We’ve been powering Australia’s rail freight for over 50 years as a world leader in locomotive design and innovation. Our engines help customers get commodities to port quickly and cost-effectively, and we partner locally with United Group Limited (UGL) to manufacture heavy haul and high-speed freight trains for the Australian market.
High-performance locomotives for the Pilbara
GE’s Dash 9 and Evolution Series locomotive engines power the world’s largest privately owned heavy haul railway – Rio Tinto’s 1400 km rail track in the Pilbara, connecting 14 different iron ore mines.
Temperatures regularly hit 55 degrees Celsius in this challenging region, so our engines are enhanced with high temperature advanced cooling systems and a second radiator fan.
Meanwhile, our advanced train monitoring systems help customers perform remote ‘health checks’ for greater safety and productivity.