Italian State Railways

  • Time running out for Italy’s ‘Tartarughe’

    Time running out for Italy’s ‘Tartarughe’



    THE last few remaining Italian Railways Class 444 ‘Tartarughe’ (Tortoise) electric locos are expected to be withdrawn by December. They are being replaced by more modern locos, and most recently by second-hand, Italian-built ‘Fyra’ high-speed trains from The Netherlands. Italian State Railways introduced the first Class 444 locos in 1967 when they were the most…

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