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Special Trackwork Direct Fixation Fasteners

L.B. Foster Transit Products has been providing both bonded and non-bonded elastomer direct fixation fasteners for special trackwork applications since the mid-1970's.

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L.B. Foster's fasteners have been supplied to install special track products to either direct fixation surfaces or ties. Our bonded special trackwork system has adjustment features that significantly ease the installation process and save the installers significant time and money.

Domestic customers include AMTRAK, MARTA in Atlanta, Washington Metro in Washington, DC, Baltimore's MTA, BART and MUNI in San Francisco, Los Angeles' MTA. International customers include Tren Urbano in Puerto Rico, TRTC in Taiwan and Valencia in Venezuela.

If you have an unusual special track installation, we appreciate the opportunity to work with you.

Product Benefits

  • Ease of installation and maintenance 

  • Corrosion resistance 

  • Electrical stray current resistance 

  • Noise and vibration dampening 

  • Various longitudinal rail restraints between a high of 4,000 to 5,000 pounds to a low of 0 pounds restraint 

  • Various vertical and lateral stiffness spring rates to meet light and heavy vehicle wheel load and noise/vibration requirements 

  • Rigid or resilient rail clips to attach the rail to the fastener body 

  • Direct installation capability to concrete surface, wood ties or steel structures using appropriate bolting systems 

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    • crossing train tracks showing rail and fasteners.
    • close-up of a train track showing fasteners and rail.
    • suspended train tracks shown with oncoming train.
    • crossing railroad track in a warehouse.

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