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Locomotive components, Transit undercarriages and sub-assemblies

  1. Specific business units possess extensive production experience and product knowledge: Bradken - Atchison/St. Joe (Atchison, KS/St. Joseph, MO USA) has long been considered "The Truck Guys" by the Rail Industry.
  2. We possess manufacturing and design engineering support for the locomotive/transit markets:Providing product improvement and cost saving opportunities, we also utilize continuous improvement programs to lead in the area of: “True to the Customer/ Supplier - Team approach.”
  3. Our size and infrastructure provides responsive engineering teams to support field service.We are knowledgeable and capable to respond to the unique requirements of the Rail & Transit markets.
  4. Beyond the capabilities and experience: Bradken offers service proven proprietary designs in Rail and Transit markets.
  5. From engineered concept to finished product:Our value added machining & assembly capabilities provide “turn-key” supply & domestic content opportunities.

Maching Rail Transit Transit Assembly BottomLeft Image 1 5650 Locomotive Assembly Rail Transit Value Added Painting and Finishing

STeel Castings

Bradken can produce a wide range of steel and stainless steel castings from as small as 50 lbs. to over 55,000 lbs. (25 to over 25,000 kg). We can pour multiple steel grades and heat-treat in a normalized or quenched condition, to achieve greater yields. Bradken steel castings are supplied ready to fabricate and assemble.

Short List of Steel Castings/Undercarriage Assemblied produced for Rail & Transit

Steel Cast and Machined Locomotive Undercarriages  Cast Bogies   Cast Steel Support Components  Cast, Machined and Assembled Undercarriages for Transit
Proprietary Designs:    
 Bi-Level Truck Gallery Truck  201931 Truck Broad Gauge Articulated Truck
9600-GE Truck  Workcar Truck Articulated Truck 5650 Truck - Locomotive


Experienced Staff

Bradken employs a large technical and quality staff capable of handling the most stringent specification and testing methods. We are highly experience with the Locomotive and Transit cast steel undercarriage markets and can supply engineering support, tooling, manufacturing, casting NDT and finish machining.