Wabtec Freight Car Products Stainless Steel Badge Plates

AAR S-374 Type Stainless Steel Badge Plates

Cardwell Westinghouse can laser etch customer brake rigging schematics from supplied .DXF type files onto AAR S-734 type stainless steel badge plates.

  • Cardwell’s laser etching machine draws the carbon in the metal plate to the surface leaving a dark brown black etched impression and does not use paint, which can wear away over time
  • Ability to easily clean dirt and grit from the stainless steel plate

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 Aftermarket Cars Vehicles Support Parts Service

Aftermarket Support

Wabtec Passenger Transit Aftermarket services help ease your burdens by providing OEM certified replacement parts, long-term parts contracts, and trained technicians to assist with your maintenance concerns, along with life-cycle planning and upgrades to improve reliability.
Wabtec Transit Service Centers offer OEM-backed service on all equipment product lines from Wabtec business units for commuter cars, metro cars, light rail vehicles (LRVs), EMU/DMUs and people movers.  The range covers:

  • Brake control equipment (electronics, pneumatics and hydraulics)
  • Foundation brake equipment (tread brakes and disc brakes)
  • Compressors
  • Couplers (mechanical and electrical)
  • Current collectors
  • Rail door operators and controls (pneumatic and electric/electronic)
  • HVAC equipment
  • Heaters
  • Blowers
  • Electric/electronic controls


Wabtec locomotive train car services 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 Repairs Services ASME Code Certified Welders

ASME Code Certified Welders

ASME Code Certified Welders
Whether manufacturing new or replacement coolers, repairs and reconditioning, Unifin uses only ASME Code Certified welders. This includes both ferrous and non-ferrous materials as applies to:

  • MIG Welding
  • TIG Welding
  • Stick Welding
  • Brazing

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.


  • 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 Design Manufacture Repair Overhaul Freight Bogies


Design, Manufacture & Accreditation of Track Friendly Freight Bogies

  • Repair & Overhaul of Freight Bogies
  • Freight Bogie Suspension Review & Enhancement
  • Repair & Overhaul of Passenger Bogies

Wabtec locomotive Train Repairs Services Bogie


  • 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 Transit Car Repair Serving Buffer Overhaul

Buffer Overhaul

We undertake the overhaul of all types of buffer, including all Oleo hydraulic self-contained and capsule units and UIC and BR rubber sprung units. All units are overhauled by our own fully trained and certified staff to our own high standards.

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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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 Freight Train Servicing Chock Reconditioning

Chock Reconditioning

  • Wabtec reconditions chocks by thoroughly cleaning, inspecting, and equipping them with new straps
  • Wabtec replaces worn parts are replaced with new before upgrading the devices with our latest patent-pending, proprietary enhancements, assuring the best reconditioned chocks available
  • Steel bodies are sand-blasted then powder-coated, creating a clean durable finish that is corrosion resistant.

Cleaning and Diagnostic Service

Corrosion and the hindrance of heat transfer caused by fouling in heat exchangers are the main reasons for an increase in energy, operating and maintenance costs of a generator. That’s why coolers must be inspected, cleaned and tested on a regular basis. Our standard cleaning and diagnostic service includes a hydrostatic test of the coolers in the received condition (to identify any leaks), a general steam cleaning, replacement gaskets when applicable, and a written initial and final test report.  Regardless of initial test results, the water/headers are removed for evaluation. At that point Unifin issues a set of recommendations and work scope.

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Communication Services

Xorail’s System Integration & Communications Group delivers seamless integration across cutting-edge voice & data communications systems, signaling systems, grade crossings, and train control & dispatch systems. Our signaling background enables us to do more for you, from conceptual design and communications architecture, to detailed plans, procurement, project management, testing, integration, commissioning, and full documentation.

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. 

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

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.

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Construction Services

Our experienced construction teams can provide installation of your highway crossing or wayside signal project with on-site support personnel for in-service testing of equipment. Our inspectors and technicians can complete all required documentation for each unit, component, and system placed in service

Cooling Solutions

Unifin....your Cooling Solution provider!
Our team of knowledable and skilled sales, Engineering, Design and manufacturing teams can devise your custom cooling needs. 
By evaluating thermal requirements and physical layout contraints, Unifin can develop a concise and efficient cooling system utilizing state of the art thermal and CAD programs.

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 servicing overhaul dampers suspension control valve

Damper Overhaul

Our team of technicians undertake the overhaul of hydraulic dampers, air suspension systems and air suspension control valves manufactured by all of the leading suppliers including Boge, Koni and Woodhead.

Wabtec road rail equipment Design and Manufacture Servicing

Design and Manufacture

LH Access Technology designs and builds a wide range of road/rail equipment that meets the stringent quality and safety criteria set for the world’s rail networks.  LH Access Technology is the only UK based approved Road/Rail Unimog supplier, offering experienced personnel qualified to work on safety critical components.

Wabtec Vehicle Transit Car Door Overhaul Repair Servicing

Door Overhaul

Wabtec Rail, through the incorporation of Vapor Stone, has an internationally renown reputation for the supply of rail vehicle and bus door systems. Working in conjunction with Wabtec Corporation’s Vapor Rail and Transit Divisions our door systems can be found on inter-city, underground and metro rail vehicles throughout the UK, North America, Asia and the Far East.
Using the most advanced technology and drawing upon an exceptional range of skills and experience, we offer a total service covering operating mechanisms, controls and door panels and including design, manufacture, installation, maintenance and upgrades. 
Our approach is as flexible as it is thorough. We can provide everything from individual parts to complete systems using either pneumatic or electric actuators that can be combined with electro-mechanical or programmable electronic controls. Where needed, bridge plates and moving steps can be integrated with the door systems for ease of access.
Our manufacturing capability provides a complete range of options - pneumatic systems, compact electric belt drive systems and independent linear electric drive systems, each with advanced features. 
In addition, we have developed an innovative solution to the wear and misalignment problems to which roller and tube systems have always been prone. Eliminating the wear and door panel binding caused by misalignment, our Linear Bearing Guide System has proved itself a great success and is now being applied to an increasing number of vehicles.
We can supply parts for Peters Door Systems and Deans Door Systems as well as those for our own systems. Our repair and maintenance packages focus at all times on quality and safety and are tailored to meet our clients’ individual needs.
With a range of advanced technologies at our disposal, we can quickly and cost-effectively bring existing door systems up to the very highest current operating standards.
More and more of our clients are taking advantage of our off-site services, which cover both repairs and maintenance and refurbishment/upgrades. 
Working from your own site anywhere in the country, our off-site teams deliver a service that incorporates the most stringent quality control procedures.

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.