Rail Welding

With more than 25 million welds completed for Class I railroads over a 60 year history, Progress Rail has quality rail welding and top performance covered – and we continue to develop welding programs and equipment today, for customers around the world. As one of the largest contract service welders in North America, we have 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.

Our fixed plant and mobile welding units feature a robust design and modern control systems for unmatched productivity. With the most advanced process controls available – from computerized systems to touch-screen interfaces and detailed self-diagnostics – our welders are designed to be user friendly. The units can also be equipped with modems, allowing our technicians to troubleshoot and complete software updates without the need for a field visit.

Supplementing our welding units is our fleet of continuously welded rail trains, rail unloading and specialized welding support equipment. We also offer a full range of mobile and stationary plant options, including containerized welding systems for stationary welding, and mobile welders mounted to rough terrain excavators, for extended-reach welding on or off track. In addition, a full range of AC-powered weld heads are available for welding pre-installation rails or performing your track distressing projects.

Working with our international affiliate EO Paton, we have developed a narrow head welder for our mobile units, which can be used with our extended boom trucks when welding turnouts in tight spaces. Our 250-ton AC mobile welders have external pullers for closure welds, expanding our mobile offering of 180-ton fully integrated heads, extended boom units and excavator mounted welders. 

 

Rail Welding

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