INTERNATIONAL: Following two years of testing and research, LB Foster Co has signed an agreement to sell Tracksure’s range of rail fastenings in North America.
The UK firm’s patented fasteners are designed to prevents nuts loosening through vibration and settlement. Once the nut has been tightened to the accepted standards, a second nut on a left-handed thread is tightened against it to prevent movement, and a locking cover applied over both nuts. Tracksure says the system is widely used in Europe and simple to install.
‘Tracksure is an excellent fit with the LB Foster product offering and we are already installing Tracksure products in diamond crossings with several North American Class I railroads’, said Greg Lippard, Vice-President Rail Products & Sales at LB Foster.