Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Italian steam 741 class

Locomotive 741.320 near Valdaora on the line Fortezza (Franzensfeste) - San Candido (Innichen) in the South Tirol on 4 January 1975.  This was a 2-8-0 class from 1954 and were fitted with a Franco-Crosti boiler (named after two Italians working for the FS - a relatively conventional main boiler with one or two secondary feedwater heaters running parallel to the boiler barrel. Where the loading gauge did not allow the feedwater heater to be placed beside the boiler it was mounted beneath.)

The passenger cars suggest this was a special excursion train.

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