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post #46 of 64 (permalink) Old 05-12-2014, 12:31 PM Thread Starter
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The plan is to raise funds to have the bus restored externally within a few years and to have it restored to driveable condition sometime in the distant future! The important thing is that the bus is saved for the future!

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All we now need in this story to evoke adult tears is Lassie. Great find and thanks for sharing. Such a piece of history, both for Sweden and for Alfa. That front emblem is reminiscent of pre-war Alfas in solid brass I presume?
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The front emblem is pressed metal and have been gooldplated with red painted details.

The front and rear end will be reunited next month they were separated in 1970....
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This is one of those threads where you just have to open it every time a new post pops up. Looking forward to seeing halves.

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The plan is to raise funds to have the bus restored externally within a few years and to have it restored to driveable condition sometime in the distant future! The important thing is that the bus is saved for the future!
Make sure you let us know where we can make donations.

I would suggest you raise funds incrementally: "Now we're trying to raise the amount of xxx to get this or that part of the project done" rather than trying to raise the full amount up front. Then, ask again for more when you're ready to tackle another part of the project.

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Too bad Alfa/Fiat can't be convinced to contribute a little to the project.

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The plan for the next few years is to restore the outside of the bus and place it on a period open railway car. The bus and railway car together will then be included in the heritage freight train owned by the national Swedish Railway museum. They already own the railway car, the cost to have the railway car rebuilt is around 40.000€ and the cost to have the bus rebuilt externally to a decent standard is another 40.000€. The heritage train is parked safe and secure inside a loco shed.

Once the bus is safe this month the work to plan for it's future will start!
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Rear part on it's way!

Fresh pic of the beautiful rear part of the filosnodato on it's way to it's new home in a garage in Katrineholm! I see a bright future and the front and rear end will soon be together again!
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post #54 of 64 (permalink) Old 08-29-2014, 03:27 AM
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Really great news! I'm glad that you and the others are so persistent in saving this rare piece of Alfa history.
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Fresh pic of the beautiful rear part of the filosnodato on it's way to it's new home in a garage in Katrineholm! I see a bright future and the front and rear end will soon be together again!
I especially love the "exhaust" at the rear of the roof! Looks so cosy.
From my experience with Alfa or Fiat buses, don't be too disappointed when you start taking of the panels. Rust protection was not the goal at that period of time. Stay strong. Martin
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Back together after 44 years! Now parked safely inside a garage outside the town of Katrineholm.
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Congratulation, wonderful! please keep as updated. May be some pics from the inside?
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The exterior colors look as if the front and back were never separated.

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Came across some information on the Alfa Romeo trolley buses that were sold to Prague after the war. Chassis on those was built by Alfa Romeo, but bodies were in aluminum by Savoya Marchetti, possibly with corrugated roofs. Electrical drive was by Ansaldo, Genoa.

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I'm bumping this thread up because I'm hoping to see any update pictures since 2014!
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