120th anniversary of the Italian ‘La Transiberiana' (Sulmona-Isernia) railway line

On October 16 and 17, 2017, the 120th anniversary of the Sulmona-Isernia railway line, also known as the Italian "Trans Siberia" (La Transiberiana), was celebrated. The railway got this nickname because the railway runs through the Apennine Mountains and the weather conditions can sometimes be "Trans-Siberian". The Fondazione FS steam locomotive 940 041, which was specially designed for these types of railways through the Apennines and of which 53 were built between 1922 and 1924, was the centrepiece of the railway's anniversary celebration. In addition to journeys with this beautiful steam locomotive, journeys with historic diesel trainsets were also performed. In this 7-part series we see beautiful images of this anniversary in a beautiful landscape!

Credits: Corti Ferroviari Amatoriali


Part 1: Steam locomotive 940 041 from Sulmona to Roccaraso
Part 2: Steam locomotive 940 041 from Roccaraso to Sulmona
Part 3: Diesel locomotive D 445 1145 in action
Part 4: Historical diesel train sets from the FS
Part 5: Steam locomotive 940 041 in the Majella National Park
Part 6: Steam locomotive 940 041 maneuvering in Roccaraso
Part 7: Steam locomotive 940 041 from Roccaraso to Cansano

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