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.
This photo is unrepeatable, as the railway line was closed on 10/12/2017. This is one of the last shots of this beautiful Sicilian railway stretch.