There is good news of our developed six units of AC driving diesel locomotive, which are firstly exported to Australia in China. Having been put into operation for half year, this batch of locomotive runs stably and succeeds in hauling net weight of goods not less than 8000 tons every time. By Oct. 8th, the accumulated operation mileages of six units of SDA1 locomotive have exceeded 570,000 kM. No. 004 and No. 005 locomotives create good operation mileages of single locomotive for 105,671 kM and 101,532 kM respectively. CSR AC driving diesel locomotive runs well in Australasia with stable operation performance.
Since passed traction performance test on Mar.16th, six units of SDA1 locomotive have been put into operation formally. Four units are used in Penfield base of Adelaide, and their traction roundtrip mileages are about 1,800 kM every time. Two units are used in Melbourne, and their traction roundtrip mileages are about 700 kM every time.
During May 30th to June 14th, user selected 3 units of SDA1 locomotive from Penfield base to carry out traction task. As operation condition of locomotive becoming increasingly stable, in order to reduce costs and increase benefits, two-coupled locomotives have been used to haul goods since June 15th, and locomotive hauling tasks has been increased from three trips per week to six trips per week, so it means that there are almost two locomotives hauling goods every day. These locomotives have always been operated on 1800 kM railway line since June 17th, except for 6 to 8 hours of workshop preparation.In order to ensure operation reliability of locomotive, our after-sales service staffs insist in additional running operation, so as to correct bad operation habits of user’s train crew during operation of locomotive. In addition, our after-sales service staffs provide training to them, so as to improve their troubleshooting ability in emergency.