Locomotives SFAI 250-258

Locomotives SFAI 250-258 were 0-4-2 steam locomotives (with tenders) of the Società per le strade ferrate dell'Alta Italia (SFAI).

SFSP 99-104 / VE
later SFAI 250-258
later RM 2707-2715
later FS Class 111
Type and origin
Power typeSteam
Build date1855, 1860
Total produced9
 • Whyte0-4-2
Gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in)
Driver dia.1.375 metres
Loco weight26.8 tonnes
Fuel typeCoal
Cylinders2 inside
Valve gearStephenson
Performance figures
Maximum speed50 km/h


The first six units were built in 1855 for the Strade Ferrate dello Stato Piemontese (SFSP), where they carried the numbers 99-104. Five years later, in 1860, three similar locomotives were built for the Victor Emmanuel Railway (VE). In 1865, with the establishment of the SFAI, they entered SFAI stock with the numbers 250-255 for the former SFSP units, and 256-258 for the former VE units. In 1885, with the creation of the great national networks, the machines were assigned to the Rete Mediterranea (RM), where they assumed the numbers 2707-2715. In 1905, at the establishment of the Italian State Railways (FS), 8 units were still in operation, and they were classified as Class 111 with the numbers 1111-1118. After a few years they were withdrawn and scrapped.


Further readingEdit

  • Giovanni Cornolò, Locomotive a vapore FS, Parma, Ermanno Albertelli, 1998, p. 111.