Sleeper train comes to rescue in Northern Italy.

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aformeruser

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BBC News has reported that a sleeper train with 450 beds has been sent to Crevalcore, Italy due to buildings being unsafe to re-enter after a second earthquake in Northern Italy.
 
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that'll be rather a long train, 6 berth couchettes can only hold 60 per coach, if they are sleeper coaches, the capacity will be somewhat less
 

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Will they just have pulled all the surplus sleeper/couchette stock they can find in Italy/Western Europe?

How will they be providing ETS to them? Just leaving a locomotive attached all the time can't be practical from a fuel supply standpoint. Unless they have gear to allow them to be hooked up to the grid.
 

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Unless they have gear to allow them to be hooked up to the grid.
Using electric locomotives would have exactly the same effect. Remember this is Europe we're talking about, not Britain.
 

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that'll be rather a long train, 6 berth couchettes can only hold 60 per coach, if they are sleeper coaches, the capacity will be somewhat less

450/60 = 7.5 coaches, not overly long... (guessing either 450 is a rough number or there's a mixture of coaching stock). And as it won't be going anywhere it probably doesn't matter too much if it's hard to shift.
 
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