Simply the most up-to-date guide to Spanish railway operations!
Spain has so much to offer in railway terms – from stunning scenery to distinctive Moorish stations, and yet is comparatively seldom featured by UK rail magazines.
Away from the popular Mediterranean holiday beaches, is a very different country, of distinct cultural areas. Ever since the first line was opened from Barcelona to Mataro in 1848 to the creation of RENFE in 1943, the system has exuded a very individual nature.
As well as freight and passenger services on the electrified broad gauge lines, we’ll also be examining Talgo and diesel rural services.
There’s also a chance to compare the standard gauge high speed AVE service operations with the more leisurely independent northern narrow gauge lines which serve many of the more important Atlantic coast towns.
There’s action from all parts of Spain including main line & commuter services from Madrid, Barcelona, and Valencia as well as principle cross border services.
Other highlights include a look around Alstom – Spain’s principal builder of new motive power and preserved main line steam as we follow Garratt 282F 0421 high into the Pyrenees.