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Insight into Rollingstock Engineering Course, Sydney 2019

October 15, 2019

The ARA and RTSA are providing a one day course – Insight into Rollingstock Engineering – in Sydney on October 15


This one-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. The course is designed for those new to the industry and those required to liaise with rail engineering people involved with rollingstock acquisition, operation and whole of life support projects and the interface between each of the rail operating systems.

Course content

  • Type of Rollingstock
  • Rollingstock Dynamics
  • Bogies
  • Locomotive Design
  • Freight Wagons
  • Passenger Rollingstock – Design
  • Rollingstock Traction Drives
  • Braking Systems
  • Asset Management
  • Design Interfaces
  • Standards and RISSB
  • Safety and Risk Management


  • John Watsford BSc (Elec Eng), FIE Aust, Life Member RTSA, Engineering Consultant
  • Ian Rossow BTech Elect, MIE Aust, Engineering Consultant
  • Colin Butcher BSC (Mech Eng), FIE Aust, Engineering Consultant

Registration fee

Registration includes the one-day course, hard copy and electronic versions of all presentations, morning, afternoon teas and lunch. Prices are in $AUD and include GST:

  • ARA/RTSA Members $980
  • Non-Members $1,280