Modification of an ÖBB-engine to hydrogen-power

ÖBB and HET Engineering introduced a test-engine with alternative power-system on the open day on 23. Sept. 2017 at ÖBB TS Linz (in occasion of 180 years railway in Austria) for the public audience.

A second introduction took place on the open day at ÖBB St. Pölten on 7th Oct. 2017.

The project was started by ÖBB and is part of a research-order of the Austrian research founding organisation (FFG) and BMVIT.

The test carrier based on LI-batteries and a fuel cell. The support of the battery sets takes place directly from the alternating current-overhead contact wire or autarkic from fuel cell, which is powered by hydrogen.

More details here.