Date: 01-Aug-2017

Event Details

Insight to Rolling Stock Engineering - Melbourne

The RTSA and the ARA (Australasian Railway Association) will conduct two Insight to Rolling Stock Engineering Courses in 2017.

This one-day course will provide an insight into the principles used in the design, manufacture and maintenance of railway rolling stock 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 rolling stock acquisition, operation and whole of life support projects as well as the interface between each of the operating systems.


  • Type of Rolling Stock
  • Rolling Stock Dynamics - Adhesion
  • Bogies
  • Diesel Elec Loco Design - Engines - AC/DC - Auxiliaries
  • Freight Wagons
  • Passenger Rolling Stock - Types
  • Passenger Rolling Stock - Design
  • Passenger Rolling Stock - Devices
  • Braking Systems
  • Railway Safety
  • Management of Risk
  • Maintenance
  • Support Services
  • Interfaces

Colin Butcher, Rail Engineering Consultant
Ian Rossow, Chairman Rolling Stock Engineering Program Advisory Committee at Rail Innovation Austrlia / University of Wollongong
John Watsford, Rail Engineering Consultant

Tuesday 1st August 2017
8:30AM to 5:00PM

RTSA / ARA Member: $950
Non-member: $1150
Registration includes the one-day course, hard copy and electronic versions of all presentations, morning, afternoon tea and lunch. Prices are in $AUD and include GST

For further information or to register your interest to attend, please contact Events Manager, Janet Cameron via or on 02 6270 4527.