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Engineering and Testing Services

Since January 1984, L.B. Foster Transit Products has designed and tested direct fixation fasteners, composite contact rails, concrete ties, and other transit system products.

L.B. Foster Transit Products was developed specifically for the needs of the transit and railroad industries. We serve transit agencies, system designers, transit system contractors and suppliers of products used in all transit systems. 

Engineering Services

L.B. Foster Transit Product's engineering and product development capabilities may be summarized as follows:

  • Product design and development

  • Product evaluation and testing

  • Comprehensive mechanical testing laboratory

  • In-house 3D modeling and finite element analysis capability

  • Ongoing applied research on track components and new materials in track applications

  • Capability of custom designing a product from concept to functional product based on customer needs

Located in Suwanee, GA, the main facility consists of 3,000 square feet of controlled test area. All equipment used for testing is calibrated by standards traceable to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and operated by trained personnel. 

Testing Capabilities

  • Static and cyclical loading up to 50,000 lbs. 

  • Thermal testing as low as -35°C and temperatures exceeding 125°C 

  • Hi-Pot testing up to 60kV 

  • Resistance measurement capabilities ranging from 1 microohm up to 200 million ohms. 

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We are L.B. Foster

We enjoy a market-leading reputation for high quality, high performance solutions in rail and infrastructure.

  • Harness the strength of our global network
  • L.B. Foster spans North America, South America, Europe, and Asia
  • Seamless global operations and efficient delivery of our products and services

When you choose to partner with L.B. Foster, you're not just selecting a vendor; you're aligning with a trusted global leader renowned for its commitment to excellence and superior performance.

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Global Rail Solutions

Our end-to-end critical engineering solutions fulfil an essential role in maintaining the safe and reliable operation of rail networks around the world.

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Innovative Infrastructure

We are experts at designing, manufacturing and deploying advanced technologies that positively impact the built environment.