Retired railway personnel and train enthusiasts are the men and the women who make up those affiliated associations which help make the amazing journeys through time on our historic trains run smoothly.
These associations were already established before the founding of the FS Foundation in 2013. They have been actively collaborating on our initiatives since 2014 and bring with them a wealth of knowledge and experience accumulated over many years.
They carry out the routine maintenance and the cleaning of the historic engines and carriages, making sure they are in pristine condition for the many organized trips. They also help out with passenger assistance during the events and often provide anecdotes and little known facts about the train of the day.
The numerous associations that cooperate with us can be found in the table below, listed in order from North to South and the islands.
|Associazione Turno C||Umbria||historic rolling stocks’ restoration in Squadra Rialzo of Foligno|
|Associazione Culturale Amici della Ferrovia Le Rotaie||Molise||www.lerotaie.com||administration of Sulmona – Carpinone historic railway, Castel di Sangro rail yard|
|Associazione Culturale Museo Ferroviario Valsesiano||Piedmont||www.museoferroviariovalsesiano.it||they take care of the Novara – Varallo railway heritage, and of the permanent exhibition in Varallo train station showing historic objects and documents of the railway world|
|Gruppo Ale883||Lombardy||www.ale883.it||administration of Alta Valtellina railway; Tirano’s depot|
|Associazione FerAlp Team||Piedmont||www.facebook.com/FerAlp-Team-Bussoleno||they manage FerAlp Museum where are maintained and restored the historic trains|
|Associazione Ferrovie Kaos||Sicily||www.ferroviekaos.it||Agrigento Bassa – Porto Empedocle historic railway, Porto Empedocle C.le train station|
|Associazione Ferrovie Turistiche Italiane||Lombardy||www.ferrovieturistiche.it||they take care Basso Sebino railway; Camuna touristic railway; Val d’Orcia railway|
|Associazione Roma Treno a Vapore Team||Lazio||(site under maintenance)||deals with organization and participation in events; railway modelling expositions|
|Associazione Rotabili Storici Milano Smistamento||Lombardy||www.milanosmistamento.com||they take care of Officina Media del Deposito Locomotive Milano Smistamento and of Officina manutenzione veicoli Squadra Rialzo Milano Centrale|
|Associazione Sarda Treni Storici "Sardegnavapore"||Sardinia||www.sardegnavapore.it||historic rolling stock's restoration|
|Associazione Toscana Treni Storici “Italvapore”||Tuscany||www.italvapore.it||historic Rolling Stocks’ Depot of Pistoia|
|Associazione Treni Storici Emilia Romagna Adriavapore||Emilia Romagna||www.adriavapore.it||historic rolling stock's restoration in Bologna C.le locomotive's depot|
|Associazione Treni Storici Liguria||Liguria||www.atsl.it||historic rolling stock's restoration in Santo Stefano di Magra depot|
|Associazione Treno DOC||Sicily||www.trenodoc.com||historic rolling stocks’ restoration in Palermo locomotives’ depot, promotion and creation of cultural and turistic events|
|Associazione Veneta Treni Storici||Veneto||www.avts.it||historic rolling stocks’ restoration and maintenance|
|Associazione Museo-Stazione Trieste Campo Marzio||Friuli-Venezia-Giulia||www.museoferroviariotrieste.it||deals with the support for the construction of historic trains and the preservation of the historic infrastructure|