Montserrat Rack Railway
A spectacular journey
The rack railway exhibition
This permanent exhibition is inside the building where the old Monistrol-Vila station used to be. The building was restored for this purpose. As well as the sentimental and historical value of the building, because it has been restored it can now hold an exhibition on the Montserrat rack railway, with three main themes:
The old rack railway (1892 - 1957)
Monserrat Rack Railway
- From the first project until the line was approved
- The engine and carriages
- Most important milestones
- The last journey
The new rack railway (2003)
- The exciting new rack railway
- The twenty-first century rack railway
The main rack railways in Europe
The main part of the exhibition is basically the old Montserrat rack railway, with documents, photographs, graphic signs and objects that have been collected and preserved over the years.
There is an interactive video system that displays historical and new images of the rack railway. This exhibition has been produced by the FGC, in collaboration with the Associació d’Amics del Cremallera de Montserrat, an organisation that has provided most of the material in the exhibition.