ESR 0001 - A4
RSU APPENDIX A4 - MULTIPLE
UNIT TRAIN VEHICLE
INFORMATION PACK
Version 1.1
Issued February 2011
Owner:
Chief Engineer Rolling Stock
Approved
by:
Stephen White,
Technical Specialist Rolling
Stock Performance Standards
Rolling Stock Access Integrity
Authorised
by:
Michael Uhlig,
Manager,
Rolling Stock Access Integrity
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Revision
Date
Summary of change
1.0
June 2010
Document reformatted and renumbered ESR 0001-A4,
request for wheel spacing added
1.1
February 2011
Summary of changes from previous version
Summary of change
Section
Request for details of train radio added
2.16
Test of horns added
3.11
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Contents
1 Part A Owner/Operator information.................................................................................................4
1.1
Vehicle owner ............................................................................................................................4
1.2
Vehicle operator ........................................................................................................................4
1.3
Declaration ................................................................................................................................4
2 Part B Multiple unit train information ..............................................................................................5
2.1
Vehicle description ....................................................................................................................5
2.2
Vehicle dimensions ...................................................................................................................5
2.3
Vehicle design mass .................................................................................................................6
2.4
Rolling stock outline ..................................................................................................................7
2.5
Operating conditions .................................................................................................................7
2.6
Bogies .......................................................................................................................................8
2.7
Wheels ......................................................................................................................................8
2.8
Side bearers ..............................................................................................................................9
2.9
Centre bearings .........................................................................................................................9
2.10 Brakes .......................................................................................................................................9
2.11 Driver safety systems ..............................................................................................................10
2.12 On board data logger ..............................................................................................................10
2.13 Drawgear/underframe .............................................................................................................11
2.14 Toilets (where fitted) ................................................................................................................11
2.15 Equipment fitted ......................................................................................................................11
2.16 Train Radio ..............................................................................................................................12
3 Part C Vehicle static test result information .................................................................................13
3.1
Static rolling stock outline test .................................................................................................13
3.2
Measured vehicle mass ..........................................................................................................13
3.3
P2 force ...................................................................................................................................13
3.4
Static vehicle twist test ............................................................................................................14
3.5
Static vehicle/bogie swing test ................................................................................................14
3.6
Static vehicle/vehicle swing test ..............................................................................................14
3.7
Static brake test ......................................................................................................................14
3.8
Safety system function test .....................................................................................................15
3.9
Signal visibility test ..................................................................................................................15
3.10 Electrical safety inspection ......................................................................................................15
3.11 Horn Test ................................................................................................................................15
4 Part D Vehicle dynamic test result information ...........................................................................16
4.1
Brake performance test ...........................................................................................................16
4.2
Ride performance test .............................................................................................................16
4.3
Kinematic rolling stock outline test ..........................................................................................16
4.4
Traction performance test .......................................................................................................16
4.5
Environmental tests .................................................................................................................17
4.6
Signal compatibility test...........................................................................................................17
4.7
Signal & communication system interference test ..................................................................17
4.8
Pantograph test .......................................................................................................................17
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Part A
1.1
Vehicle owner
ESR 0001 - A4
Owner/Operator information
Multiple unit train owner
____________________________________
Contact name
____________________________________
Address
____________________________________
____________________________________
1.2
Phone number
____________________________________
Fax number
____________________________________
E-mail address
____________________________________
Vehicle operator
Multiple unit train operator if different from owner
______________________________
Contact name
____________________________________
Address
____________________________________
____________________________________
1.3
Phone number
____________________________________
Fax number
____________________________________
E-mail address
____________________________________
Declaration
I declare that the information submitted in this information pack,
(Please tick)
Parts A, B and C

Part D

is correct to the best of my knowledge and has been obtained in accordance with the
requirements stated in the RailCorp Minimum Operating Standards for Rolling Stock.
Company name
____________________________________
Contact name
____________________________________
Contact signature
____________________________________
Date
____________________________________
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Part B
2.1
Vehicle description
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Multiple unit train information
Multiple unit train type
____________________________________
Vehicle codes
____________________________________
Previous code/s (if any)
____________________________________
Vehicle number ranges
____________________________________
Brief description of multiple unit train
____________________________________
____________________________________
Manufacturer
____________________________________
Year of manufacture
____________________________________
Engine horsepower (where applicable)
____________________________________
Horsepower for traction (where applicable) ____________________________________
2.2
Vehicle dimensions
* Overall length over coupler pulling faces (mm)
_____________________________
* Overall length over headstocks (mm)
____________________________________
* Overall width (mm)
____________________________________
* Overall height (mm)
____________________________________
Number of axles
____________________________________
Vehicle bogie centres (mm)
____________________________________
* Bogie wheelbase (mm)
____________________________________
Vehicle centre of gravity height above rail fully provisioned C of G (mm)
__________
Please provide the dimensions against the diagram relating to your vehicle:
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For cars with two axle bogies:
Figure 1
A
(mm)
B
(mm)
C
(mm)
D
(mm)
E
(mm)
F
(mm)
G
(mm)
H
(mm)
I
(mm)
J
(mm)
Table 1
For vehicles with plug doors:
* Overall width over plug doors with doors open (mm)
Location of plug doors:
_______________________
A
B
C
E
D
F
Centreline between bogies
Distance “A” from centreline to near edge of crew door (mm)
____________________
Distance “B” from centreline to far edge of crew door (mm)
____________________
Distance “C” from centreline to near edge of front doors (mm)
____________________
Distance “D” from centreline to far edge of front doors (mm)
____________________
Distance “E” from centreline to near edge of rear doors (mm)
____________________
Distance “F” from centreline to far edge of rear doors (mm)
____________________
*Please provide a copy of the vehicle diagram or general arrangement showing key
and controlling dimensions.
2.3
Vehicle design mass
Design tare mass at rail (tonne)
____________________________________
Passenger load under crush conditions at rail (tonne) ___________________________
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Rolling stock outline
Which rolling stock outline, with reference to ESR 0001 – 100, Section 2 (RSU 110), does
the locomotive conform to?
RailCorp narrow non-electric (similar to ROA Diagram 18.1, Plate A)

RailCorp narrow electric

RailCorp narrow square

RailCorp intersystem (similar to ROA Diagram 18.3, Plate C)

RailCorp medium electric

RailCorp extended medium electric

RailCorp wide electric

Other – provide details
___________________________________
____________________________________
Are there any expendable items fitted to the vehicle? (refer to ESR 0001 – 100, Section
2.8.2 (RSU 110))
Yes
Please provide details

No

____________________________________
____________________________________
2.5
Operating conditions
What is the maximum desired operating speed (km/h)
What is the maximum desired cant deficiency? (mm)
__________________________
_______________________
What is the maximum speed with deflated air springs (where applicable)? (km/h) _______
For motor/power cars
* Maximum tractive effort (power or motor cars)
______________________________
* Continuous tractive effort (power or motor cars) ______________________________
at a speed of (km/h)
____________________________________
Wheelslip/wheelside control is fitted
Yes

No 
Maximum number of vehicles in standard consist (set):power or motor cars
____________________________________
Trailer cars
____________________________________
Maximum number of standard sets that can be operated together
________________
* Please provide a tractive effort/dynamic brake - speed curve relevant to this train
(where available).
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Bogies
Bogie manufacturer
____________________________________
Year of manufacture
____________________________________
Bogie Code
____________________________________
Bogie mass
____________________________________
What is the bogie type? (tick the appropriate box)
Air spring secondary

Bolster swing links

Helical steel springs secondary

Helical steel springs primary

Rubber suspension unit primary

Axlebox pedestal primary

Swing arm pivot bush primary

Other (please explain)
____________________________________
____________________________________
2.7
Axle bearing type
____________________________________
Axle bearing size
____________________________________
Wheels
Wheel nominal new diameter (mm)
____________________________________
Wheel condemn diameter (mm)
____________________________________
Wheel rim width (mm)
____________________________________
Wheel material grade (eg. AAR A, B, C)
____________________________________
Wheel type (eg S-plate, etc.)
____________________________________
Wheel tread profile (new)
____________________________________
Wheel scrubber blocks are fitted
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Yes

No

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Side bearers
Side bearer centres (mm) from vehicle longitudinal centreline ______________________
For vehicles with gapped sidebearers
Side bearer clearance (mm)
____________________________________
For vehicles with constant contact sidebearers
2.9
Side bearer unit manufacturer
____________________________________
Manufacturer’s designation
____________________________________
Side bearer unit preload (kN)
____________________________________
Side bearer centres (mm)
____________________________________
Sidebearer friction material
____________________________________
Sidebearer friction coefficient (with steel)
____________________________________
Centre bearings
Centre bearing liner material (if applicable) Manganese

Non metallic

Manufacturer’s designation
____________________________________
Coefficient of friction (with steel)
____________________________________
Centre bearing nominal diameter (mm)
____________________________________
Bolster centre casting depth for engagement (mm) _____________________________
2.10
Brakes
Manufacturer
____________________________________
Brake system type
____________________________________
Is the train fitted with EP brakes
Yes

No

Type of triple valve or distributor
____________________________________
Type of load compensation equipment
____________________________________
Main reservoir fitted
Yes

No

The vehicle is fitted with disc brakes
Yes

No

The disc is mounted on the
axle
The vehicle fitted with tread brakes


wheel
Yes

No

Type of brake blocks/disc pads
____________________________________
Type of parking brake/handbrake
____________________________________
The parking brake operates on
_____________________________
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2.11
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conventional

bogie mounted 
Driver safety systems
Type/s of driver safety system/s fitted:
deadman
Yes

No

trip
Yes

No

vigilance control
Yes

No

ATP
Yes

No

Other (provide full details)
Yes

No

____________________________________
____________________________________
____________________________________
Is the vigilance control system:
2.12
task linked?
Yes

No

non-predictive?
Yes

No

speed dependent?
Yes

No

No

On board data logger
Is the vehicle fitted with a data logger
Data logger type
Yes

____________________________________
The following information is recorded on the data logger:-
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Date
Yes

No

Time
Yes

No

Speed
Yes

No

Throttle position
Yes

No

Brake valve position
Yes

No

Brake pipe pressure
Yes

No

Brake cylinder pressure
Yes

No

Vigilance acknowledgment
Yes

No

Operator enable system pedal/handle operation
Yes

No

Sanding operation
Yes

No

Horn operation
Yes

No

Headlight operation
Yes

No

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Drawgear/underframe
What is the underframe/drawgear capacity (MN)
_____________________________
The terminal vehicles are fitted with automatic couplers suitable for coupling to a 10A
contour
Yes

No

Other type coupler
____________________________________
Emergency coupler (if used) maximum speed (km/h) ____________________________
2.14
Toilets (where fitted)
The vehicles are fitted with:
Holding tanks and decanting facilities
Yes

No

Waste processing facilities
Yes

No

Other
2.15
____________________________________
Equipment fitted
The vehicle is fitted with:
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Headlights
Yes

No

Marker lights
Yes

No

High visibility ditch lights
Yes

No

Strobe lights
Yes

No

Horn – town
Yes

No

Horn - country
Yes

No

AEI tags
Yes

No

Reflective delineators
Yes

No

Speedo
Yes

No

Emergency cock
Yes

No

Vehicle class and number displayed
Yes

No

Wheelslip control
Yes

No

End visibility markings
Yes

No

Sanding and de-sanding equipment
Yes

No

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Train Radio
The locomotive is fitted with the following communication systems:
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MetroNet
Yes 
No 
Digital Train Radio System (DTRS)
Yes 
No 
CountryNet
Yes 
No 
National Train Communication System (NTCS)
Yes 
No 
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Part C
Vehicle static test result information
3.1
Static rolling stock outline test
The vehicle has been tested in accordance with ESR 0001 – 200, Section 19 (RSU 281),
with the following result:
The vehicle fully complies
Yes
If the vehicle does not comply, describe infringement

No

_______________________
____________________________________
3.2
Measured vehicle mass
Measured vehicle tare mass at rail (tonne) ____________________________________
Calculated passenger load (tonne)
____________________________________
Measured individual axle loads for tare vehicle:
Axle Number
Axle load (tonnes)
Axle 1
Axle 2
Axle 3
Axle 4
Axle 5
Axle 6
Table 2
3.3
P2 force
Maximum unsprung mass per wheel (kg)
____________________________________
Calculated P2 force (on Class 1 track) per wheel (kg) in accordance with ESR 0001 –
100, Section 3 (RSU 120)
____________________________________
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Static vehicle twist test
The vehicle has been tested in accordance with ESR 0001 – 200, Section 21 (RSU 283),
with the following results:
Maximum % wheel unloading
____________________________________
For vehicles with air springs:
Maximum % wheel unloading with air springs deflated: __________________________
3.5
Maximum % wheel unloading with air springs inflated:
__________________________
Maximum centre bearing lift (where applicable) (mm)
__________________________
Static vehicle/bogie swing test
The vehicle has been tested in accordance with ESR 0001 – 200, Section 22 (RSU 284),
with the following result:
The vehicle fully complies
Yes

No

If the vehicle does not comply, describe infringement ____________________________
____________________________________
3.6
Static vehicle/vehicle swing test
The vehicle has been tested in accordance with ESR 0001 – 200, Section 23 (RSU 285),
with the following result:
The vehicle fully complies
Yes

No

If the vehicle does not comply, describe infringement ____________________________
____________________________________
3.7
Static brake test
The vehicle has been tested in accordance with ESR 0001 – 200, Section 24 (RSU 286),
with the following result:
(Net brake percentages using actual measured brake block loads)
Net air brake percentage when fully loaded ____________________________________
Net air brake percentage at tare
____________________________________
Net parking brake/handbrake percentage when fully loaded _______________________
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Safety system function test
The train has been tested in accordance with ESR 0001 – 200, Section 36 (RSU 299)
with the following results:
Measured vigilance control system timing from acknowledgment to:
Visual warning (seconds)
____________________________________
audible warning (seconds)
____________________________________
emergency brake (penalty) application (seconds) __________________________
reset system (seconds)
____________________________________
The function of the operator enable system has been tested
Yes

No

The function of the trip gear has been tested
Yes

No

The function of the ATP system has been tested
Yes

No

The function of the driver’s emergency cock has been tested
Yes

No

The function of the lights have been tested
Yes

No

The function of the horns have been tested
Yes

No

If train does not comply, provide details
____________________________________
____________________________________
If the train is fitted with an alternative driver safety system, please provide details
on the operation of the system, and verification that it has been tested.
3.9
Signal visibility test
The train has been tested in accordance with ESR 0001 – 200, Section 30 (RSU 293)
with the following results:
The vehicle fully complies
Yes


No
If the vehicle does not comply, provide details _________________________________
____________________________________
3.10
Electrical safety inspection
The vehicle has been inspected in accordance with ESR 0001 – 200, Section 31 (RSU
294) with the following results:
Warning signs have been fitted
3.11
Yes


No
Horn Test
The horns have been tested and comply with ESR 001 – 300, Section 10.9 (RSU 350)
High noise horn
Yes 
No

Low noise horn
Yes 
No

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Part D
4.1
Brake performance test
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Vehicle dynamic test result information
Stopping distance vs speed curves for full service brake application and emergency
brake application to be supplied
Yes

No 
4.2
Parking brake will hold the vehicle on a 1 in 30 grade
Yes

No

The operation of the trip gear has been tested
Yes

No

Ride performance test
The vehicle has been tested in accordance with ESR 0001 – 200, Section 26 (RSU 288)
and ESR 0001 – 600, Section 9 (RSU 643) with the following results:
4.3
Mean peak lateral acceleration (g)
________________ at 110 % of design speed
Peak lateral acceleration (g)
________________ at 110 % of design speed
Mean peak vertical acceleration (g)
________________ at 110 % of design speed
Peak vertical acceleration (g)
________________ at 110 % of design speed
Vertical ride index
_______________________ at design speed
Lateral ride index
_______________________ at design speed
Kinematic rolling stock outline test
Maximum body roll angle and lateral suspension displacement measured relative to rail,
for the vehicle operating over a track curve site with 145% of the maximum design cant
deficiency (degrees and mm):
____________________________________
Maximum body roll angle and lateral suspension displacement measured relative to rail,
with the vehicle stationary on a simulated superelevation of 160 mm (degrees and mm)
.
4.4
____________________________________
Traction performance test
Please provide a chart recording showing the tractive effort generated from standstill to
balance speed on the maximum grade over which the multiple unit train will operate
whilst in the fully laden condition.
The following parameters must be recorded: tractive effort
 speed
 time
 throttle setting
 wheelslip indication
Please provide a chart recording showing the regenerative or dynamic brake effort
over full speed range.
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Environmental tests
The vehicle has been tested in accordance with ESR 0001 – 200, Section 29 (RSU 292)
with the following results:
Please provide results of noise and vibration measurements compared to the levels
specified in ESR 0001 – 100, Section 6 (RSU 150). Use the standard reporting form for
noise test results (in ESR 0001 – N (RSU Appendix N)).
For diesel powered vehicles, please provide results of air quality measurements for the
following: visible smoke, nitrogen oxides (NOx), particulates, carbon monoxide,
hydrocarbons (VOC), exhaust flow and Sulphur Dioxide (SO2) in accordance with ESR
0001 – 200, Section 29 (RSU 292).
4.6
Signal compatibility test
The vehicle has been tested in accordance with ESR 0001 – 200, Section 23 (RSU 295)
with the following results:
Vehicle fully complies
Yes
If vehicle does not comply, provide details

No

____________________________________
____________________________________
4.7
Signal & communication system interference test
The vehicle has been tested in accordance with ESR 0001 – 200, Section 33 (RSU 296)
with the following results:
Vehicle fully complies
Yes
If vehicle does not comply, provide details

No

____________________________________
____________________________________
4.8
Pantograph test
The vehicle has been tested in accordance with ESR 0001 – E (RSU Appendix E) with
the following results:
Vehicle fully complies
Yes
If vehicle does not comply, provide details

No

____________________________________
____________________________________
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