WHO WE ARE
We are a group of railwaymen, in service
and retired, and railfans which founded in 1999 this no profit
association to promote
railway culture through the restoration and the maintenance of old
So year by year undisputed charm trains
to cross once more the railways of Veneto
and Trentino-Alto Adige, fascinating a lot of people at every exit.
We are better known as “Musi
(Black Faces) as the so called engineers covered of soot that drove
in the past century.
Our symbol is the oil light in use on
the steam locos.
To pursue our intentions we stipulated a
specific pact with Trenitalia’s Direzione Regionale Veneto.
All the activities are free developed by
our members and under the supervision of Trenitalia’s
To view the historical train schedule,
please click here.
To know more about the rolling stock
please click here.
HOW TO RENT A HISTORICAL TRAIN
If you desire to rent a historical train,
you must contact the commercial office of Trenitalia’s
Direzione Regionale Veneto,
day, the schedule, the run and the traveller’s number.
Don’t miss to specify
the type of traction: steam, electric or Diesel.
Also bicycles can travel by train.
Passeggeri Regionale Veneto
Decorati al Valor Civile, 99
I-30171 Mestre VE – Italy
Of course we’re pleased to help you,
remember that we’re not responsible
the rental price of the trains.
If you have no idea where to go, please
see the Triveneto’s railway lines map below.
Brigata Casale, 1/c
Verona S. Lucia’s locos depot
Telephone: +39 045.802.3588
morning: Thursday and Saturday
Fax: +39 045.802.2554
Warning: we’re sorry but entrance in
working offices is not allowed
Q. Which type of train can I choose?
A. You can choose steam, electric or
Q. Which destinations can I choose for a trip
with the historical train?
A. You can choose any place but served
by the railway. The railway enterprise and the manager of the
can impose some limitations due to the technical specifications of the
stock and the lines.
Q. Which is the speed of the historical trains?
A. The maximum speed of the locomotives
type 740/940 is 65 km/h.
The electric locos type E626 travel to 95 km/h
and the Diesel railcars
type ALn 873 travel to 110 km/h.
Q. How many places are
available on board of the historical trains?
A. The Diesel railcars type ALn 873 have
73 places. The carriages type ‘Centoporte’ have 78
places and the carriages type
‘Corbellini’ have 68.
Q. How much does it cost
renting a historical train?
A. The rental price of historical trains
is calculated only by Trenitalia’s Direzione Regionale Veneto.
AVTS is not responsible about it.
Q. Can bicycles be loaded on board of
A. Yes but it’s necessary to inform
Trenitalia to have suitable wagons.
AVTS will be pleased to help you loading
and unloading your bicycles in stations.
Q. Who drives the historical trains?
A. Historical trains are driven by the trained
personnel of Trenitalia.