Electric locomotive class 1099 in Mariazell, Austria

Electric locomotive class 1099 in Mariazell, Austria

The electric locomotive class 1099 was produced in the years 1910-1914 for the use on the Mariazell Railway only. There they were in operation for regular schedules until 2013. The depicted one is still in use for carrying the classic train Ötscherbär (Ötscher Bear), a train named after the highest peak in the region.

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Steam locomotive Z11 of the Schafberg Railway

Steam locomotive Z11 in full steam

This ‘old’ steam locomotive Z11 was actually built in 1992 as part of the class 999.2. It is operated by the Schafberg Railway (Schafbergbahn) which is leading from Sankt Wolfgang im Salzkammergut up to the Schafberg. This metre gauge cog railway is pretty steep, at a total lenght of 5.85 km it gains about 1,200 m height difference.

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Locomotive ÖBB 1040.09 in Sigmundsherberg

Electric locomotive ÖBB 1040.09 in Sigmundsherberg, Austria

This electric locomotive ÖBB 1040.09, built in 1951, is located as an exhibit at the Waldviertel railway museum (Waldviertler Eisenbahnmuseum) in Sigmundsherberg. In addition to material about Austrian railways, you can also see an exhibition about the Sigmundsherberg POW camp from World War I. [German]

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