Railway workshop


Shopmen overhauling a locomotive on the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad, 1942.
German V160 locomotive in the Ausbesserungswerk Bremen, 1984

Railway workshops are railway facilities in which rolling stock is repaired. While often colocated with engine sheds to perform routine tasks as well as major repairs, in some countries separated concepts exist with railway workshops being specialized in major repairs and general inspections.

In German-speaking countries, the generic names Werkstatt, or specifically in Austria Hauptwerkstatt, are commonly used, except for Germany, where railway workshops maintained by Deutsche Bahn are called Ausbesserungswerk or simply Werk.

List of railway workshops

See also