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An unidentified ÖBB class 1142 is acting as a bank engine at the head of a heavy freight train pulled by a Taurus across Payerbach-Reichenau station

(Südbahn - Semmeringbahn)

An unidentified ÖBB class 1142 is acting as a bank engine at the head of a heavy freight train pulled by a Taurus across Payerbach-Reichenau station photo

Author: Takács Bence
Captured at: 2008:11:23 11:34:36

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Tags: Payerbach-Reichenau 202 219 1142 1116 1142 borult havas hegyek hegyi vasút elofogat villanymozdony tehervonat különleges téma hangulat legjobb Ausztria Semmeringbahn ÖBB

The Taurus is not omnipotent, but in the old days almost all the trains were banked at the front and at the rear. As at the exit of Payerbach the incline is already very steep and it was very difficult to insert the station between Payerbach town and the feet of the Raxalpe anyway, Gloggnitz received the big engine shed to provide freight trains with bank engines and replace the flat-land service locomotives with ones designed for mountain routes at the fronts of the fast trains.

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