All over France when traveling down rural byways you come across railway crossings sometimes with a railway crossing keeper house next to it. In both directions the rusty but often weed free track, stretches into the distance. It is many years since the last train rumbled over the crossing but the infrastructure is still in place.

A few photos taken last week of a line near Castelnau-Riverre Basse in Gascony about 60kms north of the Pyrenees.

The line links Tarbes in the south to Aire-su-l’Adour in the north, between the main road and the Adour river.