Padova, Italy, April 18th 1982, 08.50 am
A rare 2C2 of the E.326 series shunts the cars of the “locale” train serving the Padova – Ferrara line. The E.326 was a series of 12 engi... (more)
Catania Porto Empedocle
Tourist Train "Treno degli Scrittori" (Writer's Train) at Tempio Vulcano-Agrigento.
train from Catania to Porto Empedocle.
This is a historic train called "literary train" (organized by "Ferrovie Kaos" with "Fondazione FS italiane")
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)
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.