The most uncommon consist one can imagine: the leader is a E626, a 6-axle B-B-B 3000V DC engine. It was used to haul the train out of Alessandria under 3000 V DC catenary until it reached the thre... (more)
This was just 3.5 years before the TGV
On 2'6" gauge track, the "Misto" Sao Joao del Rei to Antonio Carlos near the end of its long trip.
This international sleeping-cars train travelled on a remote freight-only branch line for the purpose of shooting the movie "Murder on the Orient-Express".
The engine on the left is 2-6-6-2 #204. You can better see it on the fabulous John West picture RPN #352652. The engine on the right hand side is Baldwin 2-10-4 #313. An engine of the same series ... (more)
Three-phase electrification required 2 contact cables and dual pantographs. The Italian 3-phase network worked with 3,6 kV 16,7 Hz voltage. It was converted to 3KV DC in 1976.
Passenger train Moscow - Vladivostok a line of Kostoroma - Galich