South African Railways is receiving its 25 electric locomotives for operation of the 50-kV 50 Hz Sishen-Saldanha iron ore line recently built. These Class 9E units will be operated in multiples of three for handling 202-car trains with a gross trailing weight of 20,200 tons. The full-width carbody is reduced to about half its full height to provide clearance for the pantograph and other roof-mounted equipment under the high-voltage a-c catenary. Details of trucks, roof equipment, electrical equipment, control and multiple-unit circuits and braking system are given.

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    IPC Transport Press, Limited

    Dorset House, Stamford Street
    London SE1 9LU,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1978-5

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  • Accession Number: 00178545
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 19 1978 12:00AM