Freight Car Market Services


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Compression, injection and transfer molding. Rubber, bonded rubber / overmolding, phenolic and thermoset materials with custom formulations available. Small to large part sizes; low to high volume production capabilities.

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Orcomatic Molding

Proprietary molding process. Cost effective solution for continuous, high-volume production of small components with single or multi-cavity setups.

westinghouse air brake tech Field & Customer Service Support

Passionate Field & Customer Service Support

Whether it's checking on order status or helping with field installation at customer sites, Workhorse Rail is setting the standard for customer support.

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Patternmaking Facilities and Expertise

Brecknell Willis Composites offers a comprehensive in-house patternmaking service. This allows BWC to collaborate with customers to produce bespoke tooling before manufacture commences, ensuring the product supplied meets their exact requirements.
Manufacturing processes:

  • Hand layup
  • Vacuum infusion
  • Vacuum bagging
  • Cold press tooling

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Quality & Services

Quality & Services
We provide extensive services, which fully comply with customer requirements. 100 years of experience and our technical expertise in development, production, maintenanceafter sales service/spare parts and quality practice go into these services. We take care of our customers’ and clients’ needs, apply a holistic and solution-oriented thought process, act flexibly and help quickly at home and abroad.
As a manufacturer, we supply you with original spare parts “Made in Germany” during the entire application period of our products.
Constructive know-how for customised solutions
The main focus of our constructive services is in compiling solutions made to measure for challenging assignments together with our customers. From the idea of a producible component as a one of a kind or serial product. Numerous innovations and records attest to the quality of our constructive work.
Many of our teams of engineers have international experience and have been working together in well-established project teams for many years. Professional equipment and tools go without saying. Efficient processes throughout all phases also ensure the economic success of the project for our clients.
Creative design

  • Engineering work for international sales orders
  • Development of serial products and special-purpose solutions 
  • Upgrading and optimisation of existing customer systems
  • Modification of our own standard series and technologies
  • Development of innovative technologies/system solutions
  • Constructive work in international joint projects

Service and Maintenance
Ensuring ongoing availability
Routine and all-round maintenance prevents uncontrollable downtimes. Upon request, we put our own as well as third party components and products through their paces.
We strive to make mobile equipment available at all times in everyday industrial life. For this purpose, we have competent and skilled service technicians at our disposal with standardised tools and equipment. We would be more than happy to compile an individual maintenance proposal for you.
Acting instead of reacting

  • Routine, predictable maintenance intervals
  • Application of original spare parts
  • Ensuring ongoing availability
  • Direct cost control

After sales service/Spare parts
High class German workmanship for international markets
We cover the entire production range of our energy and data transfer systems in a 15,000 sqm roofed production area. We manufacture, assemble and carry out a thorough inspection of technical core components as well as most of the products before delivery. This makes it possible for us to quickly manufacture high quality spare parts for your requirements and to provide our customers with them just as quickly.
Extraordinary expertise in development and production enables us to advise each customer individually and to support each customer effectively in any situation. Lean structures, dedicated employees and state-of-the-art machinery ensure punctual delivery.
High quality work from A to Z

  • short reaction times according to customer requests
  • efficient product development based on proven and tested technologies/model ranges
  • production according to international standards and directives
  • internal assembly, quality control and testing
  • quick delivery, even for large contract volumes
  • extensive customised services

Quality Management
Highest quality for satisfied customers
The quality of our services and products is aimed at the complete fulfilment of our customers’ wishes, needs and expectations. In the process, the benchmark for the assessment of our quality is first and foremost set by you - our customer.
Internal quality management ensures compliance with international standards and directives. The implementation of the QM system is carried out according to standardised methods and with the help of flexible tools for the modelling and documentation of all production and business processes (DIN EN ISO 9001:2008).
Certificates and Approvals

wabtec westinghouse air brake Freight Car Reconditioning Service AB Equipment

Reconditioning Services - AB Related Equipment

Wabtec’s reputation for developing advanced braking equipment for freight cars is unsurpassed. No other supplier has more experience or has made more distinguished contributions in this sensitive and complex area. As a subsidiary of Wabtec, Wabtec Global Services extends this reputation to our freight equipment reconditioning and upgrade service.  Reconditioning services performed on the following products:

  • Angle Cocks, End Cocks, Dirt Collectors, Retaining Valves
  • Vent Valves (#8, VX, KM2)
  • Empty and Load Valves (P-1, S-1, SC-1U, ELX, L-1)
  • Brake Cylinders, Piston Assemblies & AB Reservoirs
  • A-1 Reduction Relay Valves, B-1 Quick Service Valves
  • Single Car Test Devices
  • Automated Single Car Test Devices

Wabtec Freight Reconditioning Service Actuators Tread Brakes

Reconditioning Services - Actuators & Tread Brakes

Wabtec’s reputation for developing advanced braking equipment for freight cars is unsurpassed. No other supplier has more experience or has made more distinguished contributions in this sensitive and complex area. As a subsidiary of Wabtec, Wabtec Global Services extends this reputation to our freight equipment reconditioning and upgrade service.  Reconditioning services performed on the following products:

  • Actuators & Tread Brakes

Wabtec Rail Reconditioning Services Draft Recondition Brakes

Reconditioning Services - Cardwell Westinghouse / Universal

Wabtec’s reputation for developing advanced braking equipment for freight cars is unsurpassed. No other supplier has more experience or has made more distinguished contributions in this sensitive and complex area. As a subsidiary of Wabtec, Wabtec Global Services extends this reputation to our freight equipment reconditioning and upgrade service.  Reconditioning services performed on the following products:

  • Draft Gear Reconditioning
  • Truck Mounted Brakes (TMX & UBX)
  • Slack Adjusters
  • End of Car Cushioning (10KN1)

Wabtec Freight Car Reconditioning Services Control Valves

Reconditioning Services - Control Valves

Wabtec’s reputation for developing advanced braking equipment for freight cars is unsurpassed. No other supplier has more experience or has made more distinguished contributions in this sensitive and complex area. As a subsidiary of Wabtec, Wabtec Global Services extends this reputation to our freight equipment reconditioning and upgrade service.  Reconditioning services performed on the following products:

  • ABD, ABDW, ABDX & ABDX-L Type Portions
  • Upgrades - Stabilization, Leakage and Vibration Protection
  • DB Type Valves (DB10, DB20, DB20-L)
  • Pipe Brackets (AB, ABX, Single Sided & DB-30)

Wabtec Freight Car Reconditioning Service Repair Transcore

Reconditioning Services - Transcore

Wabtec Global Services offers locomotive equipment reconditioning for 26 type control valve equipment, 26-C type automatic and independent brake valves, 30 CDW type automatic brake valves and modules, check valve portions, products such as air compressors, air dryers, brake cylinders, slack adjusters, cooling system products as well as EPIC equipment and a wide variety of cocks and valves.  Reconditioning services performed on the following products:

  • AEI Tags & Programming

Wabtec westinghouse air brake technologies company Axiom Rail Refurbishment


Refurbishment provides a cost effective opportunity to extend the viable operational life of rolling stock and enables new safety standards to be incorporated.
Axiom Rail employs an experienced multi-disciplined team to ensure the most effective practices and methods are utilised throughout the refurbishment process. This experience includes project management, design, procurement, production engineering, quality control and acceptance methods.
The refurbishment packages that can be offered:

  • General Overhaul
  • Modification
  • Crash damage repair
  • Corrosion repair and re-livery

Axiom Rail has a number of key depots based within the UK and access to a larger network of facilities, thus offering geographic advantage for refurbishment projects.
Through varying refurbishment needs and requirements Axiom Rail can tailor and provide solutions that facilitate operational requirements and improve performance targets.
Why choose Axiom Rail Refurbishment?

  • Proven History
  • Dependable Supplier
  • Customer Satisfaction
  • Experience
  • Geographic Advantage

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Reservoir Repair & Overhaul

Wabtec Rail overhaul and repair a full range of Railway Air Brake Components from various manufacturers including Knorr Bremse (Westinghouse), Faiveley (SAB WABCO), Wabtec/Wabco and Wabtec MZT.
Our overhaul expertise extends across a full range of components including distributors, brake cylinders, disc brake actuators, slack adjusters/regulators, air reservoirs, end cocks and hoses. We also supply and support a range of new UIC and TSI approved components from our sister company Wabtec MZT.

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Ship from Stock

Workhorse Rail ships from stock which reduces wait time and minimizes customer inventories.

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Supplier Managed Inventory

Wabtec Global Services (WGS) is a major international supplier of new and reconditioned aftermarket components for passenger and freight rail equipment. With nine service centers located throughout North and South America, WGS provides geographically strategic locomotive maintenance services, component reconditioning service and parts distribution, including fleet management, technology upgrade programs and inventory management services at customer locations. Wabtec’s 120 year history in the railway industry provides the foundation for WGS aftermarket product lines. In addition, the WGS network includes locomotive maintenance facilities responsible for both freight and passenger fleet maintenance services.

Wabtec Locomotive Testing, Design and Manufacture

Testing, Design and Manufacture

Becorit can design, test and manufacture friction products to meet customer requirements. Becorit's state-of-the-art testing includes the following:

  • 3 UIC homologated full-scale dynamometers and 3 reduced scale dynos for brake pads and shoes testing and development
  • IR Thermography
  • Shuntage Dynamometer
  • Conicity
  • Field Testing
  • Winter tests (UIC homologated)
  • Smoke measurement and analysis for dynamometer test

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Vehicle Services

Overhaul - Our fully-trained maintenance staff have experience of all types of overhaul. 
We regularly undertake C4 and C6 heavy maintenance to coaches, diesel multiple and electric multiple units in addition to overhauling bogies, wheel sets and brakes. Our facilities include three vehicle overhaul shops with pitted roads and comprehensive lifting facilities capable of handling all rolling stock. Whatever the project, we work to the very highest standards whilst minimising vehicle downtimes.
Interior refurbishment - The appearance, comfort and on-board facilities on a passenger vehicle are essential in winning and keeping passengers. Today vehicles need to look good and reflect care and commitment on the part of operators.
Our refurbishment teams are involved with the complete spread of interior enhancement activities including undertaking full interior refurbishment and refinishing, fitting new floor coverings, the installation of passenger information and CCTV systems, the introduction of new seating and the installation of new lighting. 
Combining practicality with aesthetics, we make sure that rolling stock looks its best and performs to the highest standards.
PRM-TSI - We have the capability and experience to undertake modifications to passenger vehicles to enable them to achieve PRM-TSI compliance.  This includes the installation of universal access toilets, door sounders, door step lighting, door control pushbuttons and the creation of suitably equipped wheelchair areas.
Re-painting and re-livery - Our ultra-modern facilities are capable of applying all types of paint systems and can accommodate vehicles up to 23m long.
Accident repairs - Following approved procedures we repair all types of damage to rolling stock caused by crashes or accidents. We have full electrical test facilities and the skills and expertise to work on both aluminium and steel-bodies vehicles.
Air conditioning - Through a specialist unit we have total in-house air conditioning expertise across all types of system. This covers repairs, refurbishment and fitting of new systems. For more detailed information please see our separate air conditioning leaflet.
Door systems - Our in-house team of specialist technicians undertakes the repair, overhaul and fitting as new of all types of passenger door systems. For more detailed information please see our separate door system leaflet. 
LOCOMOTIVES - We have a vast range of locomotive expertise and technological resources built up over many years. This gives us the capability to repair, refurbish and overhaul everything from shunting locomotives to mainline locomotives.
OFF-SITE MAINTENANCE - Our approach to our services is extremely flexible and at all times focuses on providing our customers with arrangements that best suit their particular circumstances.
For customers wanting work carrying out at their own sites we offer a complete Wabtec off-site service that undertakes repair, refurbishment and installation work anywhere in the country.

wabtec westinghouse air brake Freight Car Train Modifications & Wagon Design


  • Modifications & Wagon Design Enhancements
  • Revisions & Fitness to Run Testing including Brake Testing
  • Repair & Assembly of Wagons

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Wheelset Overhaul

  • Overhaul of Locomotive, Passenger & Freight Wagon Wheelsets
  • Wheel Re-Profiling
  • Re-Wheeling
  • Bearing Overhaul

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Wheelset Overhaul

Wabtec Rail is one of the UK’s leading over haulers of railway wheelsets. At our three wheelshops located in Doncaster, Barton Under Needwood and Kilmarnock we are able to undertake the overhaul of all types of locomotive, passenger rolling stock and freight wagon wheelsets. Supply of new Wheels, Axles, Brake Discs, Bearings, Gearwheels, refurbishment of Wagon, Power driven and passenger wheelsets, replacement of worn, components, magnetic particle inspection, ultrasonic testing, dynamic balancing of wheelsets. Work carried out includes the reprofiling of wheelsets, rewheeling, renewal of, axles and bearings, overhaul of suspension tubes and axleboxes and the overhaul of final drive gearboxes. We have the technical capability to overhaul all types and wheelsets and this includes, electric multiple, units, diesel multiple units, passenger and wagon wheelsets. We have a robust supply chain in place to underpin our overhaul operation and have key long-term agreements with key suppliers. In-house facilities include:- Wheel presses, wheel shrink fitting, computer controlled wheel bore and re profiling lathe, on destructive testing, gravity drop rigs, and bearing overhaul. We currently have major contract in place with all the key UK Rail companies and also supply overhauled wheelsets to the continent. Wabtec team of engineers and technicians are trained to carry out non-destructive testing and inspection of wheelsets and components. We have a full range of Non destructive testing equipment includes ultrasonic testing for wheels and axles, including hollow bore axles. Wabtec Poli also manufactures and supplies brake discs to the UK Rail industry through our sites and these replacement brake discs are currently being fitted to the fleet of MKIV vehicles.