With the exhibition, Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat reviews the main events that have marked the history of the only means of transport to access the Vall de Núria station.
It consists of two exhibition spaces: one located in the Sanctuary building, which can be visited until November 1, and another in the Ribes Vila station, which will be permanent
Vall de Núria has been hosting an exhibition commemorating the 90th anniversary of the Rack Railway train train since June. The exhibition, organized by Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya (FGC), provides a chronological review of the main events that have marked the history of the Rack Railway train, the only means of transport to access the station. It is distributed in two exhibition spaces: one located in the Sanctuary building, which can be visited until November 1, and the other in the station of Ribes Vila, which will be permanent. The inauguration will be on September 1, coinciding with the festival of Sant Gil, patron saint of the Vall de Núria.
In the Vall de Núria exhibition space, located in the station’s material rental area, visitors will find information on the construction of the Rack Railway train and what it means as the only transport to get to Núria. Through eight panels, the story is told from the beginning of the extension of the road, in February 1930, to the present day, through the official inauguration (March 22, 1931), the impact of the Civil War and the Postwar period, the transfer of the line to the Generalitat (1981-1982) and its integration into FGC (1986), the improvements implemented since then and the evolution of the Valley to become a zero-emission space and no waste.
At the Ribes Vila station, in the Exhibition of the Mobile Material of the Rack Railway train in the warehouse of the garages, there is the other exhibition space. Four new panels have been installed in which the technical characteristics of the Rack Railway train system, the current motor and mobile fleet and the original historical material are explained. In this permanent exhibition you can see the old locomotives, cars, and machinery of the rack.
The mysteries of the Rack Railway train, a game of clues
To complete the show and encourage the participation of young people and children, a track game called The Mysteries of the Rack Railway train has also been organized. To participate, you must scan a QR code on the website or enter the website valldenuria.cat/misteris-del-cremallera and fill in the participation form that appears at the end of the game.
This entertainment poses two mysteries: looking for clues in the Vall de Núria exhibition to find a great international criminal, the Nigmàtic, before he can pollute the Núria river and escape; and rescue the president of Interpol, who has been kidnapped by Nigmàtic himself, following in the footsteps of the Ribes Vila show. Among all the people who get a minimum score of 7 hits in the two mysteries posed, there will be a raffle for a return ticket with the Rack Railway train for two people.