Austrian Railways 6th Edition

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Austrian Railways – Locomotives, Multiple Units and Trams – is the complete guide to all locomotives and multiple units in service on the railways of Austria, and all trams operating on Austria’s tramways and light railway networks. It includes:

  • A brief historical background to the railways of Austria.
  • Detailed fleet lists of all locomotives & multiple units in service with the former state-controlled operator, ÖBB.
  • Detailed fleet lists and information for the many independent railways that operate services over their own infrastructure. Includes standard gauge and narrow-gauge undertakings.
  • Descriptions of the operations and fleet lists for all open-access freight operators in Austria.
  • Fleet lists, technical and operating information for all five tramway-connected cities, plus details of the Wien U-Bahn.
  • A general overview of the organisation and structure of Austrian Railways.
  • Useful tips on how the get to Austria from the UK and information about tickets and rail passes.
  • Detailed maps of the Austrian railway network.
  • An explanation of the locomotive and railcar numbering system and the European Vehicle Numbering scheme.
  • Livery information.
  • Depot allocations.
  • Technical data for every class of locomotive and multiple unit.
  • Full lists of preserved steam, diesel and electric locomotives and multiple units.
  • Information about museums and museum lines with contact details, line lengths and brief summaries of the number of exhibits usually present.
  • Over 60 colour illustrations.
  • An extensive list of locomotive and multiple unit builders
  • A list of common railway-themed terms in German and English

This book has been compiled and updated by Today’s Railways Europe’s Austria correspondent and renowned expert in the field, Roland Beier. It is the result of considerable original research and has been produced with the aid of reference material accumulated over many years.

Austrian Railways: Locomotives, Multiple Units and Trams is part of the Platform 5 European Handbook series. It is the most comprehensive guide to the rolling stock operating in Austria. 176 pages. Published July 2017.

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