I like trains. That’s no secret. So Oriol took me to Vilanova, south of Barcelona. There’s the Museu del Ferrocarril de Catalunya or Catalonia Railway Museum.
The museum is not huge. Not at all. Still, there’s quite a lot of rolling stock present. Mostly steam engines and diesel locomotives.
Spain used steam engines quite late. The last one – if we read well – was decommissioned as late as 1975! In the collection in Vilanova there also quite a few international locomotives. Quite a few were made in Belgium, Germany, Switzerland and the United States.
Other items in the collection include a few coaches, Talgo rolling stock, a full size railway bridge (!) and a turntable.
Worth a visit?
So is the railway museum of Catalonia worth a visit? Yes if you’re a train enthusiast and you’re in the area. The train ride to Vilanova from Barcelona is on some parts scenic next to the coastline.
Go in the morning and on your return to Barcelona stop in Sitges for a walk or some beach time.