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444+GCFE.jpg (128955 bytes)

A FS class E444 pulls IC552 "Palladio" from Roma Termini to Venezia Santa Lucia at Ferrara in 1992.

Photo and scan by Jacopo Fioravanti (jacopofioravanti@katamail.com).



444+TEE_89.jpg (150165 bytes)

Lost forever: a FS class E444 (original) with IC611 "Cavour" Torino P.N. - Roma T.ni, carrying 1st class TEE coaches in their former cream-red wonderful (and unforgettable) livery, at Rapallo in August 1989.
Xmpr? No, thank you...

Photo and scan by Jacopo Fioravanti (jacopofioravanti@katamail.com) .



444003.jpg (144678 bytes)

FS E444 003 at Roma Termini in Spring 1990, just arrived with an intercity, probably from Torino.
This engine is one of the four prototype units (001-004) of class E444, different from the rest of the class both in the look and in the equipment. The photo is not too good but is the only one I ever managed to take, because the four prototypes spent most of their life on the tyrrhenian line, very far from my area, pulling fast trains from Roma to Torino and Napoli or even more south, and it was almost impossible to meet them somewhere else in Italy.
All four prototypes are retired (003 was the last on duty). No. 002 and no. 004 were scrapped while no. 001 will probably undergo restore operations in order to be displayed in Pietrarsa Railway Museum; I don't know if no. 003 still exist.

Photo and scan by Jacopo Fioravanti (jacopofioravanti@katamail.com).



444005.jpg (124152 bytes)

FS E444 005 at Milano Centrale in 1990.
This engine was built as a prototype unit with full choppers electronic rating control device instead of the usual rheostatic device and eventually rebuilt like the series units. Now the whole class, with the exception of the four prototypes 001-004, has been rebuilt with new cabs and many other modifications, so the look of these engines has changed a lot.

Photo and scan by Jacopo Fioravanti (jacopofioravanti@katamail.com).



444023.jpg (149010 bytes)

FS E444 023 at Firenze S.M.N. in 1987.
This was one of the three units of the class experimentally equipped for a while with remote control from the lead car for shuttle service.

Photo and scan by Jacopo Fioravanti (jacopofioravanti@katamail.com).



444035FE050992.jpg (151861 bytes)

It's 7.30 p.m. and FS E444 035 throws a long shadow down the embankment while approaching Ferrara with IC551 "Brenta" from Venezia s.L. to Roma T.ni on September 5th, 1992.

Photo and scan by Jacopo Fioravanti (jacopofioravanti@katamail.com).



444039.jpg (143065 bytes)

FS E444 039 with a train to Bologna at Ferrara in 1987.
Note that, since the engine is not fitted for remote control, it is coupled to the lead car end of the train.

Photo and scan by Jacopo Fioravanti (jacopofioravanti@katamail.com).



444042.jpg (145511 bytes)

FS E444 042 with IC 576 "Adriatico" Lecce - Milano at Rimini in September 1987.

Photo and scan by Jacopo Fioravanti (jacopofioravanti@katamail.com).



444066.jpg (146129 bytes)

FS E444 066 at Firenze S.M.N. in 1987.

Photo and scan by Jacopo Fioravanti (jacopofioravanti@katamail.com).



444080B0100592.jpg (147688 bytes)

FS E444 080 approaches Bologna Centrale with IC1527 "Domenico Ghirlandaio" from Milano Centrale to Roma Tiburtina on May 10th, 1992.

Photo and scan by Jacopo Fioravanti (jacopofioravanti@katamail.com).



444086BO89.jpg (148145 bytes)

FS E444 086 (original) with a southbound IC composed of GC-type 1st class coaches (at the rear end) and UIC-Z 2nd class coaches in the former cream-grey livery with blue stripes (behind the engine), so that this train appeared in a uniform cream-grey livery, with 1st and 2nd class to be distinguished just by the color of the stripes (red on the 1st - see picture GranConfortFSMN - , blue on the 2nd).

Photo and scan by Jacopo Fioravanti (jacopofioravanti@katamail.com).



444091.jpg (143111 bytes)

FS E444 091 at Milano Centrale in 1987.

Photo and scan by Jacopo Fioravanti (jacopofioravanti@katamail.com).



444095.jpg (120578 bytes)

FS E444 095 in Bologna Centrale engine terminal on May 10th, 1992.

Photo and scan by Jacopo Fioravanti (jacopofioravanti@katamail.com).



DLFI88_1.jpg (151824 bytes)

Big crowd of electric locomotives, with many units of FS class E444 with original cabs, in Firenze Romito engine terminal on November 6th, 1988.

Photo and scan by Jacopo Fioravanti (jacopofioravanti@katamail.com).



E444_001.jpg (130386 bytes)

FS E444 001 freshly restored fot static disply pictured at Milano smistamento 11 10 08. Digital photo marcolambruschi@libero.it


E444_logo.jpg (69186 bytes)

FS winged logo on E444 001 pictured at Milano smistamento 11 10 08. Digital photo marcolambruschi@libero.it


E_444_001.jpg (124902 bytes)

FS Locomotiva elettrica E.444.001 Tartaruga in esposizione a Foligno il 7 giugno 2008, pronta per essere trasferita al Museo Ferroviario Nazionale di Napoli Pietrarsa. FS Electirc locomotive E.444.001 Tartaruga Current system: 3kV CC. One of the prototipe unit of E.444.001 Tartaruga ready to be moved into the NAtional Railway Museum of NApoli Pietrarsa, seen in Foligno on June 7, 2008.

Photo: Massimo Mazza (massimo.mazza@telecomitalia.it)



FS0008.jpg (133048 bytes)

E 444R.???+E 444.071, in S.Rocco depot, October 1992

Photo by Mattia C. (tia@gmx.it)



FS_E444-001__2008-10-11_Milano-Smistamento.jpg (121552 bytes)

FS - E444 001. 2008-10-11, Milano Smistamento. Phtoto by M. Rinaldi (mackx@libero.it)


Logo_Tartaruga.jpg (45705 bytes)

FS Locomotiva elettrica E.444.001 Tartaruga in esposizione a Foligno il 7 giugno 2008, particolare del logo sulla fiancata della cabina. FS Electirc locomotive E.444.001 Tartaruga Current system: 3kV CC. Tartaruga (turtle) logo on the cab side, seen in Foligno on June 7, 2008.

Photo: Massimo Mazza (massimo.mazza@telecomitalia.it)



e444.jpg (96272 bytes)

Locomotore elettrico serie E 444 delle ferrovie italiane FS ripreso Milano Centrale nel marzo del 1988. Il modello di "tartaruga" nella foto oggi non esiste piu', tutte le locomotive serie E444 sono state trasformate in E444R, con sensibili modifiche sia all'aspetto esteriore che alle apparecchiature.

Photo and scan by Silvio Assi (E-mail: assi@netlab.it ---- homepage: www.geocities.com/RainForest/3829/silvio1.htm)



e444b.jpg (73653 bytes)

FS electric engine E444 ("tartaruga") on Adriatica line (1994)

Photo by S. Paolini - IRA Italian RAilfans
http://interrail.publinet.it/IRA/



e444nr55.jpg (31631 bytes)

October 1993: E444.055 on pause at Milan Central Station.

Photo and scan by Sergio Vadora



e444nr59.jpg (36877 bytes)

October 1993: Tartaruga E444 and Caimano E656 meet themselves in Milan Central Station!

Photo and scan by Sergio Vadora



e444nr72.jpg (33206 bytes)

In May 1994 the E444.072 is running across Recco (Genoa, Italy). Look at the its seductive styling....

Photo and scan by Sergio Vadora



e444nr87.jpg (23743 bytes)

October 1993: E444.087 at Milan Central Station...ready to run!

Photo and scan by Sergio Vadora



e444nr89.jpg (24719 bytes)

May 1994: E444.089 on duty across Recco (Genoa, Italy).

Photo and scan by Sergio Vadora



fs444a.jpg (28728 bytes)

Florence, electric locomotive E444.080 of the FS before reconstruction.

Photo and scan by Ernst Kers <ernst.kers@pi.net>



oscar_05.jpg (117585 bytes)

Parma, 1987.
E 444 022

Photo and scan by: O. Ferraris
URL: http://provincia.asti.it/treniasti
EMAIL: treni.at@provincia.asti.it



444+CCBO.jpg (140121 bytes)

A FS class E444 has a northbound overnight in tow at Bologna Centrale in 1988.

Photo and scan by Jacopo Fioravanti (jacopofioravanti@katamail.com).



444+ICFE.jpg (120193 bytes)

A FS class E444 stops at Ferrara with Ic547 "Palladio" from Venezia Santa Lucia to Roma Termini on a foggy morning in Autumn 1988.
Note the thin red stripe at the bottom of the body on the cars: at that time FS didn't have enough UIC-Z 2nd class coaches to equip all IC trains, so a lot of UIC-X coaches were fitted for 200 kph speed, with hydraulic absorbers between body and bogies and window baffles against aerodynamic turbulences inside the compartments, and marked with a red sripe on the lower part of the body.

Photo and scan by Jacopo Fioravanti (jacopofioravanti@katamail.com).



e633e444.jpg (88914 bytes)

Milano Centrale - Italia - Febbraio 1989
E 633 ed E 444 in sosta. L'arcata sullo sfondo una delle cinque che caratterizza la stazione.

Photo and scan Silvio Assi - EurostarItalia



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