Wheel Shop Services

R&W Machine’s Wheel Shop offers a variety of AAR M-1003 certified wheel and axle services for locomotive, passenger, transit, freight and specialty applications.

Services at our Chicago-area facility include:

  • Axle manufacturing for all classes of service worldwide
  • Complete wheel, hub/plate and tire manufacturing
  • Precision wheel boring and mounting services
  • Wheel turning, truing and profiling services
  • Wheel sets for rail systems worldwide
  • Passenger and transit wheel sets
  • Aftermarket maintenance
  • Locomotive wheel sets
  • U-Tube MSU maintenance services
  • New, reconditioned and rebuilt wheel sets
  • Non-destructive testing and inspection
  • Axle conversion and downsizing
  • Journal box conversions
  • Journal bearing mounting
  • AAR-Certified Quality
    Guaranteed quality at the foundation of your railway rolling stock.
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  • Complete Railway Axle Manufacturing
    CNC precision machining and grinding of axles for all classes of service, including locomotive, passenger, transit, freight and specialty applications.
  • Global Wheel Set Capabilities
    Axles and wheel sets for rail systems worldwide, including standard gage, narrow gage and wide gage for rail systems around the globe.
  • Mounting Press
    Computerized controls and data recorder for accurate assembly of axles and wheels.
  • CNC Wheel Borer
    Precision boring of wheels to 60" diameter.
  • Axle Requalifying and Reconditioning
    Burnishing axle motor support bearing seats.
  • Vertical Assembly of MSU Housing
    Roller-bearing motor suspension units for locomotives.
  • Demount Press
    Capacity to handle large-diameter Amtrak disc brakes or locomotive roller-bearing U-Tube MSU.

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Wheel Boring