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 One member of the class was subsequently withdrawn from service, due to irreparable accident damage.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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