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This page aims to provide a set of references, both traditional (printed) and hypertext.

Another page proposes links to BA-related websites. More general links are in the specific page.

In the future, this page will grow and present a large bibliography on the BA.

I invite you to indicate me any book or site related to the BA that has its place here.


1. Printed matter, prototype BA subjects

Title

Type/date

Author

Publisher

Comments

Le Blanc-Argent, chemin de fer unique en Sologne et Berry

Book 1996

Tiphaine Rigal

Compagnie du BLANC-ARGENT, 41200 Romorantin station, France

Beautiful pictures of the BA and its environment shot by John Pôle and François Bonneau.

Blanc et vif Argent

Series of articles 28/12/1980

La Vie du Rail nr 1773

La Vie du Rail

A very complete survey of the history and situation of the network in 1980.

Une nouvelle jeunesse pour les autorails Verney

Article 04/08/1983

La Vie du Rail nr 1905

La Vie du Rail

The renovation of the Verney railcars.

Nouvel autorail sur le Blanc-Argent

Article 12/01/1984

La Vie du Rail nr 1926

La Vie du Rail

The announcement of the delivery of the new Socofer railcars.

Il était une fois… Les tramways et les trains de Sologne au début du XXe siècle

Book 1998

Gérard Bardon

Communication-Presse-Edition, BP 57 – 5 allée de la Tuilerie, 41202 Romorantin Cédex France

Tramways and trains in Sologne through early XXth century postcards.

Chers Petits Trains du Loir-et-Cher

Book 2001

Alain de Dieuleveult

Editions Cénomane – La Vie du Rail

A survey of Loir et Cher local railways in the first half of the XXth century based on the Department archives.

Le chemin de fer du Blanc à Argent

Book 1988

G. Dickson, E. Martin

Editions du Cabri, B.P. 26 F-06540 Breil sur Roya France

A wealth of pictures and records of rolling stock. Alas, the book is out of print, but present at the Romorantin library.

Hors série Voie Libre Nr 8 « La passion des secondaires, tome 2 »Projet n°4, pp. 27 à 31

Article 1997

LR-Presse

Editions LR-Presse, BP 104, 56401 AURAY Cedex France

A modelling-oriented description of the BA.

Voie Libre Nr 28, « Bouffées de gasoil, la traction thermique sur le Blanc à Argent », pp. 23 à 30

Article, July 2004

François Fontana

Editions LR-Presse, BP 104, 56401 AURAY Cedex France

A survey of diesel-power development on the BA.

Voie Libre Nr 28, « MH, ML, MZ : enquête sur le chaînon manquant », pp. 45 à 47

Article, July 2004

Jehan-Hubert Lavie

Editions LR-Presse, BP 104, 56401 AURAY Cedex France

An article featuring the famous De Dion Bouton railcars, which have also been used on the BA.

Narrow Gauge World Nr 23, « A glimpse of the Blanc-Argent », pp. 22 et 23

Article, December 2002/January 2003

Mike Jacobs

Atlantic Publishers, Trevithick House West End Penryn Cornwall TR10 8HE UK

Mike Jacobs’ article and pictures in a very complete special issue on French narrow gauge railways.

Narrow Gauge World Nr 34, « Neither White nor Silver », pp. 26 à 30

Article, July/August 2004

Peter Paye

Atlantic Publishers, Trevithick House West End Penryn Cornwall TR10 8HE UK

Peter Paye’s article and photos tell us about a trip on the network.

Narrow Gauge World Nr 34, « Le Blanc à Argent, A photographic update », p. 31

Article, July/August 2004

Mike Jacobs

Atlantic Publishers, Trevithick House West End Penryn Cornwall TR10 8HE UK

New photos by Mike Jacobs to complete Narrow Gauge World Nr 23’s article.

Narrow Gauge World n°40, « New era at the Blanc-Argent », p. 8

Article, July/August 2005

Mike Jacobs

Atlantic Publishers, Trevithick House West End Penryn Cornwall TR10 8HE UK

Mike Jacobs proceeds in his annual exploration on the line.


2. Printed matter, modelling subjects

Title

Type/date

Author

Publisher

Comments

Loco-Revue Nr 484, "Le Blanc-Argent: une couleur particulière"

Article July/August 1986

J.H. Lavie

Editions LR-Presse, BP 104, 56401 AURAY Cedex France

 

Loco-Revue Nr 484, "Photodoc, Le BA change de peau"

Article July/August 1986

J.H. Lavie

Editions LR-Presse, BP 104, 56401 AURAY Cedex France

 

Loco-Revue Nr 485, "Un projet par mois, SNCF et voie métrique avec le BA"

Article September 1986

M. Desoignies

Editions LR-Presse, BP 104, 56401 AURAY Cedex France

 

Loco-Revue Nr 485, "Mini-test, Gécomodel enfin B.A. tifié"

Article September 1986

J.H. Lavie

Editions LR-Presse, BP 104, 56401 AURAY Cedex France

 

Voie-Libre Nr 28, "Non de Dion, v’là un MZ"

Article July 2004

Jean-Paul Quatresous

Editions LR-Presse, BP 104, 56401 AURAY Cedex France

Scratchbuild a BA De Dion MZ railcar on an ML frame from Interfer.

Loco-Revue Nr 683, "Argent-sur-Sauldre"

Article June 2004

François Fontana

Editions LR-Presse, BP 104, 56401 AURAY Cedex France

Report on the layout made by the Association des Modélistes Ferroviaires Centre of Orléans, which models the Argent sur Sauldre station in N scale.