- Special Trackwork (PDF document)
The Trackwork Division of Progress Rail Services is a leading manufacture of new special trackwork in North America. We have four production facilities located in DeCoursey, Kentucky; Sherman, Texas; Alorton, Illinois and Winnipeg, Manitoba. Our manufacturing plants are state of the art with CNC machining centers that produce the highest quality specialty trackwork products available in the industry. We design and manufacture trackwork components for the railroad, transit and industrial markets. Whether a complete turnout panel or a replacement part, Progress Rail can provide all your trackwork needs. Progress Rail is both ISO 9001-2000 registered and AAR M1003 certified.
Flash Butt Welded Frog
Progress Rail Services has the ability to flash butt weld rail to manganese steel castings which has some benefits to include...
The Progress Rail Services lift frog is one of the most innovative turnout frogs designed in the last 100 years. The frog is designed to be used in low volume sidings.
Taper Heel Frog
The taper heel frog is becoming the most popular arrangement on Railbound Manganese Frogs (RBM's) for several reasons.
Partial Flange Bearing Frog
Class I railroads are looking at flange bearing technology to be in the future for special trackwork applications. PRS was asked to develop a partial flange bearing No. 9 solid manganese self guarded (SMSG) frog similar in concept to what is being done on the OWLS crossings.
Moveable Point Frog
Movable point frog design is designed using standard tee rail sections. These frogs are used in heavy tonnage track, high speed rail or where reduction in noise and vibration is important.
The railroad at grade crossing diamond requires some of the highest maintenance and is often an area where train speeds are reduced due to the dynamics generated when trains cross them.
Clamptite Adjustable Brace
It is well known that certain railroad track assemblies, switches and stock rails, must be braced so as to prevent rotational movement as rail cars pass through.
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