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Italian State Railway ALe 801 and ALe 940
Italy | 1975 | 65 produced
Four-car setin June 2011 near Isola del Cantone
Four-car setin June 2011 near Isola del Cantone
Christof Hofbauer

These multiple units were developed in the 1970s for local transport as the successor to the ALe 803. To save costs, the same body was used, the electrical system was modernized and the number of doors was reduced. While the predecessor consisted of a power car, a trailer and a control car, the successor consisted of two power cars at the ends and two trailers in the middle. Up to three sets can be coupled together. While the ALe 940 motor car only has a passenger compartment, the ALe 801 on the other end also has a luggage compartment. The Trasporto Ferroviario Toscano now uses them with five cars as a reserve.

ManufacturerBreda, Ansaldo, Officine Marelli
Axle configB-B+2-2+2-2+B-B 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length352 ft 5 1/2 in
Service weight489,426 lbs
Adhesive weight308,647 lbs
Axle load38,581 lbs
Power sourceelectric - DC
Electric system3,000 V
Hourly power2,811 hp (2,096 kW)
Continuous power2,213 hp (1,650 kW)
Top speed93 mph
Power Plant
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last changed: 11/2023

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