TEE diesel railcar class ALn 442/448 of the Italian State Railways. Epoch IV.
Motor with flywheel. Drive on two axles. Two traction tyres. LED-lighting white/red that change with the direction of travel. Interface according to PluX22 standards for the adaptation of a digital decoder. Coupler pocket according to NEM 362 standards with close coupler motion link.
■ Freestanding handles ■ Exclusive interior design of the locomotive and the drivers‘ cabs ■ With “Televisor” logo on the nose available for the first time ■ Model with PluX Interface available for the first time
The Italian State Railways (FS) bought 9 Diesel multiple units of the series ALn 442/448 from the Italian manufacturer Breda for the use in high-quality international passenger trains on diesel lines. Until 1972, they mainly were used a a replacement unit for locomotive-hauled TEE trains. Food and drinks were prepared in an extra on-board kitchen and meals were served directly to the seat due to the lack of a restaurant area. After having operated as TEE trains, the units were used as express trains, especially in southern Italy. The muliple unit ALn were very popular among passengers who appreciated the high level of comfort and the short travel time (the units reached a maximum speed of 140 km/h).