Railroad Products

Rail Boots, Rail Tie Pads & Elastomeric Grout

Northwest Rubber Extruders offers a full line of high quality, high performance railroad products and supplies. Our railroad products are designed for use in construction and maintenance applications for freight, passenger, light rail, and street car lines.

Our rail boots and rail tie pads are extruded from durable elastomeric and thermoplastic materials, and are designed for easy installation. Our elastomeric grout is specially formulated for demanding railroad construction conditions.

Request a quote on the railroad equipment and supplies you need, or contact us for more information.

Rail Boots

Rail Boots ApplicationOur rail boots are made from thermoplastic materials designed to meet the demanding needs of the railroad industry. Specially form-fitted to meet the dimensions and tolerances of most rail profiles.

  • Provides electrical isolation for embedded rail.
  • Reduces excessive noise caused by rail traffic.
  • Reduces vibration that can cause excessive maintenance costs.
  • Reduces damage caused by road traffic and fasteners used to secure the boot to the rail.
  • Designed with retaining clips to ensure a solid bond between the rail boot and surrounding materials.
  • Designed for easy installation to reduce time and cost.

 

Crossing Tie Pads

Crossing Tie PadsPatent US 6422478 B1


Our patented rail tie pads are made from thermoplastic materials designed to meet the demanding needs of the railroad industry. Designed to minimize impact at road crossings and other areas of direct contact between ties and concrete support panels.

  • Increases life on concrete panels reducing replacement costs.
  • Distributes the forces caused by projecting irregularities on the tops of the ties.
  • Compensates for uneven ties.
  • Protects the panel from repeated impact on the ties.
  • Designed to resist movement of the pads from their intended positions between the concrete panels and the ties.

 

Under Tie Pads

Patent US 7278588 B2


Railroad Under Tie PadsOur patented under tie pads are made from specifically formulated elastomeric material to reduce the modulus of a track over a relatively stiff structure to a magnitude approximating the modulus of track over the terrain surrounding the structure.

  • Reduces undesirable amount of vibration.
  • Reduces impacts that can dislodge cargo, damage railroad ties, railcar structures, such as wheels, and degrade railroad track.
  • Reduces installation costs –pads are molded into concrete tie.
  • Reduces ballast breakdown and maintenance costs.

 Elastomeric Grout

LRT Elastomeric Grout

LRT is a two component elastomeric rail grout formulated with fast setting, return to service, Polyurethane.  The product is specifically designed for use in rail applications to fill the space between transportation rail structures and the adjacent concrete.  The LRT provides electrical rail isolation while absorbing sonic and vibration attacks without cracking.

Contact Us for High Quality, High Performance Railroad Products

 “The Flexible People” at Northwest Rubber Extruders the high quality, high performance products you need for your rail construction or maintenance applications. Request a quote on rail boots, rail tie pads, or elastomeric grout today, or  contact us to learn more.