Progress Rail - A Caterpillar Company

Comprehensive Rolling Stock & Infrastructure Solutions

Railroads transport goods and people millions of miles every day. At Progress Rail, we believe in going the distance with them. Our mission is to deliver superior value in a cost-effective manner. Our team works hard to create lifelong customer relationships, supplying comprehensive rolling stock and infrastructure solutions for the global rail industry and setting the standard for excellence. We care about fostering the sustainable movement of goods and people for generations to come, and we know our customers care, too. Our strategic footprint ensures responsive, quality customer support all day, every day.

We are of the largest integrated diversified providers of rolling stock and infrastructure solutions and technologies for the global rail industry. The company provides advanced EMD® locomotives, engines, and technologies, railcars, trackwork, fasteners, signaling, rail welding and Kershaw® Maintenance-of-Way equipment, along with dedicated locomotive and freight car repair services, aftermarket parts support and recycling operations. Progress Rail’s deep industry expertise ensures a commitment to quality through innovative solutions. 

Products

EMD® 24B Repower-T4

Features The EMD® 24B is an EMD® GP-style locomotive powered by a Cat® 3512C HD engine and Kato alternator. Designed with flexibility in mind, this unit allows customers to choose options without extensive engineering. The EMD® …

EMD® 30C Repower

Features EPA Tier 2 Emissions Basic Optional Exhaust Aftertreatment for Tier 3 with Tier 4 NOx 5-15% + fuel savings vs. comparable originally equipped locomotives Durable Cat® 3516 engine for years of reliable service 184-day …

EMD® 20B Repower

The EMD® 20B is an EMD® GP style locomotive powered with a Cat® 3512C HD Engine and Kato Alternator. It was designed with flexibility in mind, allowing customers to choose options without extensive Engineering. It …

EMD® 710ECO Repower

Whether rebuilding existing equipment or upgrading to a modern control system and a new engine, we can extend the useful life of your fleet. Features Low emissions Fuel savings up to 25% Lube oil savings over …

EMD® F125 Passenger Locomotive

For more than 90 years, we have designed and manufactured locomotives unmatched in value and innovation. In fact, we have delivered 65,000 EMD-powered locomotives to more than 75 countries around the globe. While these are impressive, …

EMD SD70ACe-BB

Power, Performance & Innovation The driving factors that have made Progress Rail’s EMD® brand the premier provider of diesel-electric locomotive technology for nearly 100 years. We continue this proud history by producing freight, passenger and road-switching locomotives for use in the U.S. and …

EMD SD70ACe Freight Locomotive

Power, Performance & Innovation The driving factors that have made Progress Rail’s EMD® brand the premier provider of diesel-electric locomotive technology for nearly 100 years. We continue this proud history by producing freight, passenger and road-switching locomotives for use in the U.S. and …

EMD SD70ACe-T4 Freight Locomotive

Power, Performance & Innovation The driving factors that have made Progress Rail's EMD® brand the premier provider of diesel-electric locomotive technology for nearly 100 years. We continue this proud history by producing freight, passenger and road-switching locomotives for use in the U.S. and …

EMD SD80ACe Freight Locomotive

Power, Performance & Innovation The driving factors that have made Progress Rail's EMD® brand the premier provider of diesel-electric locomotive technology for nearly 100 years. We continue this proud history by producing freight, passenger and road-switching locomotives for use in the U.S. and …

Kershaw® RH446 Rail Heater

Progress Rail’s Maintenance-of-Way (MOW) division was born out of the movement toward mechanization in the railroad industry and introduced the first Kershaw® Ballast Regulator in 1945. Today, Progress Rail supplies Kershaw® MOW equipment, providing machines to …

Kershaw® Model 60 Sand Remover

Progress Rail’s Maintenance-of-Way (MOW) division was born out of the movement toward mechanization in the railroad industry and introduced the first Kershaw® Ballast Regulator in 1945. Today, Progress Rail supplies Kershaw® MOW equipment, providing machines to …

Kershaw® Ballast Regulator Model 60 Snow Fighter

Progress Rail’s Maintenance-of-Way (MOW) division was born out of the movement toward mechanization in the railroad industry and introduced the first Kershaw® Ballast Regulator in 1945. Today, Progress Rail supplies Kershaw® MOW equipment, providing machines to …

Kershaw® Model 66 Ballast Regulator

Progress Rail’s Maintenance-of-Way (MOW) division was born out of the movement toward mechanization in the railroad industry and introduced the first Kershaw® Ballast Regulator in 1945. Today, Progress Rail supplies Kershaw® MOW equipment, providing machines to …

Kershaw® 4600 Ballast Regulator

Progress Rail supplies Kershaw® Maintenance-of-Way (MOW) equipment, ranging from our industry leading Kershaw® Ballast Regulator to Tie Cranes, Scarifiers, Tie Replacers, Shoulder Ballast Cleaners, Sand and Snow Removal Machines and Hi-Rail Equipment. Progress Rail’s Maintenance-of-Way (MOW) …

Battery Condition Monitoring

Remote Battery Condition Monitoring is a breakthrough in the management of remote battery-based power systems. Based on 10 years of field experience, with over 300,000 batteries in over 75,000 sites, this system offers the combined …

OSCAR - Predictive Condition Monitoring System

OSCAR is the latest predictive condition monitoring system from Progress Rail. It provides an automated maintenance reporting tool to predict problems with rolling stock and any other critical asset components. OSCAR acts as a repository …

Argus - Predictive Condition Monitoring System

Argus collects and compiles data from various types of wayside vehicle performance monitoring devices, to create a composite view of railway vehicle performance. This view can be selectively modified by the user to create custom …

OnSite - Solution for Centralized Railroad Field Monitoring

OnSite is designed to work with the Event Analyzer, HAWK event recorder, digital cRTU, and remote devices monitoring the status of railroad equipment in the field. Using any one of several communications options, this status …

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 …

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 …

MicroScanIR

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 …

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 …

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 …

FUES EPOS

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. Thermal radiation is measured in the …

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 …

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. Constructed of rugged steel, Progress Rail’s paddle dragging …

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. The scanner’s simple, …

Fixed Plant Welding

With more than 25 million welds completed for Class I railroads over 60-year history, Progress Rail has quality rail welding and top performance covered – and we continue to develop welding programs and equipment today, …

Narrow Head Welder

With more than 25 million welds completed for Class I railroads over 60-year history, Progress Rail has quality rail welding and top performance covered – and we continue to develop welding programs and equipment today, …

Mobile Welding Trucks

With more than 25 million welds completed for Class I railroads over 60-year history, Progress Rail has quality rail welding and top performance covered – and we continue to develop welding programs and equipment today, …

ME Series Fastening System

Rail or tie installation projects are easier and more cost-effective with our ME63 Fastening System. It features components that are fully captive to the tie allowing installation speeds of up to one-quarter-mile per hour. Every …

SL Series Fasteners

Progress Rail sets the new industry standard with a versatile family of high-performance rail fastener clips. Our SL Fasteners are each designed for easy installation, built tough and rigorously tested to deliver unparalleled long-term results. The …

MACRO

Proven successful in demanding military settings, MACRO Armor is the strongest material of its kind on the market. It is available for both protection and repair applications. Installation in the field is safe, fast and …

Loadmaster & LMTT (Loadmaster Timber Tie)

The Loadmaster direct fixation track fastener was specifically designed to provide commuter and freight rail systems with a greater range of options for shared use and higher axle load environments. Now Loadmaster Timber Tie expands …

Gagelok® Fastener

Gagelok® screws are a unique range of fasteners for securing rails and plates to wooden ties. The self-drilling Gagelok can be used to replace track spikes and screw spikes and the specialized design prolongs tie …

Fastenor Anchor

Progress Rail’s Unit Anchors are the product of years of laboratory and ­ field research and testing. Real world application in all kinds of environments has driven our rail anchor design and made it the …

ERT Rail Fasteners

Progress Rail’s End Restraint for Special Trackwork (ERT fastener) is an innovative new solution that combines high performance with low acquisition cost, fast installation and reducedmaintenance costs. Developed exclusively by Progress Rail, the ERT fastener provides …

E-Clip Rail Fasteners

Manufactured in the USA with an innovative low-stress process, Progress Rail’s E-Clips offer improved fatigue limits for long life and reduced maintenance costs. Track installation is fast and efficient. Our E-Clips deliver superior performance on …

Ballast Mat

A High-Performance Solution The ballasted track on transit and commuter lines can be sensitive to ground and structure borne vibration. Ballast mat reduces degradation, protects bridge decks and reduces transfer of structure borne vibration. A study …

Vertical Derail

When in the open position the derail is straight rail and the switch point does not come into contact with the wheels. Reduced maintenance and component replacement through eliminating traditional vertical interface between the wheel …

Taper Heel Frog

The taper heel frog is becoming the most popular arrangement on Railbound Manganese Frogs (RBM’s) for several reasons. Features and Benefits: The design greatly reduces wheel impacts typical of the AREMA design casting/rail interface. The heel …

Partial Flange Bearing Frog No.9

Class I railroads consider flange bearing technology to be the future of special trackwork applications. Progress Rail was asked to develop a partial flange bearing No. 9 solid manganese self guard-ed (SMSG) frog similar in …

Movable Point Frog

Progress Rail’s Movable Point frog design incorporates standard tee rail sections. These frogs are used in heavy tonnage track, high-speed rail or where the reduction in noise and vibration is important. These frogs can easily …

Lift Frog

Progress Rail has designed an innovative turnout Lift Frog to be used in low-volume sidings. Ideal heavy haul applications include a set-out track or little-used siding, such as seasonal grain elevator usage. Transit applications include …

Full Flange Bearing Diamond

Eliminates wheel contact at the flange way intersection of the diamond. Significantly reduces impact that leads to accelerated maintenance and eventual replacement of the castings and subcomponents. Flange bearing material designed to be replaced several …

Flash Butt Welded Frog

Progress Rail has the ability to flash butt weld rail to manganese steel castings which has some benefits to include — • No mechanical joints • No rail with holes • No bolts • Common RBM footprint for plating

Clamptite Adjustible Brace

While traditional rail braces can be pulled out during handling, Progress Rail’s Clamptite brace has the holding power to greatly reduce the potential for rail disengagement when loading, moving or tamping. Our Innovative Adjustable Clamptite brace …

Contact

Progress Rail
1600 Progress Drive
P.O. Box 1037, Albertville
Alabama
AL 35950
  • +1 800-476-8769