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ENGINEERING & PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Progress Rail’s Signal Division engineers design CTC systems, interlockings and grade crossing warning systems, program vital processor applications, upgrade rail yards, perform preliminary engineering for commuter rail systems and provide field service and training.  We are also a resource for turnkey project management, taking a project from material procurement through engineering design and field installation.

Progress Rail Services is currently working with several railroads on PTC upgrades to signal systems and PTC data radio message mapping.  Whatever your PTC needs, whatever the size, our engineers are here to assist you.
 

SOFTWARE ENGINEERING

Progress Rail’s Signal Division has extensive experience in programming GETS, Ansaldo (US&S), and Invensys (SafeTran) products. Our facilities are able to design software utilizing all versions of VALC, ACE, ALP, GEN, MLK, or DT compilers.

Our testing facilities are equipped with a variety of solid-state microprocessor devices which include EL1A, EC2 through EC5, VHLC, ElectroLogIXS, XP4, GCP4000, and Microlok II. We are able to provide software testing for any size location, including end-to-end testing of multiple plants. This is accomplished by rack testing or utilizing simulators such as Vital-Sim.

Utilizing GETS' or Ansaldo's PTC compilers, Progress Rail can design complete PTC application software.

CROSSING & WAYSIDE STRUCTURES

Progress Rail’s Signal Division manufactures structures for automatic grade crossing warning systems, wayside signaling systems and any other unique system you might need. We also provide a variety of products and services for grade crossing and CTC applications. Our wire shop excels in the manufacture of top quality custom Local Control Panels and Cutover Test Panels designed to site specific locations. We also offer the latest in crossing recorders and monitoring, as well as Onsite – central management software to remotely monitor crossings. Whatever the size or the need, Progress Rail’s Signal Division can build it for you.


WIRING SHOP & LOCAL CONTROL PANELS

Progress Rail’s wiring shop facilities have the capacity to wire any size shelter as designed by our engineering staff or others. We also have the ability to design and build custom local control panels to meet your every need. Our shops are ISO-9001 certified and serve Transit, Class 1, Regional, Short Line, and Switching & Terminal Railroads. The wiring and testing includes point to point checks, ground checks and operational tests supported by documentation as required by the customer. Past projects range from small wired cases for a crossing projects to forty (40) plus instrument houses ranging from 6’ x 6’ to 10’ x 14’ in size for both crossings and wayside signal systems. Our Louisville, KY facility is setup to accommodate all sizes and quantities of shelters and would appreciate the opportunity to take your most complicated designs and deliver you a wired and tested case or complete shelter. Our Omaha, NE and Hudson, WI facilities can design, build, and test custom local control panels, ranging from rack mount to large wall mount enclosures.


INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE

Progress Rail Services is a leader in the Rail Crossing, Signal Installation and Maintenance business. The Signal Division can provide field management and construction services for large, ongoing projects. We provide a turnkey approach, from survey through design and installation. We design, build and install on average 100 turnkey signal packages per year. We also offer contract services to maintain, test and supply material for highway railroad intersections. Progress Rail has continuing contracts with over 80 railroads and industries. We perform signal maintenance and inspection at approximately 1,000 crossings across the nation.


TRAIN INSPECTION SYSTEMS

Progress Rail Services’ Train Inspection Systems keep trains moving safely with a wide range of track-mounted equipment to aid in defect detection, diagnostics and train monitoring.  Our systems are designed to monitor bearing temperatures, wheel temperatures (both hot and cold detection), inspect for dragging equipment and for high/wide/shifted loads.

Micro Hot Bearing Detector

The Micro Hot Bearing Detector (MicroHBD) inspects passing trains for bearing defects in order to prevent derailments and costly infrastructure damage

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FUES EPOS

Fortunately, the FUES EPOS from Progress Rail offers precision wayside-based detection of hot bearings (including inboard bearings), hot wheels, and dragging brakes.

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Micro Talker

Working in tandem with defect detection equipment, the Micro Talker monitors one or two tracks and reports real-time data to help reduce and eliminate derailments and increase overall safety.

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Advanced Concept Scanner II

The Advanced Concept Scanner (ACS) incorporates the field-service proven capabilities of the ISO-CLAMP rail-mounted scanner with technological and design improvements for optimum accuracy, life-long reliability and minimal maintenance.

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Micro ScanIR

The versatile MicroScanIR was designed for simplicity and accuracy, with a range of improvements in scanning technology. Its compact configuration fits into a 10-inch tie space, and meets AREMA standards for rail-mounted hardware

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Dragging Equipment Detector (tie-mounted)

Protect your rolling stock, cargo, concrete ties and track structures from dragging equipment under a moving train with dragging detection technology from Progress Rail Services.

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In-Tie Dragging Equipment Detector

Protect your rolling stock, cargo, concrete ties and track structures from dragging equipment under a moving train with dragging detection technology from Progress Rail Services.

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ASSET PROTECTION

Let Progress Rail Services help protect your infrastructure investment using our range of asset protection solutions:  from protecting the ties and track from damage caused by dragging equipment, to protecting high-values assets like bridges and tunnels using our high/wide load detections, Progress Rail can design an asset protection solution to meet your needs.  These systems can be delivered as standalone systems or integrated into existing CTC systems.

Micro Talker

Working in tandem with defect detection equipment, the Micro Talker monitors one or two tracks and reports real-time data to help reduce and eliminate derailments and increase overall safety.

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Dragging Equipment Detector (tie-mounted)

Protect your rolling stock, cargo, concrete ties and track structures from dragging equipment under a moving train with dragging detection technology from Progress Rail.

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In-Tie Dragging Equipment Detector

Protect your rolling stock, cargo, concrete ties and track structures from dragging equipment under a moving train with dragging detection technology from Progress Rail Services.

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High Wide Load Detector

Progress Rail Services designs and manufactures complete High/Wide Load detector systems. These systems utilize Infrared sensors to detect train clearance issues and can alert the train crew and operations centers before a train damages valuable assets like bridges and tunnels. This detector system can interface with Progress Rail's Hot Bearing Detector and Micro Talker equipment.

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REMOTE MONITORING & DIAGNOSTICS

Progress Rail’s Signal Division is a leading provider of equipment and services to remotely monitor highway crossings and other wayside systems.  Our latest recorder/monitor, the Event Analyzer can be used as a standalone recorder or integrated with other devices such as gate tip sensors, and Light Out Detectors to provide Crossing Performance Monitoring capability.  Using the power and flexibility of OnSite, railroads can remote monitor their equipment in the field and be alerted when maintenance is required.

cRTU

Not only does it integrate seamlessly with On-Site for instant, 24-hour crossing monitoring, Event Analyzer is also engineered with future expansions in mind.

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Event Analyzer

Not only does it integrate seamlessly with On-Site for instant, 24-hour crossing monitoring, Event Analyzer is also engineered with future expansions in mind.

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Hawk Event Recorder

The Progress Rail Advanced Wayside Knowledge System (HAWK) is a versatile and powerful event recorder that provides cost effective diagnostic and troubleshooting tools for applications ranging from the simplest flasher crossing to complex interlocking.

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OnSite

OnSite is designed to work with the Event Analyzer, HAWK event recorder, digital cRTU, and remote devices monitoring the status of railroad equipment in the field.

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Inspection and Information Systems – German

Inspection and Information Systems – German

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Locations

  • Independence, MO
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Louisville, KY
  • Omaha, NE
  • Hudson, WI
  • Pittsburg, PA
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Florence, Italy
  • Bad Durkheim, Germany

Our company is built on strong communications and we want you to be able to get in touch directly with the person you want to. Below you will find helpful sales contacts:

North America Sales

Tom Tougas
Office: 816-503-3784
Cell: 816-516-9653

Jamie Barnes
Office: 502-368-6562
Cell: 502-592-2315

   

Brian Merriken
Cell: 443-493-1052

Darrell McGuire
Cell: 904-437-8538

   

Garry Caudill
Office: (502) 368-6562
Cell: (502) 553-3982

Nick Reyes
Office: 816-350-4437
Cell: 913-633-2848

   

Matt Hearst
Office: (816) 350-4451
Cell: (816) 517-1476

   

International Sales

Asia – Dick Frostman
Office: 859-815-1065
Cell 859-468-8961

Middle East/Africa – Alex Zaydel
Office:  334-387-9215
Cell: 616-560-7957

Australia/New Zealand – Tom Tougas

Europe – Enrico Vignozzi
Office: +39 055 3850031-2002
Cell: +39 346 5055864

Mexico – Nick Reyes

Latin America/South America/Caribbean – Luiz Melo
Office: 55 11 4070 5288
Cell: 55 11 97019 0338