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The Museu del Ferrocarril de Catalunya (Catalonia Railway Museum) in Vilanova i la Geltrú (50′ train ride from Barcelona) is one of the most important centres devoted to trains in the South of Europe. A museum showing off 160 years of railway history. At the Catalonia Railway Museum,  we invite you to delve into the world of trains: a world of technology and precision, but also of emotions and memories, offering the chance to explore the more than fifty-two vehicles on display, including a collection of some twenty-eight steam locomotives, the biggest in Europe, and to discover what travelling was like from the second half of the 19th through to the 20th century.

Also, by the beach, there is a miniature railway (track 5″) managed by AFEVI (the Friends of Railway Association of Vilanova i la Geltrú) where kids and adults alike can enjoy a ride on all sorts of miniature trains (steam/petrol/electric) in a 640m (700 yards) circuit. This is a hit with kids! It’s open on Sunday morning from October to May and on Saturday afternoon from June to September.

How to get there from Barcelona

More information:

http://www.museudelferrocarril.es/en/
http://www.afevi.org/ -in Catalan only.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vilanova_i_la_Geltr%C3%BA

Other videos:

Some of the railway engines in display at the museum
A summary of the miniature railway by the beach

Video: © 1pedro
Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIKXoeWFbtI


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