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Insight into Rollingstock Engineering Course 2021
April 29 - April 30
The Railway Technical Society of Australasia (RTSA) will conduct the Insight into Rollingstock Engineering course in Sydney in April 2021.
Day 1: Thursday 29th April 2021, 12:00-5:00pm AEST, Sydney NSW
Day 2: Friday 30th April 2021, 08:30-5:00pm AEST, Sydney NSW
This 1.5-day introductory course will provide an insight into the principles used in the design, manufacture and maintenance of railway rollingstock including locomotives, passenger cars, multiple unit trains and freight wagons. Presenters are Engineering Consultants and members of the RTSA. This is a great opportunity to learn direct from experienced engineers who have each worked in the rail industry for over 40 years.
This course is designed for those new to the industry and those required to liaise with rail engineers involved with rollingstock acquisition, operation and whole of life support projects as well as the interface between each of the operating systems.
This course was previously offered jointly with the Australasian Railway Association (ARA); employees of ARA members and RTSA members are eligible for the member rate.
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- ARA/RTSA members – $1,240
- Non-members – $1,620
John Watsford BSc (Elec Eng), FIE Aust, Life Member RTSA, Engineering Consultant
Ian Rossow BTech Elect, MIE Aust, Engineering Consultant
Colin Butcher OAM, BSC (Mech Eng), FIE Aust, Engineering Consultant
Type of Rollingstock
Why use rail; Gauge; Locomotives; Passenger; Freight
Rollingstock Dynamics – Adhesion
Wheel/Rail Interface; Tractive Effort; Design
Springs; Powered Bogies; Trailer Bogies; Other –Rack, Tilting; Wheelsets
Diesel Elec Loco Design – Engines – AC/DC –Auxiliaries
Selection of loco type; Traction and Control Systems; Auxiliaries; Cabs
Types; Dimensions and capacities; Materials; Couplers
Passenger Rollingstock – Types
Service speed; Loco hauled; Push-pull; EMU; DMU; Single-Double deck
Passenger Rollingstock – Design
Body construction; Definitions; Passenger areas; Bogie type; Fire safety; Tunnel operation
Passenger Rollingstock – Devices
Types of motor drive; Diesel; Control systems
Concepts; Types; Air System; Control Equipment; Performance
Rail Safety Act; RISSB Codes of Practice; OH&S; Effects of Operation; Safe working
Management of Risk
Risk Management; Mitigation; Registration of rollingstock
Whole of Life Asset Management; Maintenance planning; Maintenance strategies
Facilities; Staffing; Inventory control
Wheel/Race Interface; Signalling; Supply; Environmental; Communications; Train Crew Interface