Trainpics from Italy:

In the sixties, Italy was the place to go for the german summer vacationist. By train or - if able to afford it - by car they drove over the Brenner-pass to the beaches of the Adria with pale skin; only to come back two weeks later with a healthy brown tan and - thanks to pizza, pasta and other sorts of yummi food - with a few extra pounds on the hips. We'll go on a little trip to Bella Italia in this gallery, too. But it's not the beaches we're interested in ... it's the trains of Italy!
Pustertal - In Southern Tyrol - in the very north of Italy - lies the Pustertal. The railway line through it may not be the most important line in the country - nevertheless, with national and international passenger trains operated by both the italian FS and the austrian ÖBB, it is not only a rather interesting, but also a quite beautiful line.
Ferrovia del Renon - whilst down in the valley modern passenger- and freighttrains roll and tourists and thousands on trucks roar south, up on the Ritten plateau, one feels like being transferred back to the old times. As 100 years ago, old electric railcars are humming by before beautiful mountain backdrops. A visit at this south-tyrolian railway-gem is just a click away ...
V200 of the FER - German V200 in Italy? Many have heard of them - but hardly any german railfan has been there, too. And so it was almost a little discovery-trip, when we set of to hunt those elegant export articles in the Emilia Romagna and in Lombardia. 20 images show, what we found on our three day long visit ...
Last update: 15th February 2009