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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.
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