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FS ETR.300 «Settebello»   
Painted together with Franco Sartori and Claudio Vianini
Era 3-4
FS ETR 250 «Arlecchino»   
This unit should not need any presentation, as it is one of the symbols of the Italian Railways of the Sixties. The four Arlecchino were built in 1960, just in time for the Olympic Games in Rome; their appearance is strictly derived from that of the Settebello, the first luxury train built after the war (1952): the two "Belvedere", where travellers could have an amazing view of the railway line, remain a sensational unique case at European level. Although externally similar to the Settebello, Arlecchino was an innovative train from a technical point of view: the bogies were of a completely new design and represent the first bogies realised by FS for high speed trains (up to 180 km/h): electric multiple units of the ALe 601 family share the same bogies, and these were later retrofitted to Settebello and rebuilt ETR 220's.
The name "Arlecchino" is linked to the fact that the interior decoration of the four coaches is based on four different shades.
The present story of Arlecchino is not so nice to tell: after the end of regular services at the end of the 1980's, the Arlecchino were used for charter services up to about 1995; then a misunderstood austerity policy of the new FS direction, in which history clearly could not have a place, led to the dismissing of the charter fleet, the demolition of some Arlecchino and of two Settebello (those which still had original furniture!). The survived exemplars are presently unused, waiting for better times - or pulling down.
Era 4  Transparent background
FS ETR.220   

Era 4-5  Transparent background
New!  FS ETR.401 «Pendolino»   

Painted by Claudio Pepe.
Era 4  Transparent background
New!  FS ETR.250 «Arlecchino» (night view)   

Era 4  Transparent background


Brescia-Iseo-Edolo (SNFT -> FNM)
New!  SNFT Cne + B68   
The diesel electric Cne 510 engine was built in 10 units, in 1961, and was used for freight trains to and from the steelworks present in the upper part of the Edolo Valley. It was also used for passenger trains composed of B68 trailers. Four units have been overhauled and are still working in green livery.
Era 4  Transparent background
New!  SNFT Cne + freight train Rovato-Sellero   

Era 4  Transparent background
New!  FNM D.343 + Regional train Breno-Iseo   
D.343.1034 with two Bz80, as it is still used for some trains for school services. The loco is a single unit bought from FS. Coaches are second-hand former SBB vehicles, similar to those running on FNM network.
Era 6  Transparent background


Electric Multiple Units
FS ALe 803   
Painted by Franco Sartori
Era 3-5
FS Freccia della Laguna (1962-1982) - ALe 601   
ALe 601 represent the more elegant, comfortable and fast electric units built by FS. They have been delivered along a decade, starting from 1960 and are subdivided into three series, plus different trailers.
The train here reproduced is the exact composition of the famous Freccia della Laguna and includes, left to right: ALe 601 (3rd series) + Le 601 Bozen-Rome; ALe 601 (2nd series) + Restaurant Le 480 + Trailer with luggage compartment Le 481 Trieste-Rome; Le 481 + Le 601 + ALe 601 (1st series) Udine-Venice S. Lucia-Rome.
At present ALe 601 run with local trains in Veneto, unfortunately in the awful XMPR livery, or have been rebuilt into 4-units trains (ALe 841).
Era 3-4  Transparent background
FS ALe 801   
These multiple units were built in 1977-78 as an improvement of the previous ALe 803, which were the first multiple unit especially developed for commuting services around large cities. ALe 801 offered 390 places over four coaches (instead of the three of ALe 803), could reach 140 km/h and were painted with a very bright and attractive livery, used only for this group.
All units are still working around Milano, Genova, Venezia, Roma and so on, but ... they suddenly lost their beautiful orange in Spring 2000. Nowadays all units are painted with the new standard white/green "XMPR" livery which is applied to all (!) FS locos, coaches, electric and Diesel multiple units (and which is awful: too bright the white, too dark the green, too much contrast, too sensitive to dirt - but this is a personal opinion, of course).
Era 4-6
FS E.623 "Varesina" (former 3rd rail)   
For over forty years the family of "Varesine" represented a typical aspect of everyday commuting services in the area of Milano. The E.623 group was derived from the rebuilding of former third-rail electric units, no more required after the war, when the third-rail 600 V network from Milano to Varese and Porto Ceresio was transformed into a standard 3000 V catenary-powered line.
Trains composed of an E.623, a couple of Corbellini coaches and a cab control car where very frequent on the lines from Milano to Varese, Novara, Bergamo, Alessandria, Domodossola up to about 1984/85, when the spreading of new doubledecker coaches offered a greatly improved quality and capacity standard for commuters.
E.623 and the cab control car where originally painted by Claudio Vianini from Milan.
Era 4
FS E.424 + Le 803   
Multiple units by Franco Sartori
Era 4
FS ALe 724   
ALe 724 are the new EMU's of the 80's.
Painted byClaudio Vianini.
Era 4-5  Transparent background
FS Freccia della Versilia (1986) ALe 840, Le 540, ALn 873   
After the electrification of the Brescia-Fidenza route, at the beginning of the Eighties, this famous express train was made by electric units of groups ALe 840 and ALe 540 from Brescia and Cremona as well as by Diesel units ALn 873 from Verona.
The two sections joined in Fornovo and run together to Sarzana, Viareggio and Pisa. In the return trip, the train came back to Fornovo, where the two sections were separated. As this trip occurred in the evening, I've painted the "SAR" bitmap as a night view
ALn 873 painted together with Marco Mosca
Era 4

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