Locomotive of the Breitenauerbahn, Austria

Locomotive of the Breitenau Railway, Austria

This locomotive is used for trains of the Breitenauerbahn (Breitenau Railway) running between the Styrian places Breitenau and Mixnitz.  This narrow-gauge railway was established in 1913 and is an electrified one since the very beginning.

The original purpose of that railway was the transportation of magnesite from a mine in Breitenau to the railway station Mixnitz located at the main railroad nearby. Though the line starts in a magnesite plant the train journey of about 11 km offers some great views of Styrian countryside.