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Whether you’re restoring a beloved heritage steam locomotive to it’s former glory, maintaining a yellow machine, or need a brake fault investigated by a trusted team, we have a service for you.

Overhaul Brake

A single problematic brake valve, or a complete locomotive set? We overhaul brake equipment for almost all rolling stock.

Each item is carefully stripped and cleaned. Parts are checked for wear, and consumables replaced, before being reassembled and thoroughly tested.

With a 12 month warranty, unrivalled access to Westinghouse and Davies & Metcalfe spares & consumables, and procedures founded on OEM and WOSS documentation, our experienced technicians can be trusted with your brake system.

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Mainline Locomotives
Heritage Traction
Yellow Machines
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Independent Fault

Dragging brake? Wheel flats? Poor brake performance?

We perform complete independent brake investigations, for train operators and major component suppliers, and provide a detailed illustrated report with our conclusions and recommendations.

The identified fault can then be rectified by our expert team or your chosen supplier.

Air Brake Design
& Consultancy

Getting your locomotive ready for mainline operation may involve having an air brake system retrofitted.

With our specialist knowledge, we’ll provide the advice, guidance and support you need - saving you both time and money.

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Need Something

Our engineers are experienced in working on all types of brake systems. If you have something specific in mind or wonder if we could help on your next project, we’d be happy to hear from you.

"A very professional and knowledgeable service. Much of the quality of the work is due to Keith's [Nicholson] experience and work ethic being applied to his staff, which in turn breeds the same”

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Survey Monkey

To benefit from our overhauling, design, consultancy, or fault investigation service, please use our quick contact form.