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  1. Alpine Express

    Alpine Express

    Italian EMU class ETR 400 leaves Bolzano/Bozen in Southern Tyrol on a cloudy morning, Oct. 2007, on its run to Rome, crossing Eisack-River brigde. The scene at Bolzano offers you a pituresce view to the Dolomites in the background.
  2. Trapani Station, Sicily

    Trapani Station, Sicily

    Trapani station is the northwestern terminus for Sicily's passenger train service. The view is looking east at Mt. Erice from the station. The Mediterranean Sea is just a few blocks to the left.
  3. Marsala Water Spout

    Marsala Water Spout

    This is the long unused water spout at the station in Marsala, Sicily. 27 Oct 2007
  4. Twilight Blur

    Twilight Blur

    Trenitalia #8696, a Class ALn 663 diesel locomotive roars out of Marsala, Sicily at twilight. I knew it was too dark for a still shot, so I thought I'd try a pan. With the front in focus and the rest of the train and background blurred, you get the sense of how fast this train was moving.
  5. Trenitalia ALn 668-3015

    Trenitalia ALn 668-3015

    Trenitalia #8678,one of the older ALn 668 class, departs Marsala station for Alcamo Diramazione, Sicily. The female conductor was wondering what "that crazy American" was trying to do as I ran from one end of the station to the other to get photos of the train arriving and departing.
  6. Trenitalia 22776

    Trenitalia 22776

    Trenitalia #22776, one of the newer Minuetto class diesel locomotives, flies through the beautiful western Sicilian countryside just east of Mozia-Birgi on its way to Castelvetrano. Mt. Erice dominates the background. Photo edited 16 Feb 2008.
  7. Sunset Train from Marsala

    Sunset Train from Marsala

    The sun is setting as Trenitalia #8696 departs Marsala, Sicily for Mazara del Vallo. This is the new Minuetto train that is replacing the 663 and 668 class diesels. It has a top speed of 130 km/hr (~80 mph).
  8. Trenitalia ALn 663-1180

    Trenitalia ALn 663-1180

    Trenitalia ALn 663-1180 weaves through Marsala, Sicily on its way to Mazara.
  9. Electric Trio at Venice Santa Lucia

    Electric Trio at Venice Santa Lucia

    From left to right: Trenitalia ETR 500, E414 and E464-250 at Venice Santa Lucia railroad station.
  10. Trenitalia Eurostar ETR 500-55

    Trenitalia Eurostar ETR 500-55

    Trenitalia Eurostar ETR 500-55 at Venice Santa Lucia railroad station.
  11. Trenitalia E656-431

    Trenitalia E656-431

    Trenitalia E656-431 getting ready to depart Venice Santa Lucia railroad station.
  12. Trenitalia E464-264

    Trenitalia E464-264

    Engineer boarding Trenitalia E464-264 at Venice Santa Lucia railroad station. Photo edited 17 Feb 2008.
  13. Trenitalia E444-009

    Trenitalia E444-009

    Trenitalia E444-009 at Venice Santa Lucia railroad station.
  14. Pordenone Ghost Train

    Pordenone Ghost Train

    Trenitalia #2458, E464.264 departs Pordenone, Italy in the early evening of October 31, 2007.
  15. Night Train from Marsala

    Night Train from Marsala

    One of Trenitalia's new passenger trains departs Marsala station for Trapani on the island of Sicily on a beautiful evening. Photo taken Oct 27, 2007.
  16. FS E428 226 with 'Centoporte'

    FS E428 226 with 'Centoporte'

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