The Architectural Archive looks after a precious collection comprised of thousands of technical drawings and hundreds of photographs of railway edifices.
The collections hail from the central offices of Ferrovie dello Stato’s “Servizio Lavori e Costruzioni” which managed the planning, creation and maintenance of the company’s infrastructure.
The entire drawing collection (containing over 10.000 transparencies) was previously safeguarded by various department heads over the years. It is mainly made up of station and railway edifice projects and includes technical drawings for the construction of industrial buildings such as engine and maintenance depots. It also includes the so-called typological designs used by FS as a template for its projects.