Mediterranean Rail Cruise 2008
from Milano Centrale to Barcelona Sants by local train

Part 10:
A tour of the railroad museum in Vilanova i la Geltrú, August 23


At 6 p.m. we returned to the museum, from Barcelona I had bought a combi ticket for the trainride & museum.

At the entrance we were greeted by a class 352/2000T after old numbering scheme, built 1964 by Krauss-Maffei and Babcock & Wilcox for the Talgo III.

Enter here! <- ;-)

The panorama, locos are arranged around the turntable and inside the roundhouse.

For introduction some Talgo information to browse through:


Classic Talgos:

The locomotives:

Talgos around the world:

Photos Talgo I and II:

Photo Talgo III:

First in a long row is 350-003/3T "Virgen de Begoña" by American Car and Foundry from the year 1949 with fitting Talgo II cars behind it.

We will take a look inside later.

Next to it stands the successor to class 352, 353/3000T, delivered for the inauguration of the Talgo III RD (exchangeable wheelsets for the relation Madrid - Bordeaux) 1968-69 also by Krauss-Maffei.

Of course ALCO-loco 318-001/1801 from the year 1958 poses a highlight, too.

Next to some railbusses three electrics can be found, (f. l. t. r.): class 272/7200 "cocodrilo", 270/7000 and 278/7800.

Now starts the long row of giant broad gauge steamers

A Santana broad gauge jeep

An enourmous Mallet

Next we visited the nice old roundhouse

Loco "Mataró", reminding of the 100 year anniversary of the first Spanish railroad line Barcelona - Mataró.

A few cars of the anniversary train stand next to it

Now we took a look at the classic interior design of the Talgo II

Backside view, class 353 possesses two cabs, other than the older Talgo-locos.

Class 278, built 1959-60 by Westinghouse and the Sociedad Española de Construcción Naval, part of the financing was exchanged for allowing American military bases in Spain.

A detail of class 270, built 1928

With a last view we said goodbye to these interesting locos

At the entrance you can also find part of a switchbox.

See you, Talgo! A continuation of the trip further soutwest in two years is already in planning...

447-048 arrived at Vilanova...

... and took us past Playa del Muerto back to the hotel.
Until the next and last part! :-)