December 2, 2011 11:27 AM EDT . . .
Atlantic Track and Turnout Co.
announces purchase of Conley Frog and Switch movable bridge patterns
and patent rights to easer rail arrangements for vertical, swing
and draw-type bridges.
Atlantic Track and Turnout Co. has
added additional capacity for the supply of bridge, sliding and
expansion joints for fixed and movable railroad bridges. With
the purchase of certain inventory, patterns and patent rights,
the acquisition will expand Atlantic Track's range of bridge products
to include an all-rail design expansion joint for CWR installation;
Conley-design two and three piece manganese joints for movable
bridges; and easer rail arrangements for both vertical lift and
swing-type bridges. The purchase also expands Atlantic's range
of products for use in track scales.
Since 1933, Conley bridge joints
have been in service on railroad bridges throughout the United
States and are still widely used today. Atlantic Track offers
a complete line of Conley manganese bridge and sliding joints
as well as a newly-patented easer rail arrangement that carries
the train wheel over the gap between the rails on the land and
bridge. Offering field service, engineering design, installation
support, and the capability to refurbish existing joints, Atlantic
Track brings quality solutions to rails on movable bridges.
Atlantic Track manufactures special
trackwork at its plants in Memphis, TN; Richmond, IL; St. Clair,
PA and Clyo, GA.