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Porrettana Steam Railway

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Does this still exist ? If so does it only run on certain dates. If it is not a regular service is the scenic line still in use for regular regional trains between Pistoia and Porretta Terme ?

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"is the scenic line still in use for regular regional trains...?"

Yes

For timetables, please peruse the following pdf, pages 143 to 148:

http://www.trenitalia.com/cms-file/allegati/trenitalia_2014/informazioni/orario_digitale/RegionaleToscana_light25_10_2018.pdf

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It’s actually an historical railway still in daily operation but not of course daily with steam.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porrettana_Railway

To find trains on this line using

http://www.trenitalia.com/tcom-en

you need to use the destination Porretta Terme in your search, e.g. from Bologna and Firenze. Otherwise the sensible computer will try to sel you Freccia tickets.

It has been one of my unrealised dreams to take the train to’ Porretta Terme, then travel by 787 to Castelluccio. Not the Umbria Castelluccio and not the 787 that first comes to mind, but these.

https://www.tper.it/content/linea-787-porretta-terme-pennola

Castelluccio

40046 Porretta Terme, Metropolitan City of Bologna, Italy

https://goo.gl/maps/PLEUUwZBMV12

and eat and stay here , find it on Booking.com

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But instead recently we took another of these historical rail lines north out of Florence, the Faentina.

http://settesettimane.blogspot.com/2018/10/the-faentina-railway.html

which also has its steam loving followers, but the regular regional trains are very pleasant and the views spectacular, as I’m sure the Porretana views must be.

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The above replies refer to the standard service on this scenic railway. There are, however, vintage trains which are operated usually on weekends, sometimes hauled by a steam engine, sometimes by a vintage electric engine. Details at www.fondazionefs.it (alas, Italian only).

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Dennis, We will more than likely be taking the Pistoia - Porretta terme line next May. Thank you and Brun066 for the information!

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hi greenhillow

check ferrovieturistiche.it hope this is something you're looking for.

aloha

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Thanks to everyone for the really useful replies. I will investigate further and hopefully build some of these suggestions into my trip.

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Thanks to everyone for the really useful replies. I will investigate further and hopefully build some of these suggestions into my trip.

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