Record-breaking FS electric trains and international services

The history of electric trains of the past in a new DVD

Ground-breaking FS electric trains and international services. This is the title of the DVD produced by Fondazione FS Italiane in collaboration with CSC - Archivio Nazionale Cinema Impresa and Penny Video.

The new multimedia product traces one of the most prestigious periods in the Italian railway history, from the design of fast electric trains – as the forerunners of High Speed – to the great International express convoys, as the model of “Italian styling” in on-board services and in the elevated quality of train travel.

The DVD is available as of Wednesday, 22 July in the Fondazione FS Italiane shops and online at

“The Fondazione FS Italiane has inherited this immense heritage of films and photographs, undertaking their digitisation and reorganisation, in order to pass down the history of Italy to future generations through the State Railways archives. With this new and unprecedented DVD release, we share the adventure of Italian genius and style in the railway field so that it may be discovered even by those not working in the field.”

With these words, Luigi Cantamessa, as Director General of the FS Italiane Foundation, presents the DVD, “Elettrotreni FS da record e servizi internazionali” (“Ground-breaking FS Electrotrains and International Services”).