Environmental Products


L.B. Foster enviromental products, including track mats and applicator bar trays, are designed to help prevent contamination of rail ballast, rail yards, and sensitive environmental areas.

L.B Foster track mats address the problems of soil and ballast contamination. Utilizing the latest geocomposite technology, all L.B. Foster track mats provide a simple and cost-effective solution for maintaining a clean, safe site that also delivers maximum lubrication or friction management.

Placed over the ties, track mats are easily and quickly cut to match any gage face or top-of-rail applicator configuration for a custom fit. All L.B. Foster track mats have excellent durability and are highly resistant to ultraviolet deterioration, solvents, puncture, excessive temperatures, moisture and high volume traffic.

L.B. Foster offers two styles of track mats:

CATCH-ALL track mats function as a “high-tech carpet” by covering the lubrication/friction management site ground surface. Excess lubricant that would have otherwise penetrated the soil or ballast is easily removed from the CATCH-ALL surface while in place, or can be disposed of by removing and replacing the CATCH-ALL unit entirely.

GTPLUS track mats contain an absorbent layer capable of retaining large amounts of bulk and dissolved hydrocarbons.

L.B. Foster also offers MATMATE BARTENDER applicator bar trays which protect rail lines by trapping excess greases at the application site. The light weight, eco-friendly trays can extend the life of a track mat because there is less spillage around the distribution bars. It also provides an added layer of protection again ballast and environment contamination.

Track Mats