ÖBB Class 1044

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ÖBB Class 1044 / 1144
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1144 097-3 with a CityShuttle train at St. Pölten Hbf.
Type and origin
Power type Electric
Builder BBC / ELIN (de) / Siemens / SGP
Build date 1976–1995
Total produced
  • Prototype: 2
  • Series production: 215
Specifications
Configuration:
 • UIC Bo′Bo′
Gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Length 16,100 mm (52 ft 10 in)
Loco weight 84 tonnes (185,200 lb)
Electric system/s 15 kV 16.7 Hz AC
Current pickup(s) Overhead
Performance figures
Maximum speed 160 km/h (99 mph)
Power output
  • Prototype:
  • 5,200 kW (6,970 hp)
  • Series production:
  • 5,000 kW (6,710 hp)
Tractive effort
  • Prototype:
  • 203 kN (45,640 lbf)
  • Series production:
  • 208.9 kN (46,960 lbf)
Career
Operators ÖBB
Numbers
  • 1044.01–126
  • 1144.003–126
  • 1044.200–290
  • 1144.200–290
Locale Austria

The ÖBB Class 1044 was a class of universal electric locomotives operated by the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB). The class was capable of hauling either heavy passenger traffic or goods trains on both lowland and mountainous routes.

At the time of its entry into service, the Class 1044 was the most powerful class of four-axle locomotives in the world. Until the introduction of the Class 1016 (Taurus) locomotives, it was the showpiece class of the ÖBB. All members of the class, except its two prototypes, have now been converted into Class 1144 locomotives.

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References[edit]

  • This article is based upon a translation of the German language version as of November 2013.
  • Binder, Alexander; Köfler, Robert; Rabanser, Markus (2008). Die Reihe 1044 der ÖBB [The Class 1044 of the ÖBB] (in German). Freiburg i.B., Germany: EK-Verlag. ISBN 9783882552270. 
  • Inderst, Markus; Gemeinböck, Franz (2013). Die Reihe 1044: Entwicklung, Technik und Einsatz der Thyristorlokomotiven der ÖBB [The Class 1044: Development, Technology and Deployment of the Thyristor Locomotives on the ÖBB]. KIRUBA classic 2/2013 (in German). Mittelstetten, Germany: KIRUBA Verlag. ISBN 9783981297782. 

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