Iron Horse Engineering manufactures and supplies construction materials and solutions for concrete fixed railroad sections.  

Known in the industry as "top-down rail construction" our fixtures, templates, shims, and plates allow rail to be set at elevation, line and gauge while rail fixation anchorage is hung in place from the rail prior to supporting concrete.

By supporting the rail from above, contractors are able to make adjustments in gauge and alignment with ease prior to pouring concrete. Ultimately reducing the need for additional shimming and adjustments typically required in “bottom-up” installation.

 


 

Direct Fixation Track Solutions

TOP-DOWN RAIL CONSTRUCTION

Designed to support rails for construction on:

 

Iron Horse Engineering's specialty products help facilitate rail construction with specialty designed tools and materials related to Embedded Track and Direct Fixation Track gauge and alignment, surface vibratory reduction, track anchorage, and proven efficient construction methods.  We supply both permanent track structure materials and construction templates to rail contractors and track maintenance professionals.

  • Bridges                                  

  • Tunnels                                  

  • Urban streets 

  • Maintenance tracks

  • Freight yards

  • Ports

  • IHECO systems translate well to Industrial Facilities

 

Installation Technique:

  • Top-Down Rail Construction DF Track:                    (The IHECO "PIP fast" System)                                           

  • With rail strings on blocks set IHECO Gauge Support Fixtures 10ft apart.                                                           

  • From the line side adjust elevation, super, cant, and gauge                                                                                  

  • The rails are fully supported on the "IronHorses"         

  • From the rails use IHECO Plate clamp assemblies or DF templates to hang the IHECO Anchorage Assembly threaded inserts in exact location.                

  • Form and pour track structure.                                       

  • Release Templates or Plate Clamp Assemblies and raise the rails with the fixtures.                                       

  • Anchor rails to structure using DF assembly components.                                                                      

  • There are various configurations for rail anchorage, Iron Horse has experience and products

                          IHECO Products:

Gauge Support Fixtures

One of the first products offered by Iron Horse Engineering, gauge support fixtures allow for "top-down" construction, significantly reducing installation times. By supporting the rail from above, contractors are able to make adjustments in gauge and alignment with ease prior to pouring concrete. Ultimately reduces the need for additional shimming and adjustments typically required in “bottom-up” installation.

Direct Fixation Plates

Steel rail plate for anchorage direct to concrete bridge deck or tunnel base. Fabricated for running rail or guard rail. 

Direct Fixation Pads

Isolation pad providing rail dampening under rail plate.

Template

Steel anchors set in place with rail to allow for pours to stabilize exact location.  Used with Iron Horse Gauge Support Fixtures for DF fasteners on bridge becks. 

Plate Clamps Assembly

PCA are a critical component in top down direct fixation construction used for temporary support of DF fasteners. These clips facilitate proper anchorage embedment during plinth / concrete pours pours allowing release for rail temperature expansion.

Direct Fixation Shims

DF Shims placed under the DF pad, used for adjustments to rail elevation. 

Insulated Bushings

Insulated bushings provide electrical isolation for anchorage assembly plates and bolts

Slobber Plates

Slobber Plates are placed under the DF fastener in top down construction method as a surface form for concrete plinth pours. 

Embedded Anchors & Epoxy

Nylon threaded rail anchorage inserts used in conjunction with bolts, washers, insulated bushings and DF Plates in DF rail construction. 

- Threaded Inserts

- Embedded U-Bolts

-Helicoil Washers

-Rail clips

-Insulated Bushings

-e-clips and insulators

-HDPE Rail Pads and Shims

-TPR Rail Pads 

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