Rail freight wagons

W H Davis design and manufacture virtually any type of freight rail wagon. Recent contracts have included bespoke sleeper carriers to cater for on-board travelling gantry cranes; high capacity hoppers for the transport of minerals and well wagons fitted with double bogies for the safe movement of nuclear product.

W H Davis can refurbish existing wagons (and containers) or modify to suit other products and markets - a recent example being the conversion of open box wagons into covered steel coil carriers. This can (typically) lengthen the service life of the asset by up to 20 years.

Once manufactured, converted or refurbished, W H Davis can offer full maintenance and repair support services on a nationwide basis through its subsidiary Davis Wagon Services.

Always looking to the future, a recent innovation is the development of a low deck wagon design for the movement of the latest 'high-cube' containers which can range from 9ft 6in to 10ft 6in in height.


180 tonne GLW double-bogied nuclear flask carrier 101.6 tonne GLW hopper wagon Super Low45 Hopper wagon manufactured for export to Kenya Tank Wagon manufactured for export to Kenya 101.6 tonne aggregate hopper wagon Sleeper carrier wagon 101.6 tonne heavy-duty open box wagon Workshop wagon Super Low45 101.6 tonne GLW Hopper Wagon retro-fitted with automatic roof doors for biomass

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Wagon conversion

Wagon conversion

W H Davis offer complete repair and refurbishment at their Langwith junction works with full shotblasting and painting facility from general repairs to full conversions…

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