“Automatic Discharge Hoppers Exapand CFCLA Fleet” March 2001, Railpage Australia (Australian Website)

Leading rail-leasing company CFCL Australia announced today that it is continuing to expand its Australian lease portfolio with the addition of 42 open-top automated-discharge ballast hoppers to its wagon fleet. Forty-two wagon shells refurbished by CFCLA’s US parent company arrived in Western Australia late last year. Perth-based engineering company Gemco Rail Pty Ltd, with whom CFCLA has established a sound working partnership in recent years, is undertaking final assembly, fit-out and painting.

CFCLA Project manager Mike McGee said, “Our aim is to come up with the best product that can be offered to the market by maximising the synergy between Gemco and CFCLA. At the same time this forms part of our strategy to subcontract out as much of our project work to Australian companies. In the case of our new ballast hoppers this amounts to around 70 per cent of the total refurbishment.”

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