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Wabtec locomotive train car services Accident Repairs

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.

Wabtec locomotive train car services Aftersales

Aftersales

Engineering Consultancy - A consultancy service is provided for advice, investigation, analysis and design.
 
Financial Arrangements - Credit, Leasing, and Hire services are available.
 
Wheelsets - A complete service for all types of locomotive wheelsets is provided. From re-tyre, re-wheel to re-profile, all wheelwork is subject to strict quality audits. Non-destructive testing, magnetic particle inspection, ultrasonic and ultraviolet axle testing form part of customer service.
 
Overseas Representation - HEC sales engineers and agents worldwide are available to support railway operators.
 
Commissioning - Service technicians are available to visit site and help to support customers with their new or refurbished installations.
 
Local Manufacture - Local manufacture of complete locomotives, power and transmission equipment and components to HEC designs inclusive of advice and initial project management by Hunslet personnel at site.

Wabtec locomotive train car services Air Conditioning Repairs

Air Conditioning Repairs

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.

Wabtec locomotive services Air Dryer Reconditioning Overhaul

Air Dryer Reconditioning / Overhaul

The Component Business Unit undertakes the overhaul of Graham-White 975 and Graham-White 994 Air Dryer series twin tower air dryers and Wabtec “Vaporid” Train-Line Air Dryers.  Air dryers are dismantled and all parts cleaned and tested in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. The desiccant is replaced with new, along with all seals, Gaskets, O-rings and the recommended mandatory change parts.
 
Prior to despatch all air dryers undergo a thorough testing, including 1,000 volt AC HIPOT insulation test, circuit board testing (including memory function), pressure switch testing, air flow performance test and air humidity testing.
 
The overhauled air dryer is securely packed and protected and prepared for shipment to the customer.

Wabtec Bespoke Composite Moulding Manufacture Support

Bespoke Composite Moulding Manufacture

Brecknell Willis Composites manufactures high quality composite mouldings ranging from hand held Arc Shields to Train Cabs & 23 Meter Radomes.
 
Resin Systems:

  • Polyester: A general purpose system that can meet Fire specifications from CLASS 3 to 1.
  • Synolite 5001-T-1: For Electrical protection used for many Arc Barriers and Arc shields.
  • Phenolic: Exceptional fire, smoke and toxicity performance.
  • Vinylester: Extremely stable, perfect for tooling and moulds.

 
Reinforcements:

  • Chopped strand Glass Fibre mat
  • Woven Glass & Carbon Fibre Fabrics
  • Foam Core reinforcement

Wabtec Repairs Services Bogie / Casting Overhaul

Bogie / Casting Overhaul

Wabtec Rail undertakes the overhaul, refurbishment and conversion of all types of locomotive, passenger rolling stock and freight wagon bogies. We are able to offer our customers a fully comprehensive service with the overhaul of the wheelsets, brake equipment, suspension systems and dampers undertaken in-house at our Works. We are able to undertake the repair of damaged and fractured bogie frames. Our Workshops are fully equipped for carrying out shot blasting, non-destructive testing and repainting of bogies.
 
We provide all accepts a refurbishment service, and currently overhaul, Diesel multiple units, Electric multiple units, passenger and freight Bogies.  The dirty Bogies are collected from the customers premise and on receipt at our state of the art workshops, the bogies are cleaned and then components are removed for overhaul. The Bogie frames are then shot blasted and undergo examinations, including magnetic particle inspection of key and known and defect areas. The equipment that has been removed is  overhauled on our line side production cells, the specialised components, including wheelsets and braking equipment are overhauled in specific production silo. Once the component overhaul is complete the bogie frames are painted are then reassembled  with the overhauled equipment. Prior to output the Bogie suspension is adjusted, so as when they returned they can fit straight under a train. The bogies are then returned to the customer and are ready to undertake passenger service. We also offer a 48 hour turn around service which reduces the need for addition float requirements to support turnaround times. We have the skills base to offer any heavy engineering solutions including non destructive testing . We have a large and highly trained workforce and invest in apprenticeship training programmes to ensure that our skill bases is maintained.

Wabtec locomotive Train Repairs Services Bogie

Bogies

  • Design
  • New Build
  • Overhaul
  • Upgrade
  • Modifications

Wabtec locomotive Services Brake Actuator Repair Overhaul

Brake Actuator 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.

Wabtec Freight Locomotive Brake Actuator Repair Overhaul

Brake Distributor 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.

Wabtec Service Locomotive Burn Repair

Burn Repair

Wabtec Global Services offers full locomotive shop services, mobile maintenance, emissions certification, mobile wheel truing and integrated component support.

  • Complete locomotive overhauls and FRA-required scheduled inspection
  • Engine and truck overhauls
  • Emissions testing and reduction packages
  • Mobile maintenance and wheel truing
  • Electrical cabinet upgrade and rebuild
  • Design and fabrication

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Calendering

Premium rubber coated fabrics and sheet stock available cured or uncured. Custom compounding, configurations in a range of elastomers and fabrics (some U/L listed). Excellent for use in molded applications as well as gasket and die cutting material

Wabtec Locomotive Component Repair Remanufacturing

Component Repair and Remanufacturing

Let Wabtec Global Services (WGS) be your center for repairs on many locomotive components as well as remanufacturing of the same. With breadth of offerings that include complete truck and engine rebuilds/upgrades all the way to something as simple as rebuilding your air brake valves, WGS has the service to suit your needs.
 
Our Boise, Idaho location has experience rebuilding and repairing over 1,500 locomotive engines for OEM builders and railroads around the globe. The engines can be rebuilt to OEM standards or upgraded to meet the rigors of the EPA’s emission requirements.
 
This same facility has capabilities to rebuild all pumps and major components essential to the operation of your locomotive prime mover. These components can be rebuilt as part of an engine rebuild/repair or can be rebuilt individually by our highly skilled technicians.
 
Along with experience rebuilding engines, the Boise location has similar experience rebuilding/building trucks to customer/OEM specifications. With an AAR-certified facility, our valued rail customers can rest assured their locomotive trucks are being built to the highest quality standards for longer term life.
 
With access to the broad array of Wabtec sister companies, WGS has the ability to rebuild heat exchangers, rotating electric (including traction motors and fan motors), brakes and brake valves, High Voltage electrical components, air compressors, etc. Wabtec can become your “one stop shop” for your locomotive component needs!

Wabtec Composite Finishing Paint Assembly Servicing

Composite Finishing and Assembly Service

Brecknell Willis Composites boasts an expansive finishing workshop. 
 
Finishing

  • In-house spray paint & bake facilities
  • "Self-coloured", Gelcoat finish mouldings

Assembly
For more complex components, some assembly is required. This may involve drilling holes, adding threaded inserts or bonding other reinforcement onto the composite material.
 

Wabtec Repairs Composite Refurbishment Service

Composite Refurbishment Service

Due to the adaptable nature of composite materials, many components can be repaired after being damaged or worn out. Brecknell Willis Composites offers regular refurbishment and modification services to extend the lifespan of their customer's GRP products.
 
Refurbishment services:

  • Product modification
  • Insert replacement
  • Cosmetic repairs
  • Structural Composite repairs

Wabtec locomotive Compressor Overhaul Repair servicing

Compressor Overhaul

Wabtec Rail offer a comprehensive overhaul and repair service for locomotive compressors from various classes of locomotives including Class 66, Class 67 & Class 70.
 
Wabtec Rail set up a modern state-of-the-art compressor overhaul and test facility at our Doncaster site in 2012 with parts supply and support from Wabtec Global Services USA and Triangle Engineered Products (part of the Wabtec Corporation) who between them are by far the largest Locomotive Compressor repair and overhaul business in North America.
 
 Our standard overhaul of Gardner Denver WLN compressors (as fitted to Class 66 and Class 67 locomotives) includes fitting new High Pressure and Low Pressure cylinder assemblies with improved cam type pistons and improved design piston rings and connecting rods, new crankshaft and bearings, a new flexible hose water conversion kit and manifold, new inlet and outlet valves and 100% of all bearings, seals, gaskets and fasteners. The compressor is then functionally tested and run-in in the fully automatic test house for over 4½ hours at speeds up to 1050rpm.

Wabtec locomotive train maintenance certification support

Crane Max Capacity

Wabtec Global Services offers full locomotive shop services, mobile maintenance, emissions certification, mobile wheel truing and integrated component support.

  • Complete locomotive overhauls and FRA-required scheduled inspections
  • Engine and truck overhauls
  • Emissions testing and reduction packages
  • Mobile maintenance and wheel truing
  • Electrical cabinet upgrade and rebuild
  • Design and fabrication

Wabtec Vehical locmotive Door System Repairs & Overhaul

Door System Repairs & Overhaul

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.

Wabtec Locomotive Train Maintenance service mobile support

Drop Table

Wabtec Global Services offers full locomotive shop services, mobile maintenance, emissions certification, mobile wheel truing and integrated component support.

  • Complete locomotive overhauls and FRA-required scheduled inspections
  • Engine and truck overhauls
  • Emissions testing and reduction packages
  • Mobile maintenance and wheel truing
  • Electrical cabinet upgrade and rebuild
  • Design and fabrication

Wabtec Service Support Education Books Training Materials

Education - Books and Training Materials

Wabtec offers a wide variety of material geared toward educating rail personnel on the operation and maintenance of rail air brake equipment. Obtain a training catalog at wabtec.com/events for a complete listing of publications.

Wabtec Education Support Service Locomotive Air Brake Training

Education - Locomotive Air Brake Training

Wabtec offers comprehensive training seminars and material geared toward educating rail personnel on the operation and maintenance of rail equipment

 
Annual training classes are held at our facility in the spring and fall. Separate courses cover Locomotive and Freight Car Air Brakes. The classes are 3 1/2 days long and provide more in-depth training for people wanting a better understanding or are wanting more knowledge of train brake equipment.  Each class in Wilmerding starts at 8:30 am and runs until 3:45 pm Tuesday through Thursday.  Friday’s class will start at 8:30am but will end in the morning to allow for travel. Personal protective equipment needed for the class is safety approved footwear.
 
Freight Air Brake Training Class:  The freight car air brake training is designed around the Single Car Test Procedure per AAR S-486. We start at basic brakes defining the reason for brakes and testing. From there we cover history of air brakes and the various components that make up a typical freight car. This includes single capacity and empty/load equipment. Once the student understands the makeup of the brake system, we cover train brakes and terminal brake testing. Thursday is spent on Single Car Testing. We define the proper test procedure and the end of the day will be spent on the written exam. Friday is spent with the automated test devices and the test procedures. We will take time to try various applications and simulations with the 150 car air brake rack . Thursday we will take time for a tour of our facility. Note, we cannot provide the final item for air test certification per FRA 232 requirements in our facility in Wilmerding. We do not have a railcar for the student to do the practical test. For those that need to be certified alternate arrangements can be made for on-site training.
 
Locomotive Air Brake Training Class: This class is designed for a locomotive mechanic/machinist but it is adaptable to anyone working on locomotive brake equipment. We cover basic locomotive brakes, the history of air brakes and key in on the 26 type brake equipment. In this class you will learn how to read an air brake diagrams, what the various components do and how they work together. By understanding the components the student is better equipped to troubleshoot the 26L or 30ACDW brake equipment. Classes have gone through a transformation to include the operation of electronic brakes with freight pneumatic operation. With more electronic equipped locomotives, Friday mornings are devoted specifically to EPIC and Fastbrake equipment operation.
 
Locomotive EPIC/Fastbrake Class: These classes are set up ONLY in response to specific customer request. The class will be tailored to the customer needs in a generic class covering EPIC 3102 or II or Fastbrake or all types of Locomotive brake equipment. It is recommended the students attend the locomotive air brake class as a prerequisite. In this class we cover basics of locomotive brakes and how the electronic brakes have evolved. The various components that make up each of these systems and how to test, calibrate, maintain and troubleshoot of each of the systems.
 
All 2017 Training Class Dates:
Freight Training:  March 7–10,  April 4–7, September 19–22, October 17-20
Locomotive Training:  March 21–24, May 2–5, October 3–6, November 7–10
 
Freight & Locomotive Brake Training Publications

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