We’ve held back on the visit to Mulhouse until early summer – the first week in May being our provisional timeslot. We thought that this would encourage more people to come along. As stated before, the plan is to visit the Cite du Train where Chemin de Fer de l’Est Crampton No. 80 ‘Le Continent’ is on display. We’ll be contacting the senior museum staff with a view to putting on something special for us, such as archive film of the locomotive in action . . . the best possible outcome, of course, would be for the loco. to be in steam, but this is probably too much to ask, and would depend on its mechanical state. Of course, there is a whole museum to explore, and its recent ‘revamp’ means that the displays are both exciting and attractive.
In addition to the Cite du Train, there is the large Automotive Museum in the same town, with its famous collection of Bugattis. In the neighbouring town of Colmar, there is the Bugatti works, with its own private collection. If we spend three days in Mulhouse, we can visit both attractions without rushing, and we can also explore the area a little and sample its attractions.
We aim to fly to Basel/Mulhouse from Gatwick by Easyjet. Details of total costs per person will be on this blog as soon as they have been calculated.