The Rack Railway - Unique And Living Cultural Heritage Of The Jizera Mountanins And The Giant Mountains
Zubačka - unikátní živé kulturní dědictví Jizerských hor a Krkonoš
Project number: EHP-CZ06-OV-1-189-01-2014
The aim of this project is reconstruction of former "Roundhouse" (a building used by railroads for servicing locomotives) which is owned by The Tanvald Railway association. This registered cultural monument of the Czech Republic (Register number ÚSKP: 13137/5-5455, titled "The Rack Railway with operating objects, Tanvald, Kořenov") is now on the edge of destruction.
The Tanvald Railway Association, with support of grants, had been trying to conserve the present condition to prevent complete destroying and stealing material for recovery. The association had processed a project documentation for a reconstruction of the building according to original appearance and technical treatment and in 2006 obtained a building permit of Railway office. The building permit was in 2014 extended until 31.12.2015.
The whole museum collection of historical rolling stocks will be situated in the renovated building of the "Roundhouse" - a unique area of culture monument. It will be a interactive living railway museum, destined for wide target audience (children, young, families with children, adults, specific in-groups of visitors) interested in self-education, active holidays and experiences.
The living railway museum will let the visitor insight into a rolling stock, learn how to care about it and offers the possibility of admiring technical perfection of these machines. The museum will also bid the opportunity to figuratively attend the restoring of the locomotives. The museum will preserve the rich culture heritage – a historically protected rolling stocks, or other vehicles which deserves care - safety and dignity. With its complexity and integrated presentation, it will show the cultural heritage and the technical perfection of those, who were here before us.
The vehicles will be mobile, it would be able to drive off for promotional events and Nostalgic rides, which will hold several times a year by passing the railroad from Tanvald, through Desná and Kořenov to Harrachov.
Funded from the EHP program CZ06 fund – Cultural heritage and contemporary art
Total expenditure of project: 17 691 994,- Kč
Grants from the EHP fund: 15 302 827,- Kč