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My selfportrait in the tunnel
The railway Genova - Casella is a narrow-gauge railway linking the city of Genoa with its hinterland, reaching high Casella Scrivia valley.
Open year in 1929 (at the end of work began with the ceremony of laying the foundation stone June 26, 1921), connects the city of Genoa - from Manin square station - the village of the town of Box, a small town in ' hinterland of the capital, through a wholly 24.318 km long mountain that touches three different valleys: the Valbisagno, Valpolcevera and Valle Scrivia.

The line is narrow gauge of 1 meter (meter gauge) and electric traction. With eleven pairs of trains a day carrying approximately 250 thousand passengers a year. The journey of the line is about 50 minutes.

The altimetry affected are: the altitude of 93 meters above sea level station Genova Piazza Manin passes in nine kilometers to 370 meters in places Trensasco to reach 410 meters above sea level of the terminal box having crossed the dividing fraction of Crocetta Orero, 458 meters above sea level The maximum gradient of 45 ‰.

In addition to the municipalities of Genoa and Casella, the line also passes through the municipalities of Sant'Olcese and Serra Riccò.

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  • Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9052 W: 135 N: 16932] (111016)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2010-04-08
  • Categories: Transportation
  • Exposure: f/4, 1/60 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2010-04-10 3:26
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