Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Ypres exhibits its rail history archives

Did you know that Ypres counted several railroad stations and 2 types of rail gauges were in use ? All of this and much more can be discovered in the new exhibition set up by the city's archives office. Good to know, the exposition features a handful of old shares and bonds of the first railway companies serving the city of Ypres and its neighbourhood.

Railroads and tramways in Ypres
The "Railroads and tramways in Ypres" exhibition (Dutch: "Trein en tram in Ieper") showcases photograps, postcards, design documents, and other material from the archives of Ypres. Images of  railway certificates, not the actual shares and bonds, are present too.

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Details for this free entrance exhibition
  • The exhibition runs from Sep 9th until Oct 10th, 2011.
  • opening hours : 9.30 - 18.00 (saturday 13.00-17.00)
  • free entrance
  • address : CC Het Perron, Fochlaan 1, Ypres
Lille-Flandres, in the north of France, is the nearest high-speed rail service station. From there, a regular rail service via Kortrijk, takes you to Ypres in about 90 minutes, whereas a more straight route by car brings you on the spot in about half an hour. So, if you are planning a city trip, then a visit to the exposition can be a nice diversification.


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1 comment:

  1. The digital version of the exhibition catalogue, in Dutch, can be downloaded here :

    I think this is a temporary link.