Progress Rail has been designing wayside and highway crossing systems for railroads since 1992.

With 100-plus engineers and designers, we create MicroStation and AutoCAD circuit plans, cutover aspect charts and scaled track profiles, perform braking analysis, and create vital and non-vital application software. Our expertise includes Microlok, VHLC, and ElectroLogIXS, CAB signaling, HXP, XP4, and GCP4000. We also provide bungalow testing services and field technical and commissioning support. All of our signal facilities are ISO 9001 certified.

Our signal engineers design CTC systems, interlockings, and grade crossing warning systems, program vital processor applications, upgrade rail yards, perform preliminary engineering for numerous freight and transit customers, 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.


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North American: 888-701-3479  |  Europe:  +39 055 3850031-2002  |  Southeast Asia: +61 8 94565666  |  South America/Carribean: +55 11 4070 5288 

Progress Rail, a Caterpillar company, has acquired ECM S.p.A., an international provider of signal solutions and technologies devoted to the safety, control and enhancement of railway infrastructure. ECM, headquartered in Pistoia, Italy, has served the infrastructure industry as a leading provider of signal technologies for more than 50 years. As a result of the acquisition, ECM will join Progress Rail’s existing signal division. The group will continue both signal production and engineering in Pistoia.

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ECM Safety Systems for Rail Traffic

The safety systems for rail traffic produced by ECM are designed with ease of use and maintenance in mind, they are systems designed to be easily managed by our customers and built around our products.


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ECM Products

50 years of tradition represent our continuous search for innovative, modular and high quality technological solutions. Today, our range allows us to fully support the system solutions offered to our customers.


Signaling Devices


Advanced Concept Scanner II Advanced Concept Scanner II

Advanced Concept Scanner II

Maximum Detection With Proven Reliability 

Progress Rail’s 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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In-Tie Dragging Equipment Detector

Protect Your Rolling Stock, Ties, and Track Structures 

The In-Tie Dragging Equipment Detector improves ballast and track conditions at DED locations by eliminating the need for gauge plates, repositioning of ties, and allowing for efficient ballasting and tamping operations around the detector. 



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MIRA Level Crossing Detection

Monitor Level Crossings to Ensure Safe Operation 

 Thanks to our state-of-the-art technology, trucks, cars and other critical objects both in the danger zone and in the approaching area are recorded and reported. MIRA incorporates proven technology from previous versions, as well as the latest innovations and customer requirements to ensure safe rail transport.

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Dragging Equipment Detectors

Dragging Equipment & Derailment Detection 

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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Micro Hot Bearing Detector Micro Hot Bearing Detector

Micro Hot Bearing Detector

Fewer False Stops Keep the Wheels of Commerce in Motion

Progress Rail’s Micro Hot Bearing Detector (MicroHBD) inspects passing trains for bearing defects in order to prevent derailments and costly infrastructure damage. Analyzing each bearing’s infrared signature, the MicroHBD is able to alert authorities to potential problems before they hamper productivity.

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Obstacles Fall Detecor (OFD) Obstacles Fall Detecor (OFD)

Obstacles Fall Detector

Ensure the Safe Travel of Trains 

Progress Rail’s Obstacles Fall Detector (OFD) is a nonintrusive, stand-alone system that monitors the track to detect objects falling from bridges, viaducts and tunnel entrances allowing the safe passage of trains. The OFD is based on μw ave radar technology and vital electronics, using a horizontal area scan directly above track level.

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Event Analyzer Event Analyzer

Event Analyzer

Intelligent Monitoring For Crossing & Interlockings  

Progress Rail’s Event Analyzer redefines the capabilities of a wayside event recorder. 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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Micro Talker Micro Talker

Micro Talker

Train & Rail Detection Reporting 

Progress Rail’s 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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High Tech For Greater Safety

FUES EPOS (Easy Pull-Out System) Hot Axle Box and Hot Wheel Detector (HBD), bearings, wheels, and brakes can be reliably measured on the track and analyzed. 




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Rugged Scanner Built for Reliability 

Progress Rail’s 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. One person can install it easily.


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Signal Technologies

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North America   

Toll-Free: 888-701-3479

International Sales 

(Europe, Africa, the Middle East, & Broad Asia Pacific)
Michael Osterkamp
O: +49 621 12297 019
M: +49 173 3145 892
Enrico Vignozzi
O: +39 055 3850031-2002
C: +39 346 5055864

South America

Luiz Melo
South American Business Development
Office: 55 11 4070 5288 
Cell: 55 11 97019 0338 


Southeastern Asia & Australia

Tim Islip
Southeastern Asia & Australia - Business Development Manager
O: +61 (0)427 382 148


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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.



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



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