Società per le strade ferrate dell'Alta Italia

SFAI lines at 20.9.1870

The Società per le strade ferrate dell'Alta Italia (Upper Italian Railways, SFAI) was an Italian railway company from 1865 to 1885.

HistoryEdit

It was established on 1 July 1865 with 1,057.5 miles (1,701.9 km) of line it acquired from the state railway of the Kingdom of Sardinia (Piedmont) (453.5 miles (729.8 km)), the part of the state railway of the former Kingdom of Lombardy–Venetia (604 miles (972 km)) that had been absorbed into the Kingdom of Italy in 1859 after the Second Italian War of Independence and some other private railways. At its establishment, it included the Turin–Genoa, the Fréjus line, the Turin–Milan, Milan–Chiasso, Milan–Domodossola, Milan–Bologna and the Bologna–Pistoia lines.[1] After Austria's defeat in the Third Italian War of Independence in 1866, the railways of the Veneto (amounting to 230 miles (370 km)), including the Milan–Venice line, were transferred to the SFAI.[2] On 1 July 1885 its network was taken over by the Rete Mediterranea (Mediterranean Network) and the Rete Adriatica (Adriatic Network), with lines generally west of Milan going to the Rete Mediterranea.[3]

SFAI locomotivesEdit

The following list is incomplete.

SFAI nos. (1865) SFAI nos. (1869) Wheel arrangement Notes Picture
31-90 ? 2-2-2 Locomotives LVCI 1-50, 155-164
91-110 ? 2-2-2 FS Class 103
210-238 ? 0-4-2 FS Class 113
250-258 ? 0-4-2 Locomotives SFAI 250-258
259-264 ? 0-4-2 [1]
301-311 ? 2-4-0 Locomotives SFAI 301-311
381-382 Names: Ariosto and Raffaello 2-4-0 Locomotives LVCI 79-90
393 ? 4-4-0 [2]
703-708 767-772 0-6-0 FS Class 396
709-713, 718-757 ? 0-6-0 [3]
714-717 778-781 0-6-0 Locomotives LVCI 116-119
805-1000 ? 0-6-0 [4]
1051-1070 1401-1420 0-4-0+0-4-0 Mastodonte dei Giovi (locomotive)
1106-1115 1417-1426 0-6-0+0-6-0 [5]
1181-1200 ? 4-6-0 FS Class 650
1281-1300 1201-1220 0-8-0 FS Class 400
1400 ? 0-4-0T Locomotive SFAI 1400
1404-1407 ? 0-4-0 [6]
1408-1411 ? 0-6-0ST [7]
1461-1473 ? 2-4-0 [8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kalla-Bishop, P. M. (1971). Italian Railways. Newton Abbott, Devon, England: David & Charles. p. 40. ISBN 0-7153-5168-0.
  2. ^ Kalla-Bishop, P. M. (1971). Italian Railways. Newton Abbott, Devon, England: David & Charles. p. 41. ISBN 0-7153-5168-0.
  3. ^ Kalla-Bishop, P. M. (1971). Italian Railways. Newton Abbott, Devon, England: David & Charles. p. 52. ISBN 0-7153-5168-0.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Società per le Ferrovie dell'Alta Italia at Wikimedia Commons