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  1. DaiGog

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    Hi all.........am I right in thinking that the Siena - Empoli line still has D.445 diesel locos in charge of some of the regional trains? If so, is it just the through Firenze services, or just peak hours?

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  3. GrimsbyPacer

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    I've searched very hard on the ever useless internet. The Italian Wikipedia page says (in Itailian) that some units are assigned to Sienna aswell as some in Turin and several places in the far south. That's all I can find. So I guess some will run on that line.
     
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    Thanks for your response - that's about as far as I got as well. They seem to do the Siena - Firenze regional express services, which run hourly, so will have a look.
     
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    Use this site, albeit train-by-train going through required (composition at bottom of details on each train, click on train number) - at least a handful of daytime ones look to be hauled.

    http://www.e656.net/orario/stazione/siena.html
     
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    Thanks. Found the train list, it seems it's basically hourly with a long gap in the morning in one direction. Plenty to go at though!
     
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    And it's a nice part of the world to bash diesels in as well! When I was last in Tuscany, I put that line on my "to do" list at some point in the future.
     
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    Polar Bears don't belong in Italy.
     
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    True to a point! There's those in zoos & others that like beer & trains! :D
     
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    Hello,
    on Siena Empoli route there are trains to Empoli and other to Florence (all trains to Florence stop in Empoli).

    The trains to Firenze, usually, are pulled by D 445 diesel locomotives. Trains to Empoli are DMUs ALn 501/502 (Minuetto) or ALn 668. In the future also ATR 220 (Swing) will run to Empoli.

    The effective type of rolling stock depends by the real situation (traffic, delays, maintenance, breakdowns), so program can be changed.

    Other D 445 locomotives work in Reggio Calabria, Taranto, Treviso, Cremona, Torino (freight) and Cagliari.
     
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    Thank you. We fly out tomorrow so will have a look!
     
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    You are welcome ;) let us know if you enjoyed trains in Tuscany.
     
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