Wheels, Bogies and Bearings

Wheels and Axles

Gemco Rail is able to provide a complete range of services for freight, locomotive, and passenger wheels and axles.

Whether you are refurbishing, manufacturing, or maintaining rollingstock, our experienced and qualified staff and state-of-the-art workshop facilities, can produce wheelset, bogies and bearing to OEM specifications.

Services Include:

  • Reprofiling / reconditioning
  • Complete overhaul
  • Bull gear reclaiming
  • Bearing replacement / servicing
  • Manufacture down size axles
  • Passenger brake disc reconditioning

Gemco Rail can also manage wayside condition monitoring:

  • Railway bearing acoustic monitoring
  • Detect and rank axles bearing faults
  • Provide condition monitoring reports
  • Advanced warning of potential bearing failure
  • Overall and monthly statistics
  • Component fault identification ie cup, cone, roller


Gemco Rail can comprehensively offer a full range of service for freight, locomotive, and passenger bogies.

Services Include:

  • OEM overhaul
  • Repairs
  • Gauge conversions
  • Side bearer upgrades
  • Modifications
  • Brake cylinder/slack adjuster overhaul
  • Spare parts

Bearing Refurbishment

Gemco Rail’s industry leading bearing shop, utilizes equipment specifically manufactured and designed to cater for the overhaul of railway related bearings.

  • State-of-the-art railway bearing inspection
  • Temperature compensating bore gauges
  • Pressurised workshop (dust-free)
  • Auto bench lateral machine
  • Authorised Timken repairer
  • Authorised Brenco repairer

Our Services:

  • All aspects of bearing maintenance
  • Investigate reports for incident management
  • Refurbishment of package unit bearings for C Class through to locomotive GG
  • All sizes of spherical bearings and re-qualification

All bearings are overhauled by specialty trained bearing inspectors to stringent customer and AAR specifications.