The Spoleto-Norcia railway is a small jewel in rail engineering: along its path of 51 km you’ll find 19 tunnels (the longest is about 2 km, close to Caprareccia station), 24 bridges and viaducts of great architectural value, and many helicoidal sections, similar to those we find on Swiss rails; its slope gets till 45/1000 between Spoleto and Nera river valley, that’s why iy was called the Umbrian Gottardo.
Its tracks are the Vignola ones, 18 kg per meter, while the gauge of 950 mm was implemented so to limit the arching in several spots along the path; this helped to low costs, but at the expense of a higher winding of the whole path.

Main features:
Length:  km  50+97,70
Rails length:  km 54+785
Gauge: mt 0.950
Stations:  9
Stops: 5
Tolls: 13
Maximum slope: 45 per mille
Maximum speed: 60km/h
Miniumm arching radius: m 70
Journey: 2h e 5’
Designer: Erwin Thomann
Estimate cost: £ 12.370.000
Beginning of construction: 1913
Estimated time of construction: 30 months
Cost per km: £ 237.00
Final cost:  £ 50.000.000
Real time of contruction: 13 years
Inauguration: November 1st, 1926
Manager from 1926 till 1953: Ing. Paolo Basler
Ticket price: 1° class 17,70 lire – 2° class 11,70 lire
Employees: 75 persone
Closing: August 1st, 1968
Last train: h. 19,40 – July 31st, 1968
Dismantlement and its income: 1969, £ 3.700.000

Spoleto Ferrovia Stato – Spoleto Città – Caprareccia – Sant’Anatolia di Narco – Piedipaterno – Vallo di Nera – Borgo Cerreto – Triponzo – Visso – Serravalle – Cascia – Norcia

Discrectionary stations:
Castel San Felice – Biselli – Villa di Serravalle