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: Battery loco operator required

Philip G Graham
 

I would think that this is for the Sydney Metro depot shunter and recovery loco. There was one of these units, a centre-cab Bo-Bo, purchased recently from China that is capable of running in battery mode and recharging via the running supply current. It can haul a full train consist over the Metro ruling grade.  There is only one at this stage, but probably will need another with the coming expansion.

Battery electric locos for the construction stage, if used, are of a different configuration with differing load factors. There is no indication yet, whether there will be construction rail used in the TBM tunnels or if diesel traction or battery electric will be used.

-PGG-