 57 and 44

Click to see the restoration works.

STIV Verviers 57 and 44


















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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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17/12/2014: A Book about the SNCV Wavre-Jodoigne line

De Wavre à Jodoigne  (in French)
By Frédéric Georges
(Rail memories)


A stoty of the vicinal betweenWavre, Jodoigne et Gembloux.

112 pages A4 with many pictures

Price: 29,90 EUR (P&P included for Belgium);  37,90 EUR (rest of Europe)
Please pay the correct amount on the account of TRAMANIA asbl:
BIC : BPOTBEB1 // IBAN : BE41 0001 3319 1710

Clic here to see a picture of the cover.










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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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