ATTCV's draisine DU 65 baptized "Camps-la-Source"

At a ceremony on Sunday October 20 at Camps-la-Source station, the Mayor of Camps-la-Source baptized the ATTCV draisine (track inspection car) DU 65.

ATTCV staff prepare the draisine for the great event by gluing the Camps-la-Source coat of arms to the lower right side of the vehicle.

The vehicle was given the name "(Ville de) Camps-la-Source".

DU 65 had been used during the day to take passengers on short trips on the Carnoules - Brignoles line, in connection with the Chestnut Festival in the village of Camps-la-Source.

This motorized vehicle (in France called draisine) arrived to ATTCV in 2012. It was manufactured in 1965 and is intended to be used for track inspection and to move track and other work crews, but may also be used to take small groups of passengers on short trips.

It has a length of 8.3 meters and can seat approximately 15 persons, inluding the driver (who is seated in the middle side of the cabin and changes his view of the line simply by turning his head to the left or to the right (cf. the driver's position in the railcar commonly called Picasso)).

Prior to its arrival at ATTCV it was based in Aubagne east of Marseille.


ATTCV now has ville/village labels on three of its vehicles used for passenger traffic:
  1. railcar X-2204 was given the name "Ville de Brignoles" at a ceremony at Brignoles station in April 2013, more ...
  2. railcar X-3976 "Picasso" was given the name "Ville de Carnoules" at a ceremony at Carnoules-les-Platanes in July 2013.
  3. draisine DU-65 eas now given the name "Camps-la-Source" at this ceremony at the Camps-la-Source station.