Derwent House Railway Technical Centre

London Road Derby DE24 8UP

Derby DE24 8UP



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RWB is the UK distributor for a wide range of railway wheels of numerous sizes manufactured by MWL in Brasil who have the ability to manufacture both large and small quantities of non-standard types to the most exacting standards at the most competitive prices and to suit the most demanding of time constraints.

Wheels can generally be delivered anywhere in the UK around 20 weeks.


All types of wheel can be manufactured:

  • Plain
  • Drilled for application of brake discs
  • Application of noise reduction rings
  • Wheel centres



RWB is the distributor for numerous types of axles manufactured by SWASAP in South Africa who have the capability to manufacture large and small quantities to the stringent railway standards. Prices vary dependent on type and quantity required.

Axles can generally be delivered anywhere in the UK within 16-20 weeks.


All types of axles can be manufactured:

  • Locomotive applications (including hollow bore)
  • Passenger applications
  • Freight applications
  • London Underground applications (including cold rolling)



RWB is the UK distributor for a large selection of tyres to meet specific customer requirements. The use of tyres is less common as monobloc wheels are usually quicker and less labour intensive to install. However with the continued increase in Heritage restoration the demand continues to thrive.

Tyres can generally be delivered anywhere in the UK within 16-20 weeks.


All types of tyre can be manufactured::

  • Locomotive applications
  • Passenger applications
  • Tramway applications
  • Heritage Railway applications
  • Mining vehicle applications



RWB supply a unique range of traditional vacuum brake components for the Heritage Railway sector of the UK rail industry.

These are normally held in stock at our storage facility near Derby and can be despatched on the same day an order is received and at the most competitive prices.


Many other parts are available, including:

  • New vacuum cylinders
  • Passenger emergency valves
  • Guards brake valves
  • Brake cylinder piston rods
  • and much more...