Trackwork & Fasteners

TRACKWORK & FASTENERS

Progress Rail offers a full line of trackwork, components and fasteners for heavy haul and transit railways, and is a leading manufacturer of specialty trackwork in North America, the United Kingdom and Australia.

With state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities located strategically around the globe, we produce the highest quality trackwork and fasteners, with 100-plus years of experience in the design and manufacture of cast manganese crossings.

Our products range from complete turnout panels to replacement parts, flash butt welded frogs, lift frogs, taper heel frogs, partial flange bearing frogs, moveable point frogs, OWLS crossings and clamptite adjustable braces. Our specialty products include fixed and sliding buffer stops, overhead line structures, stretcher bars and hollow steel sleepers. Additionally, we have a variety of rail, guard rails, asymmetric switch points and solid monoblock, tri-metallic welded rail leg crossings available to satisfy all requirements.

Progress Rail acquired Rail Product Solutions, formerly part of Amsted Rail, in 2016 to capture best-in-class, high-performance fasteners for freight and transit rail customers. Our fastening solutions serve as fundamental components for rail infrastructure, playing a crucial role in enhancing reliability and minimizing track downtime. We support our customers by delivering innovative options, such as the ME Series or MACRO Armor for concrete ties. At the same time, we offer a broad range of traditional products, such as rail anchors, bonded direct fixation fasteners and e-clips.

 

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TRACKWORK

 

Available Components include, but are not limited to the following:

 

CLAMPTITE ADJUSTABLE CLAMPTITE ADJUSTABLE

CLAMPTITE ADJUSTABLE

While traditional rail braces can be pulled out during handling, Progress Rail’s Clamptite brace has the holding power to greatly reduce the potential for rail disengagement when loading, moving or tamping.

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FLASH BUTT WELDED FROG FLASH BUTT WELDED FROG

FLASH BUTT WELDED FROG

Progress Rail has the ability to flash butt weld rail to manganese steel castings which has some benefits to include — No mechanical joints, no rail with holes, no bolts, common RBM footprint for plating

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FULL FLANGE BEARING DIAMOND FULL FLANGE BEARING DIAMOND

FULL FLANGE BEARING DIAMOND

Eliminates wheel contact at the flange way intersection of the diamond. Significantly reduces impact that leads to accelerated maintenance and eventual replacement of the castings and subcomponents. Flange bearing material designed to be replaced several times reducing total cost of ownership

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LIFT FROG LIFT FROG

LIFT FROG

Progress Rail has designed an innovative turnout Lift Frog to be used in low-volume sidings. Ideal heavy haul applications include a set-out track or little-used siding, such as seasonal grain elevator usage. Transit applications include emergency crossovers. The mainline traffic does not detect a frog when traveling through a turnout, and there is virtually no maintenance required. 

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MOVEABLE POINT FROG MOVEABLE POINT FROG

MOVEABLE POINT FROG

Progress Rail’s Movable Point frog design incorporates standard tee rail sections. These frogs are used in heavy tonnage track, high-speed rail or where the reduction in noise and vibration is important. These frogs can easily reach over 1,000 MGT’s with minimal maintenance. The simplicity of our Movable Point Frog’s design makes it the most economical frog of its type built in the United States.

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PARTIAL FLANGE BEARING FROG No.9

Class I railroads consider flange bearing technology to be the future of special trackwork applications. Progress Rail was asked to develop a partial flange bearing No. 9 solid manganese self guard-ed (SMSG) frog similar in concept to OWLS crossings.

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TAPER HEEL FROG

The taper heel frog is becoming the most popular arrangement on Railbound Manganese Frogs (RBM’s) for several reasons. The design greatly reduces wheel impacts typical of the AREMA design casting/rail interface. The heel extension of the RBM is the same for all frog numbers and with a common drilling and machining pattern, the rails are interchangeable between all frogs of the same rail section. 

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VERTICAL DERAIL

When in the open position the derail is straight rail and the switch point does not come into contact with the wheels. • Reduced maintenance and component replacement through eliminating traditional vertical interface between the wheel and switch point. • Designed to replace traditional double switch point derails.

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BALLAST MAT BALLAST MAT

BALLAST MAT

The ballasted track on transit and commuter lines can be sensitive to ground and structure-borne vibration. Ballast mat reduces degradation, protects bridge decks and reduces the transfer of structure-borne vibration.

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FASTENERS

 

Available Components include, but are not limited to the following:

 

ECLIP ECLIP

ECLIP

Manufactured in the USA with an innovative low-stress process, Progress Rail’s E-Clips offer improved fatigue limits for long life and reduced maintenance costs. Track installation is fast and efficient.

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ERT RAIL FASTENER ERT RAIL FASTENER

ERT RAIL FASTENERS

Progress Rail’s End Restraint for Special Trackwork (ERT fastener) is an innovative new solution that combines high performance with low acquisition cost, fast installation and reduced maintenance costs.

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Anchors Anchors

FASTENER ANCHOR

Whether you are a Class I, Short Line Railroad, Industrial Customer or Rail Contractor, these anchors give you an advantage in productivity, safety and cost-savings.

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GageLok GageLok

GAGELOK®

Progress Rail’s Gagelok® screws are a unique range of fasteners for securing rails and plates to wooden ties. The self-drilling Gagelok can be used to replace track spikes and screw spikes and the specialized design prolongs tie life and minimizes tie splitting during insertion.

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Loadmaster & Loadmaster Timber Tie Loadmaster & Loadmaster Timber Tie

LOADMASTER & LMTT

The Loadmaster direct fixation track fastener was specifically designed to provide commuter and freight rail systems with a greater range of options for shared use and higher axle load environments. Now Loadmaster Timber Tie expands the product line with a low-maintenance, long-term solution for wood ties.

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MACRO MACRO

MACRO

Proven successful in demanding military settings, MACRO Armor is the strongest material of its kind on the market. It is available for both protection and repair applications. Installation in the field is safe, fast and efficient.

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SL SERIERS - 2000 CLASSIC - 6030 PREMIUM SL SERIERS - 2000 CLASSIC - 6030 PREMIUM

SL SERIES

Progress Rail sets the new industry standard with a versatile family of high-performance rail fastener clips. Our SL Fasteners are each designed for easy installation, built tough and rigorously tested to deliver unparalleled long-term results

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ME SERIES ME SERIES

ME SERIES

Rail or tie installation projects are easier and more cost-effective with our ME63 Fastening System. It features components that are fully captive to the tie allowing installation speeds of up to one-quarter-mile per hour. Every fastening component is pre-installed at the plant.

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RAIL WELDING

Progress Rail has consistently designed and manufactured reliable rail welding equipment that exceeds performance expectations, helping maintain your rail for years to come – now with international coverage options.

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RAIL SERVICES

Deep expertise in rail services and remanufacturing capabilities enable Progress Rail to provide quality trackwork to your specifications. 

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SIGNALING SIGNALING

SIGNALING

We are a resource for turnkey signaling and communications project management and work with various railroads on all aspects of their signal design requirements.

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