The Ronciglione railway bridge.
The railway bridge between Ronciglione Capranica, closed for many years maintained a icredibile charm.
After years of planning and discussion, construction began in 1921.
The line was inaugurated on October 28, 1928, on the occasion of the sixth anniversary of the March on Rome, and opened to traffic exactly one year later. The railway is incorporated the short-Capranica Ronciglione opened in 1894 as a branch of the railroad Rome-Capranica-Viterbo.
At the end of the thirties, with the electrification of the routes Civitavecchia-Rome and Rome-Orte, for freight traffic became convenient to follow that route, longer but less steep.
In 1942 they started the electrification of the line, abruptly interrupted by the bombing of Civitavecchia 1943 (the tension had been activated in the meantime only comes in at up to Aurelia).
The line was completely reactivated in 1947; electrification was postponed indefinitely, until the close of trafficking Civitavecchia-Capranica, which took place February 23, 1961 by a landslide at the Mignone river.
He remained in operation trafficking from Capranica to Orte, then be closed to regular traffic September 25, 1994. However, it remains covered for the exchange of rolling stock with the railway Rome-Civita-Viterbo managed by the company ATAC.
The only section of Civitavecchia Capranica-which is still crossed by train is the one that goes from the station of Civitavecchia to the cargo terminal of the deposit of the car called the "deposit DE.CAR.", Corresponding to about 4 km. Among the goods yard of DE.CAR. and the station of Capranica there's the track. The remaining section Capranica-Orte is covered only by special trains. Officially, according to RFI (File Line 113 - p. 21), trafficking Capranica-Orte is "temporarily closed to traffic" while trafficking Civitavecchia-Capranica is located under the "service outage" (despite being almost completely devoid of binary).
photo: Flavio Di Mattia
assistant: Felice Urbena
photo: Zeiss 16-35mm
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