Railroad Friction Products Corporation manufactures COBRA high-friction and low-friction composition brake shoes, specialty shoes and disc brake linings for freight, locomotive and transit vehicles.

Featured Product - COBRA® TreadGuard® Brake Shoes

COBRA TG brake shoes were developed by Railroad Friction Products Corporation to address the problem of wheel removals due to shelling, spalling, and high impacts.Take the Customer Satisfaction Survey

TreadGuard is a value-added brake shoe with a cast iron insert that provides the following benefits for a wide range of freight car and locomotive applications:

  • continuously removes minor tread damage
  • minimizes removal of wheels for repair
  • prolongs life cycle of wheels
  • reduces downtime reduces wheel set inventory
  • reduces wheel changeouts