1116 061 with its GySEV adhesives; these machines are also used on freight services
renting five 1116s from the OBB
In 2004 GySEV decided to extend its fleet with a second batch of 5 modern electrics. It was decided to sign a long term contract with the Austrian OBB for hiring five 1116 series machines, identical to the 1047 series, in stead of purchasing five new locomotives. Starting per May 2005, the OBB disposed 1116 061-065 to GySEV, for a period of 20 years. A fixed batch of 5 locomotives (1116 061-065) were selected, that got decorated with green and yellow adhesives on both sides and yellow GySEV logos up front. They kept their OBB service number and their red base livery. Now the GySEV has 10 machines at its disposal, the service domain of the 1047 501-505 was changed, as they now were predominantly used for services on the Hungarian part of the GySEV network. The rentals can be seen more on the Austrian side of the border.
crash of 1116 062
At 18.05.2007, the unmanned 1116 062 crashed down a mountainside, after derailing in a curved track section with a speed of 150 kph. In July therefore the OBB decided to retrofit 1116 060 as direct replacement. It got similar GySEV adhesives and logos. The destiny of 1116 062 is unknown, first a thorough investigation has to be done to find out who was responsible for this very curious accident and the economic feasibility of repairing the machine. It's recovery from the steep and wooded mountainside already required a serious amount of money, comparable with the price for a whole new locomotive...