Rail & Wagons


Supply and manufacture of rollingstock components such as, but not limited to:

  • Wear plates
  • Gussets
  • Brake pins
  • Centre sills
  • Rod couplers
  • Safety loops
  • Channels

The maintenance, repair and rebuilding of rolling stock brake components are critical to safe and efficient train operation and to ensure compliance with Australian safety standards and regulations.

The Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) has established guidelines for the maintenance of rolling stock brake systems, including air and manual brakes. These guidelines outline the requirements for inspecting, testing and maintaining brake components, as well as the procedures for repairing or replacing them as needed.

Central Maintenance and Welding adhere to these guidelines, as external contractors to Aurizon. We specialise in the maintenance, repair, and rebuilding of rolling stock brake components, both air and manual.

With experience and trained staff qualified to perform the required tasks, our clients may rest assured of quality work. This includes having appropriate certifications and licenses.

Brake Components

At Central Maintenance and Welding, we understand the importance of maintaining, repairing or rebuilding small component hardware for the braking systems of Aurizon’s rolling stock. That’s why we offer a comprehensive range of services aimed at ensuring the continued reliability and safety of your braking system. Our skilled technicians are experienced in machining and manufacturing replacement parts, as well as welding and repairing existing components.

We have state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, including lathes and mills, which allow us to provide precision engineering services to ensure the proper fit and function of replacement parts. Additionally, we work closely with suppliers to source high-quality materials, and we maintain an inventory of replacement parts to ensure timely repairs and minimize downtime.

Our end-to-end service provision includes project management, consultation, design, structural engineering, fabrication, and installation to provide you with a seamless experience. Trust Central Maintenance and Welding to ensure the continued reliability and safety of your rolling stock braking system.

Air Reservoirs

Air reservoirs are an essential component of Aurizon’s rolling stock braking systems, responsible for storing compressed air used to activate the brake system. To ensure the continued safe and reliable operation of rolling stock, air reservoirs must be properly maintained, repaired and refurbished as necessary. 

Our skilled technicians are experienced in hydrostatic testing to verify the integrity of the vessel, verifying it can safely withstand the operating pressures, ensuring that your air reservoirs are maintained at optimal condition, free from wear, damage or corrosion. We use advanced equipment and technology to ensure precision and accuracy in all our work, and we maintain strict compliance with all safety and regulatory standards.

As a preferred supplier to Aurizon, we have the necessary permissions to undertake recertification of air reservoirs and reissue serial numbers as necessary to refurbished tanks.

Coal Wagon Doors

We are adept at the repair and manufacture of a variety of Coal Wagon doors The most notable one being the “106 tonne” coal wagon door which is a critical component of coal trains used in the mining industry.

Due to the heavy loads carried by these wagons, the door must be strong and durable enough to withstand constant use and heavy impacts. That’s why the door needs to be specifically designed and fabricated for its intended purpose using high-strength aluminium.

The unique properties of aluminium make it an ideal material for the job, providing exceptional strength and durability while remaining lightweight. At Central Maintenance and Welding, we have developed a patented aluminium door fabrication system that delivers superior performance and reliability in even the most challenging conditions.

Trust Central Maintenance and Welding to provide you with high-quality, purpose-built fabrications compliant to the CAT B Welding Code.

Lifting Components

At Central Maintenance and Welding, we offer a range of rollingstock lifting components specifically designed to facilitate onsite repairs and upgrades, including those related to the 32VLH Bulk Wagon.

Our lifting components are built to the highest standards, using advanced materials and technologies that ensure maximum safety, reliability, and efficiency. We understand the unique demands of the rail industry and have the expertise and experience to provide customized solutions that meet your specific requirements.

Our team of skilled technicians is always on hand to provide expert guidance and support, ensuring that you get the right components.

Our elevating equipment includes:

  • Lifting jacks
  • Wagon rotators
  • Wheelset lift
  • Bogie rollover jigs
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