Austria: Bmz 21-71.0 (UIC-Z "Eurofima")

Also known as: Bmoz 21-71.0

UIC / EVN numbering: 61 81 21-71

Railway companies: ÖBB - Austrian Federal Railways

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1973

In 1973, 6 European railways ordered a total of 500 coaches designed for use on international railway routes in Europe. The order was commissioned by the European Company for the Financing of Railroad Rolling Stock (Eurofima) and so the coaches are called the "Eurofima coach" or "European Standard Coach".

The railway companies involved in the project and the number of coaches ordered:
- ÖBB (Austrian Federal Railways) : 25x Amoz 19-71.0 and 75x Bmoz 21-71.0 ;
- DB (German Federal Railways) : 100x Avmz 207 ;
- FS (Italian State Railways) : 30x Az 19-90 and 70x Bz 21-90 ;
- SNCF (French National Railway Company) : 100x A9u ;
- SNCB NMBS (National Railway Company of Belgium) : 20x A9 and 60x B11 ;
- SBB CFF FFS (Swiss Federal Railways) : 20x Am 19-70.5

Characteristics of Eurofima coaches:
- tare: 42 t;
- length: 26.40 m;
- width: 2,825 m;
- height: 4.05 m;
- wheelbase: 19.00 m;
- bogies: FIAT Y 0270 S t.30;
- bogie wheelbase: 2.56 m;
- maximum speed: 160 km / h;
- Faiveley doors.

The Eurofima 2nd class coaches delivered to ÖBB - Austrian Federal Railways are configured as 11x 6-seater compartments.

1977

48x Bmoz 21-71.0 coaches (registered Bmoz 21-71 000 to 047) manufactured by SGP Simmering are delivered between 1977 and 1978.

Concerns registration number(s): 61 81 21-71 000-7, 61 81 21-71 001-5, 61 81 21-71 002-3, 61 81 21-71 003-1, 61 81 21-71 004-9, 61 81 21-71 005-6, 61 81 21-71 006-4, 61 81 21-71 007-2, 61 81 21-71 008-0, 61 81 21-71 009-8, 61 81 21-71 010-6, 61 81 21-71 011-4, 61 81 21-71 012-2, 61 81 21-71 013-0, 61 81 21-71 014-8, 61 81 21-71 015-5, 61 81 21-71 016-3, 61 81 21-71 017-1, 61 81 21-71 018-9, 61 81 21-71 019-7, 61 81 21-71 020-5, 61 81 21-71 021-3, 61 81 21-71 022-1, 61 81 21-71 023-9, 61 81 21-71 024-7, 61 81 21-71 025-4, 61 81 21-71 026-2, 61 81 21-71 027-0, 61 81 21-71 028-8, 61 81 21-71 029-6, 61 81 21-71 030-4, 61 81 21-71 031-2, 61 81 21-71 032-0, 61 81 21-71 033-8, 61 81 21-71 034-6, 61 81 21-71 035-3, 61 81 21-71 036-1, 61 81 21-71 037-9, 61 81 21-71 038-7, 61 81 21-71 039-5, 61 81 21-71 040-3, 61 81 21-71 041-1, 61 81 21-71 042-9, 61 81 21-71 043-7, 61 81 21-71 044-5, 61 81 21-71 045-2, 61 81 21-71 046-0, 61 81 21-71 047-8

Sources: https://www.vagonweb.cz/popisy/popisy.php?k=OeBB_1&z=a&p=z&lang=de

1977

17x Bmoz 21-71.0 coaches (registered Bmoz 21-71 048 to 064) manufactured by SGP Graz are delivered in 1977.

Concerns registration number(s): 61 81 21-71 048-6, 61 81 21-71 049-4, 61 81 21-71 050-2, 61 81 21-71 051-0, 61 81 21-71 052-8, 61 81 21-71 053-6, 61 81 21-71 054-4, 61 81 21-71 055-1, 61 81 21-71 056-9, 61 81 21-71 057-7, 61 81 21-71 058-5, 61 81 21-71 059-3, 61 81 21-71 060-1, 61 81 21-71 061-9, 61 81 21-71 062-7, 61 81 21-71 063-5, 61 81 21-71 064-3

Sources: https://www.vagonweb.cz/popisy/popisy.php?k=OeBB_1&z=a&p=z&lang=de

1978

10x Bmoz 21-71.0 coaches (registered Bmoz 21-71 065 to 074) manufactured by Fiat Turin are delivered in 1978.

Concerns registration number(s): 61 81 21-71 065-0, 61 81 21-71 066-8, 61 81 21-71 067-6, 61 81 21-71 068-4, 61 81 21-71 069-2, 61 81 21-71 070-0, 61 81 21-71 071-8, 61 81 21-71 072-6, 61 81 21-71 073-4, 61 81 21-71 074-2

Sources: https://www.vagonweb.cz/popisy/popisy.php?k=OeBB_1&z=a&p=z&lang=de

1982

Initially registered as Bmoz type, the "o" was dropped in 1982.

1988

5x Bmz 21-71.0 coaches are upgraded to reach a maximum speed of 200 km/h and are registered as Bmz 21-91.0

Concerns registration number(s): 61 81 21-71 070-0, 61 81 21-71 071-8, 61 81 21-71 072-6, 61 81 21-71 073-4, 61 81 21-71 074-2

Sources: https://www.vagonweb.cz/popisy/popisy.php?k=OeBB_1&z=a&p=z&lang=de, Heinrich82 - http://www.bahnforum.info/smf/index.php?topic=190762.0

1994

Between 1994 and 1997, all Bmz 21-71.0 coaches are fitted with new doors with smaller windows and push buttons for opening and closing, as well as new windows without ventilation flap.

Sources: Heinrich82 - http://www.bahnforum.info/smf/index.php?topic=190762.0

1996

In 1996, 8x Bmz 21-71.0 coaches are re-configured as Bmz 28-71.0 : the walls between the 3 middle compartments are removed to form a large play area for children . The new configuration of the Bmz 28-71.0 coaches: 8x 6-seater compartments and one large 6-seater compartment in the middle.

Sources: Heinrich82 - http://www.bahnforum.info/smf/index.php?topic=190762.0

1999

2x Bmz 21-71.0 coaches are equipped with an 18-pin UIC cable and are registered as Bmz-l 21-71.0 .

Concerns registration number(s): 61 81 21-71 053-6, 61 81 21-71 054-4

Sources: https://www.vagonweb.cz/popisy/popisy.php?k=OeBB_1&z=a&p=z&lang=de, Heinrich82 - http://www.bahnforum.info/smf/index.php?topic=190762.0

2001

In 2001, another series of 3x Bmz 21-71.0 coaches are re-configured as Bmz 28-71.0 .

2002

The ÖBB "Upgrading-Programm" started in 2002 and the first Bmz 21-71.0 begin the modernisation process.

The coaches get a new grey livery and a modernised interior but due to costs reasons, most cars maximum speed remains the same: 160 km/h. Only some coaches are also upgraded to reach a maximum speed of 200 km/h and are registered as Bmz 21-91.0 .

Sources: Heinrich82 - http://www.bahnforum.info/smf/index.php?topic=190762.0

2005

From ~2005 onwards, all coaches modernised through the ÖBB "Upgrading-Programm" are also upgraded to reach a maximum speed of 200 km/h. Some previously modernised coaches (between 2002 and 2005) that kept their initial maximum speed of 160 km/h are also upgraded for a maximum speed of 200km/h.

The concerned Bmz 21-71.0 coaches will join the previously upgraded coaches in class Bmz 21-91.0 .

Sources: Heinrich82 - http://www.bahnforum.info/smf/index.php?topic=190762.0

2007

Between 2007 and 2008, 12x Bmz 21-71.0 are re-configured with the middle compartment of the car converted to a children's cinema and the maximum speed increased to 200 km/h. These coaches are registered as Bmz 20-91.0 "Kinder-Kino" .

Concerns registration number(s): 61 81 21-71 004-9, 61 81 21-71 020-5, 61 81 21-71 025-4, 61 81 21-71 031-2, 61 81 21-71 038-7, 61 81 21-71 050-2, 61 81 21-71 053-6, 61 81 21-71 054-4, 61 81 21-71 056-9, 61 81 21-71 063-5, 61 81 21-71 064-3, 61 81 21-71 065-0

Sources: https://www.vagonweb.cz/popisy/popisy.php?k=OeBB_1&z=a&p=z&lang=de, Heinrich82 - http://www.bahnforum.info/smf/index.php?topic=190762.0, https://nastoupil.com/zeleznice-2/vozy-2-tridy-s-postrani-chodbou-ci-kombinovane/bmz-obb-kinderkino-bmz-229-2014/rada-bmz-bmz-229-61-81-20-91-vozu1212/

2010

Following Railjet service launch in 2008, the demand for standard long-distance coaches decreased and ÖBB stopped their "Upgrading-Programm" in 2010.

By the end of the "Upgrading-Programm", most Bmz 21-71.0 were upgraded to reach 200 km/h maximum speeds and received new registration numbers. Thus, by 2010 we retrieve:
- 11x ex-Bmz 21-71.0 modernised coaches as class Bmz 28-91.0 ;
- 12x ex-Bmz 21-71.0 modernised coaches as class Bmz 20-91.0 "Kinder-Kino" ;
- 45x ex-Bmz 21-71.0 modernised coaches as class Bmz 21-91.0 ;

Only 7x coaches remain registered as Bmz 21-71.0 and are removed from service between 2009 and 2011.

Sources: Heinrich82 - http://www.bahnforum.info/smf/index.php?topic=190762.0

Latest update on the 14th of August 2019 at 21:12

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