ÖBB Class 1043

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ÖBB Class 1043
Austria 1043 Lienz.jpg
1043 006-4 with a passenger train at Lienz (de), 1995.
Type and origin
Power type Electric
Builder ASEA
Build date 1971–1974
Total produced 10
 • UIC Bo′Bo′
Gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Length 15,580 mm (51 ft 1 in)
Loco weight
  • 1043.001–1043.003:
  • 70 tonnes (154,300 lb)
  • 1043.004–1043.010:
  • 83 tonnes (183,000 lb)
Electric system(s) 15 kV 16.7 Hz AC
Current source Overhead
Performance figures
Maximum speed 135 km/h (84 mph)
Power output
  • 1043.001–1043.003:
  • 3,600 kW (4,830 hp)
  • 1043.004–1043.010:
  • 4,000 kW (5,360 hp)
Tractive effort
  • 1043.001–1043.003:
  • 260 kN (58,450 lbf)
  • 1043.004–1043.010:
  • 274 kN (61,600 lbf)
Operators ÖBB
Numbers 1043.001–010
Locale Austria

The ÖBB Class 1043 is a class of thyristor-controlled universal electric locomotives operated initially by the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB). The class was derived from the Class Rc of the Swedish State Railways (SJ).

After successful test runs on the Semmering and Tauern mountain railway lines, the first three members of the class entered service with the ÖBB in 1971, and the remaining seven followed within the next three years. One member of the class was subsequently withdrawn from service, due to irreparable accident damage. The other nine units were sold in 2001 to the SJ and returned to Sweden, five of them are currently used by the Tågåkeriet i Bergslagen AB (TÅGAB) railway company.

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  • This article is based upon a translation of the German language version as of November 2013.
  • Inderst, Markus; Gemeinböck, Franz (2013). Die Reihe 1043: Technik und Einsatzgeschichte der schwedischen Rc2 bei den ÖBB [The ÖBB Class 1043: Technology and Deployment History of the Swedish Rc2 on the ÖBB]. KIRUBA classic 1/2013 (in German). Mittelstetten, Germany: KIRUBA Verlag. ISBN 9783981297775.