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GRIP STRUT™ for Railcar

Safety grating for railcar applications, such as running boards, brake steps, end platforms and more


B-Line GRIP STRUT running boards, brake steps and end platforms are designed specifically for railcars.  Our unique design provides one of the safest, skid-resistant walking surfaces available in the industry today.  B-Line GRIP STRUT brake steps and end platforms include brake chain collar reinforcements for added strength and a universal mounting slot pattern for ease of application.

Approved by the Association of American Railroads (AAR), the GRIP STRUT Safety Plate exceeds the Federal anti-slip requirements.  It features a serrated surface to grab shoe soles tightly, providing slip-resistance in all directions. Large, diamond-shaped openings help keep snow, ice and mud off the surface to help prevent slippage. Our end platforms and brake steps are a one-piece design which helps prevent breakage or detachment from vibration or impact.

AAR certified Grip Strut with relief/round holes will be available starting November 17, 2014. 3, 4 and 5 diamond plank will now be offered with relief holes on the outside diamonds in plain and pre-galvanized 12 gauge steel. This offering will complement the existing aluminum, stainless steel and 14 gauge steel relief hole product offering. Relief holes help prevent tearing/cracking at the end of the diamond closest to the side channel. Tears/cracks can be an issue in high vibration environments, such as railcar applications.

Running boards, brake steps and end platforms are also available with our PERF-O GRIP round hole pattern.  This design is light-weight and resilient making it easy to handle and install, as well as provide slip resistance in all directions.

Contact Information

For additional information, contact Phoenix Railway via the contact information below:

Phoenix Railway Equipment
2023 Ridge Road, Suite 2 SE
Homewood, IL 60430
Phone: 708-798-0090
Fax: 708-798-0847

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