Related Railroad Equipment Industry List (RREIL)

This is a list made by Maurice Janssen with some (European) manufacturers of railroad equipment, like rail track components, software and communication equipment.
If you have remarks, comments, updates, etc., please mail me.

Maurice Janssen (M.J.W.JANSSEN@KUB.NL) When you want to send information about a manufacturer please give the following information:

  1. name
  2. address, location
  3. subsidiaries
  4. history
  5. activitities nowadays

1. Introduction

This is a list of companies that do not belong to the following definition:

"The railroad equipment industry (SIC code: 3743) is made up of establishments primarily engaged in building and rebuilding locomotives (including frames and parts, not elsewhere classified) of any type or gauge; and railroad, street, and rapid transit cars and car equipment for operation on rails for freight and passenger service."

2. Software companies

  1. JRM Software Ltd
    Address: Andil House, Court Street, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14 8BR, UK
    Subsidiaries: None
    History: They are a UK Software house that specialises in bespoke software for the transportation industry. They have supplied software and systems to several large companies including Siemens, Westinghouse and Thorn Transit Systems. Such systems include a VDU routesetting system, radio communications contol systems, ticket isuing systems, rail control centre systems, signalling systems and a track circuit safety system.
    Major activities: Bespoke software for all rail applications

3. Rail track components

3.1 Europe

  1. Trinecke Zelezarny
    Location: Trinec, Czechia
    Major activities: Production of rails

3.2 Northern Ameria

  1. L.B. Foster Company
    415 Holiday Dr., Pittsburgh, PA 15220 (USA).
    L. B. Foster Company manufactures, fabricates, and distributes rail and trackwork, piling, pile driving equipment, highway products, and tubular products. The company supplies a full line of new and used rail, trackwork, and accessories to railroads, mines, and industry. Foster sells and rents steel sheet piling and H-bearing pile for foundation and earth retention requirements and pile driving equipment and accessories. The firm is a national distributor of standard, structural, and line pipe for pipelines and utilities. Foster's revenues are split fairly evenly among its rail products, construction products, and tubular products segments.
  2. Portec Ltd.
    Address: 2044 - 32nd Avenue , Lachine, Quebec , Canada, H8T 3H7
    Since our beginning in 1906 as a producer of rail anchors, PORTEC has focused on developing and manufacturing products that make railroading safer, faster and more efficient.
    Products: Rail anchors, Lubricators and other track components.

5. Telecommunication Systems

  1. MPB Technologies
    Address: 151 Hymus Boulevard, Pointe-Claire, Quebec, Canada, H9R 1E9
    MPB specializes in high-technology products and systems, research and development and measurement services.
    MPB Technologies provides systems engineering, development and custom manufacturing services in electromagnetic and communications. MPB's areas of expertise include digital design, software, lasers, electromagnetic measurements and design, antennas and remote sensing. Of special interest in today's communications are our fibre optic amplifiers and communication system design capabilities. MPB offers a one-stop solution to your operational problems from concept to quality production and servicing.
    Products: Telecommunications Systems

  2. Schenzhen Harris Telecom Co.
    Address: TAIKE Industrial Bldg. 2/F , TAIKE Road , Meilin Industrial District , Futian Area, Shenzhen , China, 518049
    Harris Farinon, Headquartered in San Carlos California, is a leading manufacturer of microwave radios and systems. The division is a unit of Harris Corporations Communication Sector and has manufacturing operations in San Antonio, Texas; Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Quebec; and Shenzhen, People's Republic of China. Harris Corporation, with worldwide sales of more than US$3.3 billion, is focused on four major businesses: Electronic Systems, Semiconductors, Communications, and Lanier Worldwide Office Equipment.
    Products: Quadralink® and GlobeStar®

  3. Omnicom Engineering Ltd.
    Location: Great-Brittain
    Company: Omnicom Engineering is dedicated to the exploitation of the latest technologies in the identification, tracking and monitoring of high value assets both moving and static, like rail freight wagons.

6. Consulting

  1. Canac International Inc.
    Address: 1100 University, 5th Floor , Montreal, Quebec , Canada H3B 3A5
    CANAC is the consulting and technology transfer subsidiary of Canadian National Railways, Canada's largest railway system.
    CANAC markets and transfers CN's transportation and telecommunications technology and expertise on a consulting and contracting basis.
    CANAC is currently active in over 30 countries worldwide.
    Products: Railway Technology & Expertise
    (Training of railway operating and management personnel in the application of modern railway technologies; designing and implementation of Information Systems and developing custom software for railway use; performing computer modelling of train performance and service design; providing turnkey operations management for client railways).

7. Rail & Transit Cleaning Equipment

  1. Proceco Ltd.
    Address: 7300 Tellier Street, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H1N 3T7
    Products: Machines for aqueous cleaning

8. Ramps

  1. Rampmaster Inc.
    Address: 174 Milvan Drive , Weston, Ontario , Canada M9L 1Z9
    Phone: (416) 741-2501, Fax: (416) 741-7223 , E-mail:
    Rampmaster is a manufacturer of Materials Handling Equipment - Dockboards - Dockplates - Ramps - Industrial Casters
    Products: Ramps for (un)loading railcars

    10. Sources

    10.1 Books

    10.2 People/Thanks to:

    10.3 Sites

    1. Rail UK Commercial
    2. Virtual Market Place

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    The last update of this page took place on the 13th of August 1997 by M.J.W. Janssen