The famous Fiat Littorina railcar on a local train approaching Firenze
Approaching Firenze, this is the Trans-Europ Express Settebello Milano Firenze Roma with one of the 3 stylish train sets ETR.300 built in the 1950's (ETR means Elettrotreno, i.e. EMU).
Like most Europen railroads the Italian "FS" for "Ferrovie dello Stato" had nice electric old-timers which were in service well into the 1980's. The 428 series was a 2-B-B-2 and was composed of 3 ... (more)
I loved - and still love - the classic Italian trains. The passenger cars looked fantastic. The 2 last cars of this trains are called "centoporte" meaning "hundred doors". The most common type had... (more)