TRACKWORK

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

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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CLAMPTITE ADJUSTABLE

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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FLASH BUTT WELDED FROG

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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FULL FLANGE BEARING DIAMOND

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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LIFT FROG

MOVABLE 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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MOVABLE POINT FROG

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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TAPER HEEL FROG

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 guarded (SMSG) frog similar to OWLS crossings.

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PARTIAL FLANGE BEARING FROG No.9

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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VERTICAL DERAIL

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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BALLAST MAT

GLOBAL SUPPLIER OF FASTENERS

Progress Rail offers a full line of 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.

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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.

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We are a leading manufacturer of new special trackwork in North America, bringing you high-quality products and services you can count on. Get yours today!

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INFRASTRUCTURE CONTACTS

CLASS 1 RAILROADS

 

Jeff Harris

Director - Sales 
Hoover, AL
Phone: 205-901-9931   

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TRANSIT, SHORT LINE, CONTRACTORS & INDUSTRIAL

 

Ed Saam

West Director - Sales 
Libertyville, IL
Phone: 224-545-0524         

EMAIL

 

Cory Burdick

East Director - Sales 
Albertville, AL 
Phone: 214-681-8825     

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INTERNATIONAL SALES
 

David May

International Sales Director 
Phone: +1-469-934-8284      

EMAIL
 

Adam Todd

Director, International Business Development
Mobile: +44 (0) 7966 337924       

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Luiz Melo

Business Development Manager, Latin America
Phone: +55 (11) 4070-5288
Cell: +55 (11) 97019-0338          

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Rob de Beer

Business Development Manager, Australia 
Mobile: +61 (0) 408 010 983 

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SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT - TRACK INFRASTRUCTURE
 

Patrick Jansen 

Office Phone: 800-332-2457 | 256-505-6588
Cell Phone: 256-520-6249     

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VICE PRESIDENT - INTERNATIONAL TRACK & TRACK SERVICES
 

Chuck Ewing

Office: +1-816-241-2673 ext. # 0312673 
Cell: +1-219-680-9096        

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