The Educational Railroading Conference Leader Since 1994


Heavy Haul Sessions Speaker:


Tony Talbot

Tony Talbot
Bogie & Wheel Specialist
Pacific National

Biography: Tony Talbot is the Bogie & Wheel Specialist at PN in Newcastle, Australia. His role has responsibility for monitoring the performance of freight wagon bogies and wheels, identifying adverse trends and developing corrective strategies for the fleet across PN’s Australia wide operations. Additionally, the role is required to take the technical lead for investigation of derailments where the bogie and/or wheel sets are suspected of involvement.

Tony is somewhat of a journeyman in a career spanning 26 years, having commenced as an apprentice fitter machinist with the State Rail Authority and working on diesel locomotives for the first 10 years, before moving into locomotive then wagon maintenance managerial roles. For the past 8 years, Tony has worked in the PN Rolling Stock Engineering team where his experience serves him well.

Tony has an Advanced Diploma in Mechanical Engineering.