CATCH-ALL Track Mat

  • A cost-effective solution
  • Easy to install and maintain
  • Found in service around the world
  • Currently used by Class I railroads, regional and shortline railroads as well as transit authorities concerned with the environmental needs of track lubrication and friction management
  • Compatible with all lubrication and friction management system applicators
  • Compatible with all manufacturers’ wiping bars and lubricators
  • Permits water to pass through while retaining grease and other contaminants
  • Immediate delivery
  • Made in the USA from PET (post consumer beverage bottles)

The railroad industry’s responsibility to the environment increases with every mile travelled. We are continuously searching for ways to help the industry meet environmental demands.

Track Lubrication and A Clean Environment

In recent years, dramatic improvements have been made in reducing the environmental concerns associated with track lubrication. Biodegradable grease has played a big part in solving these problems. However, biodegradable grease is still not a complete solution in many track lubrication applications.

To address the problems of soil and ballast contamination, we offer the CATCH-ALL Track Mat. Utilizing the latest Geocomposite technology, CATCH-ALL Track Mat provides a simple and cost-effective solution for maintaining a clean, safe site that also delivers maximum lubrication or friction management.

Other Uses

CATCH-ALL track mats are effective for protecting soil and ballast at other rail operations such as equipment staging and maintenance, tie storage and bulk handling facilities. CATCH-ALL can also enhance reclamation of bulk solids at bulk handling facilities in addition to soil protection.

CATCH-ALL Track Mats...  A Custom-Fit Solution

CATCH-ALL track mats function as a "high-tech carpet" by covering the lubrication/friction management site ground surface. Placed over the ties, CATCH-ALL is easily and quickly cut to match any gauge face or top of rail applicator configuration for a custom-fit installation.

Each CATCH-ALL kit consists of three modules - a gauge module 64 inches by 60 feet and two field modules 22 inches by 60 feet, all delivered in an easily managed, shrink-wrapped bundle. Installation is done by simply nailing CATCH-ALL to the ties with roofing nails. In applications consisting of concrete or steel ties, just nail CATCH-ALL to lumber placed in the crib. See the installation guide below or call your representative for a copy.

CATCH-ALL Track Mats... A Long-Term Solution

CATCH-ALL track mats require little or no maintenance. Excess lubricant that would have otherwise penetrated the soil or ballast is easily removed from the CATCH-ALL surface (when in place) or can be disposed of by removing and replacing the CATCH-ALL unit entirely. CATCH-ALL has excellent durability and is highly resistant to ultraviolet deterioration, solvents, puncture, excessive temperatures, moisture and high volume traffic.

CATCH-ALL track mat is a barrier type of solution to soil and ballast contamination. CATCH-ALL is not for applications where an absorbent is required for soil and ballast protection. CATCH-ALL will not absorb hydrocarbons. For applications requiring an absorption of hydrocarbons see the information below regarding the GTPlus75 Absorbent Track Mat.

CATCH-ALL track mat is part of the L.B. Foster Total Friction Management® (TFM™) program.

CATCH-ALL Track Mat Product Sheet For more information, click here for the CATCH-ALL Track Mat Product Sheet.

 

GTPlus75 Track Mat

  • Capable of absorbing up to 10 times its weight
  • Designed to maintain strength when saturated for easy removal and disposal
  • Mechanically needle-punched bonded throughout entire mat
  • Inert to biological degradation and naturally encountered chemicals, alkalis and acids
  • Custom sizes available
  • Made in the USA

Environmental demands affect many facets of a railroad’s day-to-day operations. One operational area that has been a focus for environmental impact is locomotive refueling and ready-station sites. Contamination of the soil, ballast and work areas by diesel fuel, oil and other hydrocarbon leaks at these sites are of major concern. The GTPlus75 Absorbent Track Mat is a cost-effective solution to control contamination present in these types of railroad operating environments.

Each “unit” consists of one gauge module and two field side modules. The three modules are banded together and wrapped in 8 mil polyethylene film.

The GTPlus75 Absorbent Track Mat is easily installed in applications with wood ties by directly fixing the mats to the ties with nails or staples. In applications with concrete or steel ties, the mat can be attached to treated or composite lumber placed in the crib under the rails.

GTPlus75 Track Mat Product Sheet For more information, click here for the GTPlus75 Track Mat Product Sheet.

These track mat are the standard of the industry, but no track mat can be guaranteed to retain 100% of the grease, oil and other contaminants present in the railroad environment.