|Railway Art and History: Graz, Austria|
|by Robin Barnes|
| A vividly evocative
survivor of once great Austria-Hungary, Graz-Koflacher Bahn No.415 stands at Graz, in south-east
Austria, one day in May 1965, still in first class mechanical order, in steam, and ready to work an
evening rush-hour train down the line to Koflach. Built in 1897 by Wiener Lokomotivfabrik,
Floridsdorf, (maker's number 1108), for the Sudbahn, Type 17c, it typifies the classic 19th Century
mid-European 4-4-0, and was by the date of the photograph one of the last two active examples in
Europe of this once-popular passenger locomotive arrangement (the other was sister engine GKB 372).
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