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More Preserved Steam in Italy
As James Waite commented at the start of his report on a visit to the Naples Railway Museum, "Information about preserved steam in Italy has never been easy to obtain."
For those (like me) whose Italian is strictly limited, Stefano has provided a page of information on Italian Railway Heritage and Preservation.
The major museums are:
Plus many locos and coaches are kept inside structures all over Italy, maintained by Associations of Volunteers and occasionally used on charters or
vintage trains. Many of these are in running condition. Some of these plants open their doors every year to public. Most
important are in: Bussoleno (Torino), Luino (Varese), Tirano (Sondrio), Rimini, La
Spezia, Pistoia (centre of steam repairs for Italy), Taranto.
Stefano has sent the following list of steam specials for Autumn 2008, note that about half are private charters (note original, now amended schedule below):
This is the updated calender of steam heritage trains. Note the "look a like plandampf" along the Reggio Emilia ACT line, with FS 685 and CCFR.7. Plus in Milano Smistamento event (11 and 12 October) there will be at least three locos: 685.089, 880.051, 625.177 plus non FS MFP T.3. These will assure some short shuttle services inside the yard.
640.143 + 100porte + DUz Torino PN 9.00-Bra 10.30/19.00 a/r
CCFR.7 Reggio Emilia 14.20-Guastalla 15.20/18.20 a/r 125° CCFR - p. da Reggio ore: 13.45, 17.40 p. da Guastalla ore: 15.50, 19.02
ALn.1204 (Schienenbus) Reggio Emilia-Guastalla a/r 125° CCFR - p. da Reggioore: 15.40, 19.35 p. da Guastalla ore: 17.23
Revised IGE schedule:
E.626 Brennero-Bolzano by IGE (treno arrivato a Brennero con OBB 1020)
E.626 Bolzano-Trento by IGE
740.293 Vicenza-Verona-Modena by IGE
685.089 + 148 Siena-Asciano-Siena by IGE
685.089 Siena-Pistoia by IGE
685.196 Rimini-Ravenna-Rovigo by IGE
E.645.104 + 090 Verona-Brennero by IGE
New round trip in Trieste
728.022 Trieste C.M. 9.00-Villa Opicina-Trieste C.le 11.00
This is the original schedule:
27 September: FS 640.143 Torino-Bra and back (public)