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




Hi,

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:

Talgo-genealogy:
http://raildata.info/zeug/mm08/talgo1.jpg

Classic Talgos:
http://raildata.info/zeug/mm08/talgo2.jpg

The locomotives:
http://raildata.info/zeug/mm08/talgo3.jpg

Talgos around the world:
http://raildata.info/zeug/mm08/talgo4.jpg

Photos Talgo I and II:
http://raildata.info/zeug/mm08/talgo6.jpg

Photo Talgo III:
http://raildata.info/zeug/mm08/talgo5.jpg




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! :-)