RAILROADS: Italy's Super-Train

Italy last week put into daily service between Milan, Rome and Naples the most modern train in Europe. Known as the ETR 300, it gives passengers the thrill of "riding with the engineer" at 60 m.p.h. in a radically different locomotive that is also an observation car. The passengers actually ride ahead of the engineer; he runs the electric train from a dome behind them (see cut).

Designed primarily for the tourist trade, the seven-car ETR 300 can carry 160 reserved-seat passengers in luxury—a dining car that seats 56, a bar, souvenir shop second observation car in the rear and...

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