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Freight train passing by Calafuria
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Trains in Tuscany: photos by Frank Andiver

Get ready to discover Tuscany "on a train" with this special selection of pics by Frank Andiver

Frank Andiver was born in Lucca in 1970, he lives in Val d'Elsa and works in the field of audio-visual and multimedia. He’s a professional photographer and a sound engineer, but also a video maker, a programmer, a drummer and a composer. His biggest passions are trains and he makes trains’ reportages both in Italy and abroad. He loves his land and it’s always looking for new perspectives and trains to be photographed in order to describe a different Tuscany.

Frank works with many institutions connected to transportation industry. His headquarter is the "Zenith Recordings", its media studio located in the suburbs of Lucca since 1990.

Let's go together to discover Tuscany... on a train!

Pontecosi viaduct (Lucca area)
Train on the Pontecosi viaduct
Train on the Pontecosi viaduct - Credit: Frank Andiver

The passage of the train from Castelnuovo to Piazza al Serchio on the viaduct in Pontecosi. 

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Pisa countryside
Frecciabianca train in the area of Coltano
Frecciabianca train in the area of Coltano - Credit: Frank Andiver

Frecciabianca Train running from Rome to Genoa passing in the area of Coltano, in the outskirts of Pisa.

Nature train on the Montalceto viaduct (Siena area)
Nature Train on the Montalceto viaduct, Poggio Pinci
Nature Train on the Montalceto viaduct, Poggio Pinci - Credit: Frank Andiver

One of the steam "nature trains" passing on the Viaduct Montalceto (Siena area).

Devil's bridge (Lucca area)
Devil's bridge covered in snow
Devil's bridge covered in snow - Credit: Frank Andiver

This pic was taken close to the famous Devil's Bridge during the transit of the regional train Lucca - Aulla the morning after the snowfall that covered the area of Lucca for a couple of days in December 2009. Fun fact, this shot is one of the most successful and important railway photos taken by Frank, since it has been used in the cover of many newspapers and books. 

Calafuria (Livorno area)
Freight train passing by Calafuria
Freight train passing by Calafuria - Credit: Frank Andiver

A freight train passes near the tower of Calafuria, just south of Livorno. 

Pisa countryside at sunset
Train in the surroundings of Migliarino Pisano
Train in the surroundings of Migliarino Pisano - Credit: Frank Andiver

A train passes through the surroundings of Pisa at sunset. 

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Sunflowers in bloom around Pisa
Train pic starring sunflowers in the area of Pisa
Train pic starring sunflowers in the area of Pisa - Credit: Frank Andiver

Thanks to a short delay on the schedule, Frank was able to capture the Palermo-Turin train near Pisa airport among the sunflowers just bloomed in the fields of Coltano. 

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Train in Cambiano (Florence area)
Train & snow in Cambiano
Train & snow in Cambiano - Credit: Frank Andiver

This is one of Frank’s favourite photos, not just because of the presence of the snow but also for the colours at sunset. It was taken from the bus stop in Granaiolo on the train line Florence – Siena.

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Check out more pics by Frank Andiver on his website and on his Flickr account.

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