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  1. How to go about getting Shunter / Locomotive driver certified
    01 Feb, 2016
    How to go about getting Shunter / Locomotive driver certified
    How do you get certified to be a locomotive driver assistant? Follow these easy steps. STEP 1: Make contact with an approved training provider. Although Transnet is able to assist you with Shunter / Loco driver assistant training, a lot more people are making use of other private facilities for training. Some of the cause could be that there is a long waiting period for shunter training in certain areas. Contact Versatile Africa to put you on to an excellent and approved training facility. We
  2. Steel on Steel vs. Rubber on Steel - what is the difference?
    01 Jan, 2016
    Steel on Steel vs. Rubber on Steel - what is the difference?
    Traction is friction energy, when applied in opposite directions the “push-pull” effect applies which creates motion. Traditional Shunting locomotives use steel wheels on steel rail lines, the smoothness of both surfaces does not provide enough traction to shunt (push or pull) a large amount of mass. So in order to increase the traction, the weight of the shunting locomotive would need to increase to provide more downward force, giving more “grip” to the steel wheels on the steel rail line. A
  3. Using Container Port Terminal to load BULK material
    13 Jun, 2016
    Using Container Port Terminal to load BULK material
    Can you load BULK material at a CONTAINER ship terminal ? Latest innovation turns under-utilized container ship terminals into bulk loading facility. At a Port loading facility you usually have two loading bays, one for bulk material and one for containers. Some ship loading facilities only provide one of the options. Particularly in European countries alongside barges, where loading facilities are privately owned. A company operating container loading terminals only, or an under-utilised