National Museum of Science and Technology of Catalonia- mNACTEC

The Coal Bunkers

<p>The old textile factory&rsquo;s boiler area</p>

The old textile factory’s boiler area

The bunkers were where the coal, to fuel the steam machinery, was stored. Catalonia underwent industrialisation without having coal or iron at its disposal. Coal in the country was scarce, expensive and of poor quality; for this reason, it was necessary to import coal from Wales and Asturias. It was transported by steamers to the Port of Barcelona, ​​and by train to Terrassa.

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