Two iconic trains are being moved by night through the streets of Rome from the Smistamento railway station in the north of the city to the Gallery of Modern Art near Villa Borghese, where they are to feature in a forthcoming exhibition.

Due to the size of the trains the procedure is not easy and is being conducted in a joint operation involving workers from the state railways, the police and Rome's public transport authority ATAC.

Representing the development of rail transport over the last 100 years, one train is the ancient but still-operational 640-003 steam locomotive from 1907 while the other is the E404.001 train, the forerunner of the currently-used Frecciarossa, or Red Arrow.

Train enthusiasts and curious visitors alike can admire the trains up close when they go on show on two makeshift

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