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Wabtec Positive Train Control products Car Retarder Products

Car Retarder Products

G&B Specialties supplies the operating bars used in car retarders, which holds the railcars in position for loading and unloading.

G & B Specialties Front Rods and Components

Front Rods and Components

G & B Specialties’ swivel front rods are designed for high strength and severe service with its forged swivel connections on either end and may be used to advantage with both hand and power-operated switches. This type of front rod is more ruggedly constructed than those of the rigid type where flexibility must be provided to permit application to switch points; which do not stay in alignment. The swivel front rod provides the rigidity in the vertical plane desired for support of the switch point, without the use of pins; which will wear, and without the development of stresses caused by imperfect alignment of switch points with respect to each other or with respect to the switch movement. A swivel front rod is comprised of a front bar and two swivel point lugs. The front bar is turned up at each end for attachment to the point lugs by tee bolts. The point lugs are curved to fit the tee bolt head serving as a vertical pivot pin, and the engaging faces of the front bar ends are...

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g&b specialties Positive Train Control switch machines plates

Gage Extension/Saddle Plates and Tie Straps

G&B Specialties supplies machine mounting plates for a numerous amount of switch machines and also supplies gage extension plates, which connect at the end of the gage plates to the machine mounting plates. G&B also supplies tie straps; which are used to ensure the ties maintain their proper distances away from each other.

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Hardware and Insulation

G&B Specialties supplies all different types of hardware used for assembling the layouts to the switch points. This includes point bolts, lag screws, mounting studs, lock washers, nuts, cotter pins, etc. G&B also supplies different variations of fiberglass insulation used in the far point detection rods and gage plates.

g&b specialties Positive Train Control Rod Components

Helper Rod Layout Components

G&B Specialties supplies the components for helper rod layouts typically used for high-speed turnouts. Since these turnouts have longer points, the helper rod layout assists in moving the points by using a "push-pull" system.

Wabtec g&b specialties Hinged Derail

Hinged Derail

A derail is a device that will derail any railroad rolling stock, including mainline locomotives. Employees working on or around the track with nearby rolling stock, must be protected by a derail. As the flange of the train wheel comes in contact with the derail, it lifts the wheel and deflects it away from the rail head, and thus, the wheels are halted by becoming imbedded in the track ballast.
 

Wabtec Positive Train Control g&b specialties Products Jct Terminal Boxes

Junction / Terminal Boxes

G&B Specialties supplies fabricated or cast junction boxes for connecting all the wires to the switch machines and to the bungalows. Also supplied is all the conduit, conduit connectors, and terminals required for your specific job.

Wabtec Positive Train Control PTC Lock Rod Connecting

Lock Rod Connecting Rods and Lugs

G&B Specialties supplies the rod that connects to the front rod at the end of the points to the internal locking rod of the switch machine. G&B also supplies all the hardware and lugs that needs to connect one point to the other.

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Miscellaneous

G&B Specialties supplies a numerous amount miscellaneous parts such as latch rods, lever lock rods, letter and number plates, climbing steps, proximity switch mounting brackets, bridge knife contacts, and non shunting barricades.

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Model 825 Electric Switch Lock

G&B Specialties’  825 is a low style electric switch lock for levers located between the rails at the middle of hand-operated crossovers (where clearance is limited to a minimum of 7in (17.8 cm)). This device employs a foot-operated latch with padlock, a magnet assembly, armature contacts, cam-operated controls, plunger rod, and a mechanical status indicator (Locked, Padlocked, or Unlocked). Three cam- operated contacts are provided on the 825 for line control. The unit also indicates the position of the magnet armature.
 

Wabtec Positive Train Control PTC Electric Switch Lock

Model 854 Electric Switch Lock

The Model 854 Electric Switch Lock is used to securely lock the hand-throw lever of a hand-operated switch machine or ground-throw switch stand in the normal position. It provides a means of interlocking a manually operated switch with the signal circuits so that the switch may not be operated unless traffic conditions permit, or unless the normally sealed emergency release is operated. This switch lock may be applied to either a right or left hand layout. The Model 854 Switch Lock has a durable cast-construction. The relay is designed to operate at 100 ohms on 8 to 12V dc. If AC operation is required, a transformer and rectifier are required in separate housing.

Wabtec Positive Train Control G&B Specialties Switch Circuit Controller

Model 856 Switch Circuit Controller

G&B Specialties’ Model 856 switch circuit controller provides reliable positive electrical detection of the position of rail switch points. Model 856 controllers can also detect the position of derails, bridge locks and slide detectors. Additionally, they are capable of controlling relay circuits or shunting track circuits. The Model 856 switch circuit controller is available in a four-way configuration for two-position, three-position and polarized applications. A two-position controller may be used without change of parts for polarized application by proper cam and circuit adjustments. A two-position controller may also be used as a three-position controller for two circuits by using two cam spaces for each three-position circuit and the proper cam adjustments. A three-position controller for four circuits is obtained by substituting combined three-position cams, in place of a two-position cam and the substitution of the camshaft. The terminals, contacts,...

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Wabtec Positive Train Control PTC Electric Switch Lock

Model 953 Electric Switch Lock

The Model 953 Electric Switch Lock prevents unauthorized and unwarranted operation of switch stands, hand throw switch machines, derails, and other devices. This is done by using a plunger that is lowered into a hole in a lock rod, preventing motion of the attached devices. The unit may be electrically interlocked with the signaling system or remotely locked by the dispatcher, preventing switch operation unless traffic conditions allow safe operation.

Wabtec Positive Train Control PTC Switch Circuit Controller

Model 956 Switch Circuit Controller

The Model 956 Circuit Controller meets the rigorous demands of the rail industry – high sensitivity, reliability, and rugged strength to withstand great mechanical stress under a wide range of environmental conditions. The Model 956 consists of four sets of front-back contacts housed in a cast-aluminum cover. A mechanical linkage to the controller actuates the contacts. Thus, the controller may be used to integrate the positions of various devices with suitable control circuits. Commonly used with switches to detect switch positions, Model 956 controllers can also detect the positions of the derails, bridge locks, slide detectors, etc. They can shunt track circuits as well as control relay circuits.

Wabtec Positive Train Control PTC products Rail Skate

One Piece Rail Skate

G&B Specialties’ One Piece Rail Skate is a heavy-duty device used to stop railcars moving at normal switching speeds. These skates are made for severe service, especially in classification yards, where long and very heavy trains are being formed. The skate is placed in front of the moving railcar. The sharp, tapered tail of the skate lets the wheel mount and slide with the skate. A hardened high back prevents the wheel from jumping over. The ensuing friction brings the railcar to a gradual stop. Standard color is aluminum; however, fluorescent orange and safety yellow is available for increased night visibility.

Wabtec positive train control Operating Rods Switch Adjusters

Operating Rods and Switch Point Adjusters

G&B Specialties supplies operating rods, aka "throw rod", which connects to the throw bar inside the switch machine and to the switch point adjuster, which is attached to the #1 track. The switch point adjuster is used for adjusting how far the switch machine will throw the points. G&B can custom forge any operating rod to any length and any offset in our forge shop.

Wabtec Positive Train Control PTC Packaged Switch Machine

Packaged Switch Machine Layouts

Switch machine layouts consist of a variety of forged rods, machined castings, junction boxes, and hardware conveniently packaged together. They are the connecting mechanism between an electric switch machine and the two rails at a turnout location. Switch circuit controller is an electromechanical device that physically detects the position of a rail and is interfaced with the signaling circuit to permit or prevent a train from crossing a particular turnout location.

wabtec wilmerding Positive Train Control PTC Products Rods and Lugs

Point Detector Connecting Rods and Lugs

G&B Specialties supplies the rod that connects to the point lug, which extends past the points, to the internal point detector bar of the switch machine.

Wabtec Positive Train Control PTC products Portable Derail

Portable Derail

A derail is a device that will derail any railroad rolling stock, including mainline locomotives. Employees working on or around the track with nearby rolling stock, must be protected by a derail. As the flange of the train wheel comes in contact with the derail, it lifts the wheel and deflects it away from the rail head, and thus, the wheels are halted by becoming imbedded in the track ballast.
 

wabtec transit Positive Train Control PTC products R-1100 Railgear

R-1100 Railgear

G & B Specialties Model R-1100 railgear is designed for vehicles with GVWR”s 33,000lbs and larger. The R-1100 front railgear utilizes the vehicle’s front suspension and the vehicle’s frame to lift the front wheels off the track. Attaching to the vehicle’s front suspension and frame makes this design more advantageous for the proper support of the vehicle. The dual scissor rear railgear attaches to the truck’s frame behind the spring hangers. The scissor action of the rear railgear makes it possible for the rear railgear to be moved along both the X and Y plane. This design makes for a more speedy operation of getting the vehicle on track and off track. With G & B New R-1100 Railgear, there are no limits imposed. If the vehicle can support the load, so can the railgear. G & B Specialties R-1100 Railgear has two hydraulic cylinders on both the front and rear units, providing power to spare under full vehicle capacity. On rail, the vehicle’s front wheels are raised approximately 2” above the...

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