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OBB 1144 217-5 at Kufstein

ÖBB 1144 Electric Locomotive. The class resulted from fitting push-pull control to the 1044 class electrics. These B-B electrics were originally  built from 1974 to 1995 and are rated at 5150kW, 6900 hp, with a top speed of 160 km/h, 100 mph. They weigh 84 metric tonnes, 92.6 US tons. 
This locomotive was built by SGP in Graz (works number 80456) and entered service as 1044 217-6 in February 1991. Push-pull fittings were installed in June 2002 and it was renumbered to 1144 217-5.

1144 217-5 at Kufstein on Tuesday April 27th, 2004.

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