5at Train

The 5AT Group - Steaming Ahead with Advanced Technology

Enhancing Performance -- Improving Reliability -- Reducing Costs -- Controlling Emissions

5AT Operating Costs

Wardale offers the following brief comment about the 5AT's operating costs:

Low operating cost will be a consequence of the locomotive's high thermal efficiency, giving low fuel and water consumption, high reliability, giving low maintenance expense, and low lubricating oil consumption due to the extensive use of sealed roller bearings. (See also comments about the 5AT's low maintenance requirements on the Reliability page.)