The Società Veneta has just issued this call for support. Udine Cividale railway just issued a notice of sale for the historical DMU ADn 802. DMU ADn 802 (Automotrice Diesel =- Diesel DMU) is a precious historic testimony of the railway heritage of the Società Veneta company, who ordered the class 800; and this DMU was the workhorse on the company lines in Veneto and Friuli. Once Società Veneta closed, the DMUs passed first to Ferrovie Venete, then to Sistemi Territoriali and finally to Udine Cividale railway when the former SV lines in Veneto and Friuli passed under separate companies. The sale price has been set around 7,300€ - 7,500€ (including additional costs); to the price we must add the DMU check and transportation costs that range from 8,000€ to 8,500€, for a total estimate that ranges from 15,300€ to 16,000€, therefore a significant economic effort. Furthermore, times are tight, offers must be submitted within December 10th, 2020. It is for sure a difficult undertaking. Nevertheless, after restoring to full functional condition the 880.001 steam engine and collecting in Primolano yard various other rolling stock from Società Veneta, this is another challenge that SVF is willing to face to expand our working museum collection. SVF calls for the help to the train enthusiast that want to save the DMU, and the history it testimonies, from a probable sentence to the cutting torch. To be able to submit an offer we must be totally sure that the expense has been adequately provided for. We are aware that these are difficult times for us all when we ask you a contribution: first, please, pledge your offer with an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org within Saturday, December 5th, 2020. With the e-mail you'll make a commitment to do a do a money transfer (or PayPal ) within December 21st, 2020. Trusting on your help, we thank you from now for you help and ask you to pass this message around. PLEASE, when you pay and/or within the promise, specify the documents you need from SVF should you entitled some sort of benefit by doing this donation. And now some history to explain why this DMU is so important, at least for us. Nine DMUs of the ADn 800 class (i know, they seem railcars but they are DMUs) were built only for SV -like our DE 424-, first engines 01 to 04 and then engines 05 to 09 with engines and trucks built by FIAT and the body built by Officine Meccaniche della Stanga (OMS) in Padua. It was indeed a cheap design, the 6 cylinder Diesel engine was a 700 pattern one, like those used on FS standard gauge railcars ALn 64 and narrow gauge RALn 60, the trucks were like those of the ubiquitous ALn668 while SV was among the shareholders of OMS. Differently from ALn 668, class 800 DMUs had hydraulic transmission. Only engines 01 to 03 survived until today and engine 03 is the only that is going to be preserved by Ferrovia Udine Cividale, while none of the DMUs built for the Adria Mestra railway survived. SV want sot amend this by saving ADn 802 and bring her back to Veneto in an SV built locomotive shed - even if not in her original depot. Here are 3 pictures of ADn 802 in her current sad condition: Help us save her! On the right, before the headlight, the connector for the cable used when operating as a DMU. Interior of the railcar. Not luxury ones but in quite good condition.  Italian donors must use a bank money transfer to enjoy tax reductions, foreign donors may use PayPal if they wish.  You can say that ALn 64 and RALn 60 were railcars by their two digit numbers that show the number of transported passengers. FS DMUs had three digits numbers with the first and second digit equals and the number of transported passengers shown by the second and third digit. Thus ALn 668 is a 68 passenger unit, ALn 556 a 56 passenger one and ALn 772 a 72 passenger one.