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.