Testing & commissioning

Rail Operators and manufactures understand that new and rebuilt locomotives and wagons require on-track dynamic testing for accreditation and compliance purposes. Given the unique aspects of each item of rollingstock subject to testing, requirements vary for each project. SSR operational staff and the train crew understand the need to work closely with test engineers to ensure the equipment is correctly tested and the required outcomes are achieved.

SSR also takes care of the network owners’ requirements in regards to the operation of new assets on the network. This ensures testing can be completed by our customers in a safe and efficient manner.

Competent and Reliable Service

SSR provides train crew, recovery locomotives and train management for the testing of new locomotives built by the two largest ,locomotive manufacturers in Australia – United Group Limited and Downer Rail. SSR crews are competent in the operation of the newest United Group Limited (UGL) built C44aci model locomotives as well as the Downer Rail built GT46ace model locomotives.

Haulage trials have been conducted on new locomotives for Consolidated Rail Leasing, Centennial Coal, and CFCL Australia.

Wagon testing often requires precise driving with speeds over 127km/h. SSR has conducted wagon testing for Bradken Rail and Consolidated Rail Leasing.

For Safety and Performance

Serving rail freight companies and wagon and locomotive manufacturers across Australia, SSR can provide testing, commissioning, locomotive maintenance and rollingstock maintenance to ensure you meet your standards for safety and performance.