Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Pregnana Milanese, Magenta, Borgo Vercelli, Novara, Vignale, Stresa

Day 10 will be spent around Milan area, today I'll travel to Novara and Stresa
Milano Lambrate in the morning

At Rho I can spot a freight train

Eurocity train to Switzerland

From Rho I'm traveling on the Milan-Turin conventional railway, here is Pregnana Milanese station
483 004, CTI - Captrain Italia S.r.l.

652 108

494 571

TAF train used as S-train 

Corbetta S.Stefano Ticino
405 040


483 310, Captrain Italia S.r.l.

Vossloh DE 18

There is a nearby high-speed line, so usually ETR500 trains are taking it

Borgo Vercelli
ETR204 is a Trenord version of Trenitalia ETR104, Alstom Coradia Stream "Pop"

191 015

TGV Réseau on the route Paris-Milan
TGV 4502 (Series 38000)

This train is not allowed to operate on the high-speed line in Italy
This means that the new Frecciarossa service between Paris and Milan is about 30 min faster than TGV

652 125

Arriving at Novara

Basilica of San Gaudenzio is the landmark of Novara

Novara station 

191 030, CFI - Compagnia Ferroviaria Italiana S.p.A.

Taking a train northbound from Novara, now at station Vignale

From Vignale, there are two lines northbound.
 Alessandria–Novara–Arona railway is passing through Vignale

Many freight trains to/from Switzerland are passing by here
Italian locomotives are used until Domodossola

Vossloh G1000 BB from Hupac

Swiss locomotive is on the way to Novara
193 701
RT&S livery

652 037

193 701 is already on the way back

FS D.445 arriving from the non-electrified line from Varallo

483 301, Captrain

I'm on the way to Arona, here is a stop at Borgo Ticino

Although the line is electrified, diesel railcar "Minuetto" is used here

RV train to Domodossola


The line from Domodossola is used by many freight trains
652 125

652 149

Swiss train
486 505, BLS Cargo

Lago Maggiore

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