Roco HO 73177 Diesel railcar class ALn 448/460 FS era IV DCC Q4 2022 New Item
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Diesel railcar class ALn 448/460 of the Italian State Railways. Update! - Model with PluX22 interface and PluX22 sound decoder available for the first time - Conversion variant without kitchen - Freestanding handles - Exclusive interior design of the locomotive and the drivers‘ cabs - With “Televisor” logo on the nose available for the first time The Italian State Railways (FS) bought 9 Diesel multiple units of the series ALn 442/448 from the Italian manufacturer Breda for the use in high-quality international passenger trains on diesel lines. Until 1972, they mainly were used a a replacement unit for locomotive-hauled TEE trains. Food and drinks were prepared in an extra on-board kitchen and meals were served directly to the seat due to the lack of a restaurant area. After having operated as TEE, the trains were rebuilt, with the kitchen being removed and seats fitted in place of these, so the designation was also changed to ALn 448/460. These were used as express trains, especially in southern Italy. The ALn were particularly popular with passengers because of their high level of comfort and short travel times (the multiple units could travel 140 km / h).