New lives for locomotives in QR

QR has a fleet of Locomotives which range from new to over 30 years in Service. The management and usage of this fleet have been under review for some time and a number of changes have been made to how the locomotives are overhauled and the use they are put to. The QR network is narrow gauge (1067 mm) and is also characterised by a restrictive wine glass clearance gauge. This has made the use of large, heavy, high-powered locomotives very difficult to implement. The track is generally restricted in speed and mass capability, so that any locomotive design has to be optimised to the available track. It has not been possible to bring in standard locomotives from overseas and use them. In many ways QR has led the way with narrow gauge locomotive design features, and the necessary optimisation.

Media Info

  • Pagination: 6p.
  • Monograph Title: New horizons for rail: CORE 2004: conference on railway engineering, June 20-23 2004, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia

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  • Accession Number: 01517219
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 4 2014 8:13PM