Cog railway and funiculars in Spain
• rack railway and funiculars in Spain
When traveling to Montserrat for the carriage of passengers on a pretty decent slope used cog railway.
Initially, the road was opened in 1892, but due to low passenger traffic was closed in 1957. Traffic was re-established in 2003 because of the large flow of tourists. Although it is difficult to call it the way it is iron. For the rolling stock and the rest of it is more like a tram, if not for the presence of the toothed rail.
Consider a path from Barcelona to Montserrat and back.
Montserrat can reach via a local suburban line R5.
Trains go short, but often enough.
In addition to the cog railway, you can climb on a cable car. Cableway was opened in 1930. It connects the cableway station Montserrat FGC line (Catalan Railways) Barcelona Manresa and freeway Llobregat (Eje del Llobregat) with convent.
But still go back to the road gear.
On the lower part of the station is coming to an adjacent platform with train.
The time for transplant is given about 5-10 minutes. As used Stadler rolling train both single and linked by two wagon.
After a short tunnel itself begins ascent.
Climb be here. Maximum slope is 15, 6%
single-track line with siding.
The Bridge on the road.
Counter structure comes down.
The road clings to the rocks. A natural space is not enough and it is necessary to arrange here are the retaining walls.
This line is now coming to the top station.
On the left the cable car station. Right on support pedestrian and road.
station itself can be considered underground. On top of it is organized parking.
The output from the station aligned with cable transport station.
The upper station is a 3 palatformy and 2 ways.
Here is the toothed rail.
Let us pay attention to the connection. It is made triangles.
And at the bottom passes obyno railway.
Timetable convenient tact. When this is combined with the movement of trains to the city.
But we go way back.
But first passing an oncoming train.
Again, a small tunnel.
To protect against falling stones in the most dangerous places are hanging grid.
begins to decline.
of the cockpit view opens far better than the side windows. Especially here in such sharp turns.
Approaching the junction.
An arrow with a pointer to where it is translated.
oncoming train suddenly appears.
And after a while it can be seen to climb up.
On the mountain of Montserrat from the central station are 2 Funicular: Funicular de Sant Joan and Funicular de la Santa Cova.
Funicular de Sant Joan was opened in 1918. Height 503m ascent. Total used 2 cabins. The capacity of one cabin 48 people.
In 1926, the reconstruction and expansion of capacity was carried out.
The second reconstruction was carried out in 1997 was carried out another reconstruction and installed modern rolling stock with a panoramic roof.
Cabin number 2.
Cab number 1.
The control panel in the cockpit.
at the bottom station type.
Differing from the oncoming cab.
on the road view from the top point.
The top station.
Funicular de la Santa Cova was opened in 1929. Lifting height 118m. Initially, one car was used.
Reconstruction was reconstructed in 1963. The second reconstruction took place in 2001, this renovation was forced.
In 2000, there were rains and the cabin was damaged. As a result, two new cabins have been installed, similar Funicular de Sant Joan.
The capacity of these cabins is 60 people.
The purpose of this cable car link to the monastery in the holy cave.
The upper station.
to the ski slope.
The car crawled down.
The roofs of the review.
© Evgeny Kuibyshev