Derived from the DB class 152, the ÖBB ordered 382 units of the classes 1016/1116/1216 starting in 1997. These locomotives had an unmistakable, refreshing appearance, which quickly led to the units' name "Taurus" (Steer). About 50 class 1116 electric locomotives have since been painted in the "railjet" design. Locomotives of this class presently pull the so-called "railjet" trains as well as regular Intercity/Eurocity trains.
Prototype: Austrian Federal Railways class 1116 "Taurus" electric locomotive, in the brownish red Railjet paint scheme. Locomotive road number 1116 228-8. The locomotive looks as it currently does in real life.