ÖBB 1040

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ÖBB 1040
1040 013-3.jpg
Numbering: 1040.001 - 1040.016
Number: 16
Manufacturer: WLF, ABES
Year of construction (s): 1950-1953
Retirement: 2003
Axis formula : Bo'Bo '
Length over buffers: 12,920 mm
Service mass: 80.2 t
Top speed: 90 km / h
Hourly output : 2,360 kW
Starting tractive effort: 200 kN
Number of traction motors: 4th
Drive: Sécheron springs

The ÖBB 1040 was an electric locomotive series of the ÖBB .


1040 003-4 with a freight train near Frauenenberg ad Enns (2001).

After the Second World War , the Austrian Federal Railways carried out an extensive electrification program , the steam traction should be replaced. This, however, ÖBB required electric locomotives: This led to the construction of the series 1040, on the basis of the series 1045 , 1145 and 1245 was constructed. This is how Austria's first post-war locomotive was created. Two series of the 1040 were built. Ten locomotives made up the first construction lot; they were delivered to ÖBB by the Floridsdorf locomotive factory and ELIN in 1950 and 1951 . In 1953 the second series was delivered, consisting of six locomotives, which differed from those of the first series, however, at the fronts. During later main inspections, all machines of the first series were adapted to the appearance of the second.

The locomotives were initially used to transport express and freight trains. They were later ousted from the express train service. In 2003 the last locomotives of the 1040 series were retired (the last ones were 1040.006 and 015). Most recently they were based in Selzthal and were mainly used on regional trains and shunting goods trains - in the Salzkammergut and Ennstal  .


mechanical construction

The 1245 series was used as a model for the mechanical and optical part of the 1040 series. The drive consisted of two two-axle bogies that were connected to each other. The beefy appearance of the locomotive resulted from the locomotive body , which consisted of rolled sections and sheet metal that were pulled up to the buffer face. Since the locomotive body and the running gear were manufactured in a welded construction, significant weight savings could be achieved. This had a particularly positive effect on speed and engine power. The two driver's cabs of the locomotive are connected with each other, with the electrical equipment housed in between; the transformer was arranged in the middle. All class 1040 locomotives were delivered to ÖBB in a fir green color scheme. In the course of the 1970s, the locomotives had a blood-orange color with a cream-colored decorative stripe. Some copies were given a traffic red paint job before they were taken out of service.

Electric Construction

Two pantographs (type IV) with double rocker, roof lines and pressure gas switch were housed on the roof. The transformer was oil-cooled and externally ventilated. The four motors were controlled by a DC contactor control. The hourly output could be increased by redesigning the rotor winding. The drive (a Sécheron spring drive ) was adopted from the 1245 series. The straight-toothed drive gears had a gear ratio of 21:93. Various brake systems were available for the 1040 series locomotives: an automatically acting compressed air brake, a post-brake valve and a direct-acting additional brake. All locomotives of the 1040 series were equipped with Sifa , Indusi and train radio .


The 1040.09 in Sigmundsherberg (2008)

Six of the 16 built locomotives have been preserved.

number Construction year Coloring owner Location
1040.01 1950 green Republic of Austria transferred to Strasshof
1040.008-3 1951 red 1.öSEK Strasshof Railway Museum
1040.09 1951 green Waldviertel Railway Museum Sigmundsherberg
1040.010-9 1951 red Mürzzuschlag cultural station
1040.013-3 1953 red CLUB 1018 Vienna
1040.015-8 1953 red Ampflwang (2012)


  • Klaus-J. Vetter: The great manual for electric locomotives . Sconto, Munich 2003, ISBN 3-7654-4066-3 .
  • Klaus Eckert / Torsten Berndt: Lexicon of the locomotives . Komet Verlag GmbH, Cologne, 2005, ISBN 3-89836-505-0 .
  • Markus Inderst : Picture atlas of the ÖBB locomotives. All traction vehicles of the Austrian Federal Railways. GeraMond, Munich 2010, ISBN 978-3-7654-7084-4 .

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