I spent 11 years working in Italy and I used the FS almost every day - a shame I didn't make more pictures...
Carnate - Usmate, Ale 582, taken on 30.03.2008. The station is under refurbiushment, main work is done. The reason why I took photos in this station there is to look in detail at point motors and automatic track locks, as I was working on 2 Italian modules at this time. uups - wrong picture. now corrected.
A class 245 shunter at the border station Tarviso Boscoverde .
An Austrian goods train runs into the station, pulled by two 1116 - nickname Taurus. They roll into the station with the pantographs already down.
The shunter is pushing the two locomotives back into direction Austria - the couplings are not closed and wen the shunter breaks the electric locomotives roll along to the end of the station where they wait for a signal to lift the pantograph and to go back to Austria. In the background we see already the Italian locomotive which will take over the goods train.
Here the Italian class E 402 which will take the goods train. Why only one Italian engine? Well - the border is on a pass route. From now on it goes down in direction Udine, so no extra traction power is needed.
Edited by Vecchio, 07 November 2016 - 22:27 .