PO Box 4125
Associated Rail Products, LLC was developed as a vehicle to supply various steel products associated with maintenance and track construction. All of the products are forged, rolled and manufactured in the USA. We provide quality products with a timely delivery service at competitive prices. Associated Rail Products, LLC is affiliated with ABC Tie Tech International, LLC which provides treated wood tie sales and treatment consulting services for treated wood ties and timbers.
Various steel products associated with maintenance and track construction.
STANDING INVENTORY: A large inventory is maintained so stock items can be shipped in 2 to 4 days ARO.
SHIPPING: Products can be shipped with local Ground Carriers, LTL and full truckloads, loading flatbed or van trucks.
TECHNICAL INFORMATION: Our Technical info link has information regarding the technical aspects of the various product’s in regards to product development, testing and guideline standards.
Work – Safe Track Hand Cart (Patent Pending)
The Work-Safe Track Hand Cart features a Disassembly Wheel System (Patent Pending) that allows one person to safely handle the cart to the work site. Total cart weight is 89lbs., Push Bar – 5 lbs., Cart Deck – 48lbs., Wheels & Axles (9 lbs. ea.) – 36 lbs. It has a Dual Safety Break/Park System & a safety flange that helps keep material from vibrating off the deck. It is constructed with US produced and manufactured 12-gauge steel tubing & flat stock. Deck is 36 in. X 48 in., wheels are 5” forged aluminum with bearings (Wheel Insulator Optional) and deck surface is perforated steel with a capacity of 2,000 lbs. Carts are available in standard gage or as specified.
Heavy Duty Joint Bars for 132#/136#/141# RE Rail and 112#/115#/119# RE Rail
Heavy duty joint bars are made with US microalloy steel that enhances durability and reduces the brittleness. Stock bars are 24 in. or 36 in. long with milled holes or can be ordered in blanks. Alternate lengths, hole size, and hole spacing patterns can be made to customer specifications. Round or oval holes are milled by removing micro millimeter slivers of steel shavings that absorb the heat. This process reduces the effect of heat stressing the bars which is prevalent when heating and punching holes. Milling practically eliminates the stress fracture defect associated with hot punching holes in steel*.
*According to FRA Class I revenue track surveys in 2012 to 2013, 100% of the bolt hole cracking was observed to be a manufacturing anomaly, presumed to be nick defects from punching the hole in the bar. See Engineered Studies On Joint Bar Integrity, Part 1: Field Surveys And Observed Failure Modes.
Bridge Timber Steel Strap
The Bridge Timber Steel Strap system presents a safety feature by reducing the possibility of a bridge tie fire spreading along the continuous timber guard rails. Steel straps have holes designed to hold the bridge ties in place and/or maintain timber tie spacing. Strap is typically 5/8 in. thick X 3 in. wide X 20 ft. long. Specified lengths are available upon request. Holes 13/16 in. diameter are spaced 4 in. apart in the strap sections. Hole sizes can be adjusted per customer specifications. Straps can be used in switch timber locations, rail lubricant areas and all areas where the tie spacing is a critical requirement.
Rolled Rail Joint Bars
Rolled Rail Joint bars are offered for 60# and 85# ASCE rail. Bars are made with US roll formed steel which meets A-36 standards. Holes are punched oval unless otherwise specified. Hole and spacing patterns can be made to meet customer specifications.
115# to 136# X 24 In. Forged Compromise Joint Bar (Centerline)
Compromise bars are made with US forged microalloy steel which provides more strength and less brittleness while being competitively priced. Holes are milled by removing micro millimeter slivers of steel shavings that absorb the heat. This process reduces the effect of heat stressing the bars which is prevalent when heating and punching holes. Milling practically eliminates the stress fracture defect associated with hot punching holes in steel. Compromise bars can be milled with any diameter hole and spacing that is customer specified, eliminating the need for field rail cutting and drilling when end rail hole patterns are different from the compromise bar.
A.S.C.E. Compression Full Toe Splices Bar
Full Toe Splice bars are made with US produced steel which meets A-36 standards. The 20 in. long bars fit 40#, 60#, 80#, and 85# rail. Holes are punched oval unless otherwise specified. Length of toe, bar length and hole patterns can be made to customer specifications.
Splice Bars are made with US produced A-36 material. Bar length is 16 in. long for 12#, 16#, 20#, 25#, 30# bars and 20 in. long for 40#, 60#, 80# & 85# bars. Holes are punched and bars are manufactured to provide a snug fit. Other length and hole patterns are available per customer specifications.
Works well towing all track carts, push trucks and other rail mounted equipment. One piece 3 in. X 3 in. steel construction with ½ in. thick walls. The tow bars have an enhanced strength because there are NO welds. Available in 3ft., 6ft. and other specified lengths. Two hitch pins are included.
Freight Car Cushioned Wheel Stop
This Freight Car Wheel Stop is cushioned to absorb the force and spread the impact force into the ties and ballast upon contact. It is made of solid steel pieces welded together and comes with 2 1-1/2 in. bolts, 2 nuts and 2 lock-washers which allow easy clamping to the rail with NO drilling required. It fits 85# thru 141# rail and weighs 180 lbs.
Rail Gage Pull
This tool is a safe way for one man to pull the rail back into gage after a mishap or during maintenance inspection. Rail cars and locomotives can also safely move over the tool (at restricted speed) while it is in place during the repair operation. The tool weighs approximately 76 lbs.
Flangeway Guarding Block
Specify rail size for an easy installation, for use with asphalt, concrete, gravel, and dirt temporary crossings. Each unit includes hookbolt, nut, washer and set screw. Recommended four to five guard blocks per 20 ft. rail section. Angle and flat bar steel supplied upon request. Unit volume price breaks provided.
Adjustable Forged Single & Double Clamp & Holders #201 202#
These clamp & holders are forged from US produced material that meets A-36 standards. They have a high resistance to lateral movement. The parts are forged and not cast, which eliminates the risk of porosity and cracking. The bottom piece (holder) is welded in place. The bolts are able to be inserted and removed after welding. The top piece (clamp) is then bolted in place. This style of application eliminates the need for making holes in the mounting plate and allows for rail change while keeping the clamp and holder pieces. Clamps are adjustable in the field for rail alignment. Detailed print is available for the clamp & holder.
All Rail Clips are machined from US produced A-36 material. Many different size clips are made for different rail sizes, but all have similar attributes. Clips are produced for different applications with oval and round holes for bolting and flat bottoms clips for welding. Many of these standard types are in stock and readily available. Specials and custom designs can be produced to customer specifications.