Tram Station in Oradour-sur-Glane

The tram station, shown in the photo above, is located in the Upper Town of Oradour-sur-Glane on the Rue de Emile Desourtaux. Five trams a day ran in each direction from Limoges to St. Junien with a stop in Oradour-sur-Glane; the trip took about an hour.The whole town would go to the station to meet the tram. This was common in those by-gone days, even in small towns in America. Meeting the train was a social event. Even if you weren't expecting anyone to arrive on the train to visit you, it was still the custom to go to the station to see who was coming or going. This was a time to exchange gossip and a place for courtship where the young people would meet each other.

The photo above shows the goods staton with the passenger station on the far right. Notice the wall in the background on the left, which encloses the ruins, and the new buildings beyond the wall.

The photo above shows an old train switching device beside the tram tracks. This was used for switching the tracks so that the train could pull up to the station.

The photo above shows the overhead tram lines, which are still in pristine condition. They were installed in 1911. Electricity for the whole town came from the electrical wires of the tram.

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