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DRG Kleinlokomotive Class II in Knittelfeld

DRG Kleinlokomotive Class II (ÖBB X112.07) in Kniitelfeld, Austria

This locomotive with the current number ÖBB X112.07 was built in 1935 by the German company Krauss-Maffei for the German National Railway (Deutsche Reichsbahn). It is a exemplar of the DRG Kleinlokomotive Class II, which was developed as a type with low weight and driving power for light shunting duties.

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Molli spa railway in Mecklenburg

Steam locomotive 99 2321-0 (1932) in Mecklenburg, Germany

The Molli spa railway (Mecklenburgische Bäderbahn “Molli”) is a narrow-gauge steam-powered railway in Mecklenburg connecting several spas on the coast of the Baltic Sea. The locomotive depicted above was built by Orenstein & Koppel in 1932. It is a piece of the DRG Class 99.32.

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Electric locomotive class 1099 in Mariazell

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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Electric locomotive ÖBB Class 1010 in Vienna

Classic electric locomotive ÖBB 1010 003-0 (1955) in Vienna, Austria

A locomotive of the ÖBB Class 1010 seen at the main railway station of Vienna. Only twenty pieces of these electric locomotives have been produced in the years 1955 – 1958. The locomotive depicted above is used for classic train trips by the Austrian Club 1018.

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Austrian locomotive promoting EKO Cobra

Austrian locomotive promoting EKO Cobra, Austria’s primary counter-terrorism unit

Locomotives of the Austrian Federal Railways (OBB) offer advertising space for companies and organisations. This locomotive seen in Leoben promotes EKO Cobra,  Austria’s primary counter-terrorism unit. Mind the friendly snake in the front part of the loco!

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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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Steam locomotive ‘Brünn’ (1896) in Schwechat

Steam locomotive 'Brünn' in Schwechat, Austria

Nice railview while passing the railway museum Schwechat (Eisenbahnmuseum Schwechat) by train. The steam locomotive ‘Brünn’, which was built in 1896 in Linz, got obviously prepared for a small ride.

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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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Locomotive DB 103 245-7 in Munich

Locomotive DB 103-245-7 in front of an IC in Munich

On my return trip from Constance (Konstanz)  I came across this rare instance of a locomotive DB Class 103. At that time (Mai 2014) only three of them were still in use for regular trains. I especially love the design and the colour scheme of this classic locomotive class. [German]

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Faked steam locomotive in Vienna

Faked steam locomotive in Vienna, Austria

At the railway station Wien Praterstern in Vienna I came across this modern locomotive which was painted like a steam locomotive.

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Steam locomotive 33.132 in Mürzzuschlag

Steam locomotive 33.132 in Mürzzuschlag, Austria

While my train was waiting at the railway station of Mürzzuschlag this pretty steam locomotive passed by. The locomotive with the number 33.132 is part of the BBÖ Class 113 and was built in the year 1925. It is still used for vintage train journeys by the company B&B Blue Train.

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Locomotive Mh.3 of Pinzgau Railway

Steam locomotive Mh3 in Krimml, Austria

A steam locomotive known as Mh.3 seen in Krimml. The locomotive was built in 1906 and is still in operation along the railroad of the Pinzgauer Lokalbahn. These classic train trips are organized by Club 399.