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Centre de la Mine et du chemin de fer
Centre Denis Papin

Historic industrial railways: diesel loco in running order

Denis Papin
Named after the French inventor of the steam engine, the Centre commemorates the North's industrial past. If your interest is trains, there are models and layouts; also real locomotives from different eras - the prize exhibit is the "Super Pacific Nord", a railway legend. Some can be seen running on certain days.

Based on the old pithead of Oignies No.2 mine, you can explore exhibits about how coal was mined and the lives of the miners.

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Rue Emile Zola - 62590 OIGNIES
Exit 18 from the A1 autoroute between Lille-Douai
Information/ reservations:
Limited seasonal opening (not every day), 'phone/fax for details:
Tél: 00 33 (0) - Fax: 00 33 (0)



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