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101 Salzburg - Linz

101 Salzburg - Linz

The Salzburg - Linz line is one of Austria’s principal main lines, carrying trains from Bregenz, Innsbruck and München towards Wien. It’s a busy double-track, electrified route with plenty of loco hauled passenger trains and freights, all running through attractive countryside. This gallery contains photos taken on a brief visit in April 2010.
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updated : 2016/07/05
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200-201 Schwarzach - Wörgl

200-201 Schwarzach - Wörgl

The Schwarzach St. Veit - Wörgl line is a very scenic east-west link between the Vorarlberg and Tirol and the rest of Austria but most expresses and some freights normally take the shorter, faster, “Korridor” route via Rosenheim in Germany. These photos were taken in the autumn of 2014 when the Korridor was closed for engineering work and everything went over the mountains.
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300 Brenner Pass

300 Brenner Pass

The line from Innsbruck south over the Brenner Pass and on into Italy is one of Europe's more spectacular railways. It is also extremely busy with local and express passenger trains and a large volume of international freight traffic. This is just a small sample of the photos taken on a June 2003 trip.
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class 1012

class 1012

Three class 1012 6400 kW Bo'-Bo' electrics were built by SGP in 1993 as prototypes for a new generation of electric locomotives with three phase AC drive. In the event, ÖBB opted for the Siemens Taurus design and class 1012 didn't go into series production. The three prototypes were used on Ro-La trains over the Brenner pass until 2006 and were then sold to Swedish operator Hector Rail.
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updated : 2016/07/05
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class 1016/1116/1216

class 1016/1116/1216

The most common locomotives in Austria these days are Siemens Taurus electrics of classes 1016, 1116 and 1216, equipped to operate on 15kV, 15/25kV and 15/25/3kV systems respectively. ÖBB has around 380 in total and locos belonging to independents and neighbouring countries can regularly be seen on Austrian territory. They can be seen everywhere on everything from local passengers to long distance expresses and all manner of freights.
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class 1042/1142

class 1042/1142

The ÖBB Class 1042 electrics were first introduced in 1963 with a total of 257 being built before production ceased in 1977. Class 1142 consists of locos equipped with push-pull equipment. For many years they were the standard Austrian electric loco and could be seen on passengers and freights all over the system. Most have now been withdrawn but a few remain in service, mainly on local passengers.
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class 1044/1144

class 1044/1144

Production of the thyristor controlled class 1044 started in 1976 with 217 built by 1995. Apart from the two prototypes, all were later equipped for push-pull operation and reclassified as class 1144. Most are still in service and can be seen all over the network on secondary passengers and freights.
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28 photos
electric

electric

In the 1990s Austria had one of the most diverse and interesting electric locomotive fleets in the world with a few locos dating back as far as the 1920s. Then came the Taurus, sweeping away all the old classes and leaving only a couple of other classes in widespread use.
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diesel

diesel

These days class 2016 (Siemens Eurorunner) dominate, having replaced older locos of classes 2043, 2050 and 2143 in the early years of the 21st century.
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EMU

EMU

EMUs have never been particularly common in Austria with most concentrated in and around urban areas.
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10 photos
freight

freight

Austrian railways carry a healthy volume of freight traffic, particularly on those routes that form part of main European corridors, such as the Brenner Pass and the Tauernbahn.
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updated : 2016/07/05
19 photos
passenger (loco hauled)

passenger (loco hauled)

Loco hauled passengers are still relatively common in Austria with most long distance trains and a good proportion of regional services loco worked. Many trains are operated with push-pull equipment, including the principal expresses, now branded as Railjets, with locos and coaches in a distinct livery.
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updated : 2016/07/06
26 photos
ÖBB

ÖBB

Österreichische Bundesbahn is Austria's national operator and still runs the vast majority of passenger and freight services in Austria.
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