A TOC Manual dated 21 August 2019 (PDF File) 13.3MBhttps://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/industry/asset-standards-authority/find-a-standard/train-operating-conditions-toc-manual-general-14https://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/system/files/media/asa_standards/2019/ts-toc-1-v16.0.pdf
(the pdf file itself)
Page 240 and 241 are interesting
Page 240 gives conditions for operating SETS electric locos 4615, 8606 and 8649. Some highlights include:-
- Max speed allowed for all 3 is set at 105km/h
- Notes live weight: 114t (4615) and 118t (8606 and 8649)
- Draw Capacity (MN): 0.90 (4615), 1.80 (8606 and 8649)
For some of the more technically minded people:-
1. No maintenance is to be carried out on the traction equipment unless the pantographs are lowered, air isolated and danger tags applied to the isolating cock
2. No access is permitted to the roof of the locomotive under the OHW unless an electrical permit is issued by Sydney Trains. Work performed on unwired roads shall be outside electrical safety clearances
3. A visual inspection of both pantographs shall be performed from the ground as part of each vehicle preparation
4. For single electric locomotive operation, both pantographs may be used and full parallel control may be used
5. For multiple electric locomotive operation, a maximum of 2 electric locomotives may be connected to the OHW at any given time within a train. Where electric locomotives are coupled together only a single pantograph per locomotive is permitted. Where the 2 electric locomotives are separated by at least 70m, both pantographs may be used.
6. The Electrical Operating Center shall be advised before raising or lowering the pantographs
Page 241 is also interesting. Specifies operating conditions for U set cars CF5003 and CF5021. This may not be necessarily approval/waiver to run them, but rather simply stating how they are to be operated, once allowed to do so. Highlights of rules:-
- Max Speed: 115km/h
1. These cars may be marshaled dead attached in a train consist as trailer cars with ONE ONLY pantograph raised to power auxiliary equipment. Under these conditions, the cut-out switch in the cabs shall be set to "Cut-Out" and labelled "Do Not Use". The drivers cabs shall be locked to prevent access by unauthorised personnel.
2. Toilets fitted to these cars shall not be used, and shall be locked at all times
So does this mean the U boat cars would be towed with pantos up to power auxiliary systems?