Product Features and Details
Road no. 2048 004-2
At the beginning of the 1990s, ÖBB, Austrian Federal Railways, purchased a total of 34 used locomotives of the 211 series from Deutsche Bundesbahn. The vehicles purchased due to lack of time and financial resources should cover the increased demand for shortening cycle times. In addition, ÖBB commissioned the Layritz company of Munich to perform a general inspection of the locomotives, now series 2048, and to replace the motors, among other things. The locomotives, however, remained almost unchanged on the outside. The locomotives were painted in the ÖBB colour scheme valid at the time, while locomotives 2048 004 and 015-017 received an additional ornamental strip at lamp height, which became known as the “Valousek Design”.