In the 1880’s Davies & Baird began supplying cable pulley wheels and other castings to Melbourne Tramways. The company produced the first cast tramway trackwork around 1940.
Davies & Baird became the leading supplier of cast manganese steel switches, mates and crossings to the light rail and tramway systems in Australia. Our competitive prices and reputation for quality and reliable delivery has opened up markets for these products in Canada, the USA and Asia.
Over the years, with the introduction of computer aided design facilities and the experience and innovativeness of our staff, designs have been created which make the cast points and crossings unbeatably cost effective. Pattern making has been simplified by improved techniques that guarantee dimensional accuracy. The cast components are machined and assembled in our specially equipped plant. The manganese steel that is used can be welded using special welding methods, allowing joining of sections.
Davies Baird track products are manufactured at Quality Castings Victorian division.