Italian Railways 4th edition

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Italian Railways – Locomotives and Multiple Units – is the complete guide to all locomotives and multiple units operating on the railways of Italy. This 2019 edition has been completely revised and is fully updated. It includes:

  • A brief history of the railways of Italy.
  • Detailed fleet lists of all locomotives & multiple units in service, including Trenitalia, all private passenger and freight operators and independent railways.
  • A general overview of the organisation and structure of the Italian railway network today.
  • Detailed maps of the Italian railway network.
  • An explanation of the numbering schemes in use, including domestic systems and the European Vehicle Numbering scheme.
  • Livery information.
  • Depot allocations and activity codes.
  • Technical data for every class of locomotive and multiple unit.
  • Descriptions and operating information for every private operating company.
  • Details of museums and museum lines, plus a full list of preserved locomotives and multiple units.
  • Locomotives in industrial service.
  • Over 80 colour illustrations.
  • An extensive list of locomotive and multiple unit builders
  • A glossary of useful railway-themed terms in Italian and English

This book has been complied and updated by David Haydock, the former editor of Today’s Railways Europe. It is the result of much original research arising from many visits to Italy, combined with information provided by a network of contact built up over many years.

Italian Railways 4th edition is part of the Platform 5 European Handbook series. It is the most comprehensive guide to the rolling stock operating on Italy’s railways. 208 pages.

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