70434 Electric locomotive 1044.01, ÖBB

Electric locomotive 1044.01, ÖBB



Discontinued, not available

Electric locomotive 1044.01 of the Austrian Federal Railways.

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■ Prototype design with authentic roof
■ Authentic finely etched roof ventilator inserts and supressor grid tower
■ Larger driver's cab side windows without wind deflectors
■ In digital mode with switchable high beam and individually switchable headlights or tail lights
■ With switchable driver's cab lighting
■ With set of etched signs included

Steadily increasing performance requirements had prompted the Austrian locomotive industry to develop an entirely new high-performance electric traction unit with thyristor technology in the early 1970s. SGP, responsible for the mechanical part, and the companies BBC (today ABB), Elin and Siemens for the electrical equipment, delivered two prototype locomotives (1044.01 in December 1974 and 1044.02 in February 1975) to the ÖBB for testing on their account in the mid-1970s. The universally usable high-performance locomotives with an output of 5,280 kW and a maximum speed of 160 km/h were essentially convincing during their trials on the southern and western railway lines between Vienna and Salzburg. In April 1976, the ÖBB placed their order for the first series.

Additional Information

General data
Coupling NEM shaft 362 with close coupling mechanism
Minimum radius 358 mm
Flywheel yes
Number of driven axles 4
Number of axles with traction tyres 1
Article number 70434
Scale H0
Epoch IV
Railway Company ÖBB
Head light Digitally switchable triple front headlights
LED head light yes
Additional light function yes
Interior lighting Yes, LED, Digital switchable, Driver's cab lighting
Control DC Digital
Interface Electrical interface for traction units PluX22
Digital decoder PluX22
Decoder-Type MS450P22
Sound yes
Buffer capacitor yes
Length over buffer 185 mm


Configuration Variables & Function keys (DE)
Use-Instructions (DE)
Use-Instructions Supplement 1 (DE)
Configuration Variables & Function keys (DE)
Spare part list (DE)

Spare parts