Get it on Google Play
New! Download Unionpedia on your Android™ device!
Faster access than browser!
New! Keep your interests! » Create account

The FS Class E.550 was a class of three-phase electric locomotive used in Italy, introduced in the 20th century, which remained in service until 1965. [1]

22 relations: Brenner Railway, Connecting rod, Drum, Electric locomotive, Electricity, Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane, Genoa, Giovi Pass, Hertz, Induction motor, Italy, Kálmán Kandó, Museum of Transportation, Overhead line, Pantograph (transport), Potentiometer, Series and parallel circuits, St. Louis, Three-phase AC railway electrification, Vado Ligure, Valtellina, Volt.

Brenner Railway

The Brenner Railway (Brennerbahn; Ferrovia del Brennero) is a major line connecting the Austrian and Italian railways from Innsbruck to Verona, climbing up the Wipptal (German for “Wipp Valley”), passing over the Brenner Pass, descending down the Eisacktal (German for “Eisack Valley”) to Bolzano/Bozen, then further down the Adige Valley to Roverto/Rofreit, and along the section of the Adige Valley, called in Italian the “Vallagarina”, to Verona.

New!!: FS Class E.550 and Brenner Railway · See more »

Connecting rod

In a reciprocating piston engine, the connecting rod or conrod connects the piston to the crank or crankshaft.

New!!: FS Class E.550 and Connecting rod · See more »


The drum is a member of the percussion group of musical instruments.

New!!: FS Class E.550 and Drum · See more »

Electric locomotive

An electric locomotive is a locomotive powered by electricity from overhead lines, a third rail or on-board energy storage such as a battery or fuel cell.

New!!: FS Class E.550 and Electric locomotive · See more »


Electricity is the set of physical phenomena associated with the presence and flow of electric charge.

New!!: FS Class E.550 and Electricity · See more »

Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane

Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane S.p.A. (previously Ferrovie dello Stato, FS) is a government-owned holding company that manages infrastructure and services on the Italian rail network.

New!!: FS Class E.550 and Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane · See more »


Genoa (Genova; Genoese and Ligurian Zena; Gênes; Latin and archaic English Genua) is the capital of Liguria and the sixth largest city in Italy with a population of 592,995 within its administrative limits on a land area of.

New!!: FS Class E.550 and Genoa · See more »

Giovi Pass

The Giovi Pass is a pass in Italy in the northwestern Ligurian Apennines north of Genoa.

New!!: FS Class E.550 and Giovi Pass · See more »


The hertz (symbol Hz) is the unit of frequency in the International System of Units (SI) and is defined as one cycle per second.

New!!: FS Class E.550 and Hertz · See more »

Induction motor

An induction or asynchronous motor is an AC electric motor in which the electric current in the rotor needed to produce torque is obtained by electromagnetic induction from the magnetic field of the stator winding.

New!!: FS Class E.550 and Induction motor · See more »


Italy (Italia), officially the Italian Republic (Repubblica Italiana), is a unitary parliamentary republic in Europe.

New!!: FS Class E.550 and Italy · See more »

Kálmán Kandó

Kálmán Kandó de Egerfarmos et Sztregova (egerfarmosi és sztregovai Kandó Kálmán; July 10, 1869 – January 13, 1931) was a Hungarian engineer, and a pioneer in the development of electric railway traction.

New!!: FS Class E.550 and Kálmán Kandó · See more »

Museum of Transportation

The Museum of Transportation (initialised MOT, reporting mark MOTX) is a transport museum in western St. Louis County, Missouri, United States.

New!!: FS Class E.550 and Museum of Transportation · See more »

Overhead line

An overhead line or overhead wire is used to transmit electrical energy to trams, trolleybuses or trains.

New!!: FS Class E.550 and Overhead line · See more »

Pantograph (transport)

A pantograph (or "pan") is an apparatus mounted on the roof of an electric train, tram or electric bus to collect power through contact with an overhead catenary wire.

New!!: FS Class E.550 and Pantograph (transport) · See more »


A potentiometer, informally a pot, is a three-terminal resistor with a sliding or rotating contact that forms an adjustable voltage divider.

New!!: FS Class E.550 and Potentiometer · See more »

Series and parallel circuits

Components of an electrical circuit or electronic circuit can be connected in many different ways.

New!!: FS Class E.550 and Series and parallel circuits · See more »

St. Louis


New!!: FS Class E.550 and St. Louis · See more »

Three-phase AC railway electrification

Three-phase AC railway electrification was used in Italy, Switzerland and the United States in the early twentieth century.

New!!: FS Class E.550 and Three-phase AC railway electrification · See more »

Vado Ligure

Vado Ligure, in antiquity Vada Sabatia, is a town and comune in the province of Savona, Liguria, in northern Italy.

New!!: FS Class E.550 and Vado Ligure · See more »


Valtellina or the Valtelline (occasionally spelled as two words in English: Val Telline); Veltlin, Valtellina, (Valtulina, Vuclina) is a valley in the Lombardy region of northern Italy, bordering Switzerland.

New!!: FS Class E.550 and Valtellina · See more »


The volt (symbol) is the derived unit for electric potential, electric potential difference (voltage), and electromotive force.

New!!: FS Class E.550 and Volt · See more »

Redirects here:

E 550, E.550, FS Class E 550, FS Class E550.


[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FS_Class_E.550

Hey! We are on Facebook now! »