We’ve been working on the railroad…for over 30 years
From bolster railway castings to bogie frames, investment casting is the economical solution for producing complex railroad components. Precision Castings of Tennessee can redesign or reverse engineer wheel castings, draw gears, railway fittings, wear plates, and brake beams for improved strength and reduced production costs.
We specialize in recreating locomotive casting spare parts ranging from 0.5 to 100kg. The investment casting process generally eliminates complex machining and fabrication process requirements associated with railway components, resulting in stronger, more cost-effective replacement locomotive castings that can be assembled right out of the box.
We design our locomotive castings to meet all Association of American Railroads (AAR) manufacturing standards. Everything from freight car wheels ranging from 28” to 36” (50T to 125T), railway link parts, railroad carriage carbons, train linkers, flanged parts, and bridge couplers can benefit from a conversion to the investment casting process.
With unlimited alloy selection and flexible design capabilities, we can reengineer bogie side frames and railway vehicle bolsters for compatibility with various axle loads and track gauges. We can produce three-piece and self-steering side-frames and bolsters in 1000mm (meter gauge), 1,435mm (standard gauge), 1,676mm (Indian gauge), and everything in between.
Contact our locomotive castings division for more information on railway components. You can also visit our stainless steel, carbon steel, and aluminum castings pages to learn how we can create railway investment castings that meet the form, fit, and function of your process requirements.