To produce a standardised locomotive product that satisfies network, track owners and operators will always be a challenge in Australia. Outline gauge, track gauge, mass restrictions operator requirements all work against the implementation of a standard loco product. UGL Rail however, has taken on this challenge and is now undergoing a transformation in the build processes used for its new standardised C44ACi locomotive. UGL Rail along with its technology partner, GE Transportation, has produced a standard 4400 THP AC locomotive designed to operate both heavy haul applications (including coal haulage within the Hunter Valley of New South Wales) and high speed freight operations across the Defined Interstate Rail Network (DIRN). A core criteria in the build of the Locomotive was to provide a base product that would satisfy Operator’s requirements and be adaptable to accommodate customer specific requirements and equipment. Standardising the build was essential in order to meet critical time scales and reduce time to market whilst ensuring quality was maintained to the highest order.
- Record URL:
- McCabe D
- Publication Date: 2010
- Pagination: 6p.
- Monograph Title: AusRAIL PLUS 2010, the rail plan: where? 23-24 November 2010, Perth, WA, Australia
- TRT Terms: Freight transportation; Railroad trains; Railroad transportation; Specifications
- ATRI Terms: Freight transport; Rail transport; Specifications; Train
- Subject Areas: Freight Transportation; Railroads; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 01516960
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: ARRB
- Files: ATRI
- Created Date: Mar 4 2014 8:01PM