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2143 017-8 at Wien Ost depot

ÖBB 2143 Mixed Traffic Diesel. These 4 axle locomotives were built by Simmering-Graz-Pauker from 1965 to replace the last of the Austrian steam locomotives still in service. They are diesel hydraulics rated at 1115 kW, 1495hp with a top speed of 100 km/h, 62 mph for locos 001 to 033 and 110 km/h, 68 mph for locos 034-077 which are also fitted for multiple unit operation. Note the difference in the side windows and grilles between the 2043 & 2143 classes.
2143 017-8 was built at SGP Simmering (works number 18385) entered service in December 1969.

2143 017-8 at Wien Ost depot on Thursday, June 23rd, 2005, this was 1 of a pair leased to BRKS in Bratislava. It was photographed through the tinted windows of train Warsaw bound EC330.

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