Alfa Romeo Mille AF

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Alfa Romeo Mille AF
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An Alfa Romeo 1000 Aerfer trolleybus in service on the Naples ANM trolleybus system in 1999
Overview
Manufacturer Alfa Romeo (chassis), with other manufacturers for the body and electrical equipment
Production 1959-1964
Dimensions
Length 10,9 m
The Alfa Romeo logo and other manufacturers' nameplates on the front of a 1962 model-1000 trolleybus for CTP Napoli

Alfa Romeo Mille (or Alfa Romeo 1000) is one of the most famous[citation needed] trolleybuses from Alfa Romeo.

History[edit]

The model was produced from 1959 to 1964.[1] The Mille had different versions. They were used in Italy, Uruguay and other countries. In Italy, most from these trolleybuses were used in Milan. The trolleybus had a special style and it is different from the past models of the company.[citation needed]

The last Alfa Romeo-built trolleybuses to operate in regular service anywhere were 1000F units on Naples' two independent trolleybus systems, the ANM and CTP systems. ANM's last three were withdrawn at end of February or first few days of March 2001,[2] while CTP's last few Alfa Romeo Mille units (from series 11–36, built in 1962) were withdrawn in December 2004, by which time they were the oldest trolleybuses in service in Western Europe.[3]

Technical characteristics[edit]

It had an Alfa Romeo 1607 or 1610 motor. This motor had 165 horsepower with a volume of 11.050 cc and had 2000 revolutions per minute.[citation needed] The 84 trolleybuses delivered to ATAN in Naples in 1961–62 had electrical equipment by OCREN (Officine Costruzioni Riparazioni Elettromeccaniche Napoletane SpA) and OCREN-Sécheron L 336 C motors.[4]:242

Body[edit]

The trolleybus used bodies from Casaro, SEAC, or other manufacturers, depending on the choice of the transport company making the purchase.

Production[edit]

  • 1000AF – including 26 for the Naples TPN (now CTP) system[5] in 1962
  • 1000F/Pd – including 84 units for the Naples ATAN (later ANM) system in 1961–62[5][4] and 40 units for the Milan trolleybus system, in 1963–64[1]
  • 10P - 30 units
  • AU7 - 85 units

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Murray, Alan (2000). World Trolleybus Encyclopaedia. Yateley, Hampshire, UK: Trolleybooks. p. 106. ISBN 0-904235-18-1.
  2. ^ Trolleybus Magazine No. 238 (July–August 2001), p. 91. National Trolleybus Association (UK). ISSN 0266-7452.
  3. ^ Isgar, Carl (November–December 2008). "In the Shadow of Vesuvius - Part 1". Trolleybus Magazine No. 282, p. 125. ISSN 0266-7452.
  4. ^ a b Bevere, Eduardo; Chiaro, Gerardo; Cozzolino, Andrea (1999). Storia dei Trasporti Urbani di Napoli, Volume 2 [The History of Urban Transport in Naples, Vol. 2] (in Italian). Cortona: Grafiche Calosci-Cortona. pp. 222–231, 240–242, 554–555. ISBN 88-7785-153-8.
  5. ^ a b Gregoris, Paolo; Rizzoli, Francesco; Serra, Claudio (2003). Giro d'Italia in filobus [Tour of Italy by Trolleybus] (in Italian). Cortona: Calosci Editore. pp. 228, 236. ISBN 88-7785-193-7.