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 specialized 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 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 programs to ensure that our skill bases are maintained.