In becoming Australia’s largest private rail freight operator, SCT has developed equipment and infrastructure that is second to none, enabling us to consistently operate the largest, most efficient, general freight trains in Australia – 1.8 kilometres long and weighing up to 6,000 tonnes.

Major rail terminal developments, the latest technology in locomotives and rolling stock and a vertically integrated model ensures SCT are in control of all legs of the supply chain and sets us apart from our opposition.

SCT is recognised as the most technologically advanced and progressive rail company in Australia, in terms of it’s innovative approach. SCT ensures the right equipment for the right freight task, resulting in improved value, flexibility and efficiency for our customers.


SCT has a fleet of locomotives ensuring independence in rail operations, maintenance and reliability which in turn guarantee control of our performance capabilities.

We operate the most modern and technologically advanced locomotive fleet in freight transport, enabling SCT to run the most environmentally efficient locomotives operating in Australia today.

This new technology offers improved tractive effort. The steerable bogies result in less track wear and a substantial reduction in noise.

These powerful engines replace three locomotives with just two, whilst also increasing the total payload by 400 tonne per service.

Our rolling stock is state of the art and includes:-

Well Wagons

The SCT Well Wagon is designed to optimise double stacking opportunities accommodating flexibility in container sizes.

Multi Freighter

The Multi Freighter is a general purpose rail van designed and developed by SCT for the general freight market in Australia – the Multi Freighter features:

  1. The best ride quality for rolling stock in Australia
  2. Improved load restraint
  3. Forklift drive in / drive out capability for efficient product handling
  4. Low tare weight rail van
  5. Increased cubic and tonnage capability


 Greater Freighter

The SCT Greater Freighter towers to a height of close to 6 metres, it has mezzanine flooring and is the most innovative rail concept to grace the general rail freight market for many years. The Greater Freighter is the largest cubic capacity rail van operating in Australia and has been designed to operate between Adelaide, Perth and central New South Wales.

Rail Flats

SCT operates rail flats for its intermodal and container activities.

  1. Low tare weight skeletal units
  2. Gated flexis to accommodate every freight type