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Heavy haul bogie order

01 Sep 2006

HIGH-ADHESION bogies for 110 Bo-Bo heavy-haul electric locos ordered from Toshiba and UCW Partnership for Spoornet's Richards Bay coal line are to be supplied by DCD-Dorbyl, the company's Rolling Stock Division announced in July.

The first of the 1067mm gauge bogies will be supplied to UCW's plant in Nigel during the third quarter of 2007. 'The bogies have been designed specifically for these heavy-haul locomotives and incorporate features and service-proven principles from past experience', said Norman Taylor, RSD's Business Manager.

The short-wheelbase design incorporates pendulum-type nose-suspended traction motors to give good curving characteristics, and has CSC/GSI traction links which ensure minimal load transfer between axles and optimise adhesion. GG journal bearings are incorporated into a single link axlebox to minimise maintenance needs.

DCD-Dorbyl, South Africa