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At RailPros, we specialize in ensuring the safety, efficiency, and reliability of railway tracks across the nation – including comprehensive railroad track assessments and Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) track inspections. With our expertise and commitment to excellence, we are your trusted partner in maintaining the integrity of your railroad infrastructure.

We provide a variety of track inspection services to public agencies and freight railroads nationwide. Our inspectors are trained and qualified to identify immediate issues and provide detailed direction to address non-compliance, as well as to observe any potential impacts to future operational requirements. RailPros has extensive experience conducting projects under live railroad traffic without impacting service and providing improved flexibility in operations.


Designed to evaluate the condition and performance of your tracks, our team of experienced professionals conduct thorough assessments of your track infrastructure, including a detailed examination of various critical aspects such as tie, rail, and turnout component condition, and track geometry. By identifying potential issues and areas in need of improvement, we help you make informed decisions regarding maintenance, repairs, and upgrades.

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Compliance with Federal Railroad Administration regulations is of utmost importance for every railroad track owner and operator. RailPros can provide FRA mandated monthly track inspections for Class 3 short line and industrial rail customers nationwide. Our FRA track inspections ensure that your tracks meet the minimum federal safety standards and with all defective conditions identified and proper remedial actions recommended. Our knowledgeable inspectors meticulously evaluate your tracks, components, and infrastructure to verify compliance with FRA regulations. We provide comprehensive reports, highlighting any deficiencies or non-compliance issues found during the inspection, allowing you to take prompt corrective action. Track inspection services and reports typically include, at minimum, the following:

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  • Providing detailed inspection attention for all switch and turnout conditions
  • Checking track gauge at regular intervals for all track segments and throughout switches
  • Identifying defective switch and cross tie conditions by location and type of tie
  • Providing and recording measurements for all track surface and alignment defects
  • Checking switch stands for rigidity and securement, ease of operation, and condition of head-block ties
  • Inspecting ties ahead of switch points for rail cant and lateral movement
  • Inspecting connecting rod and switch rod conditions, and checking bolts for proper torque
  • Checking all switch plates for proper fit and support
  • Inspecting for and measuring any switch point and stock rail wear, and for proper fit of the switch point against the stock rail
  • Inspecting heel blocks, and assuring ties are solid and properly tamped
  • Checking gauge and underload measurements throughout turnout
  • Inspecting frogs for unusual wear, surface cracks, and metal flow
  • Inspecting guard rails for any unusual wear, and checking that guard face and check gauge measurements are within specifications
  • Visually inspecting rail conditions for unusual wear, damage, or external defects
  • Inspecting rail anchors for proper pattern and ability to provide proper longitudinal rail restraint
  • Inspecting the quality of previous track repairs
  • Noting any rail infrastructure items relevant to employee safety


Expertise and Experience

Our team of highly skilled professionals have extensive experience in railroad track assessments and FRA track inspections. We have in-depth knowledge of industry standards, regulations, and best practices.

Customized Solutions

We tailor our services to meet your specific requirements. Whether you operate a small regional railway or a large national network, or privately owned industry trackage we have the expertise to cater to your needs effectively.

Comprehensive Reports

Our detailed electronic reports offer a complete analysis of your track’s condition, noting any defective conditions, potential issues, and recommendations for repairs and improvements. We prioritize transparency, ensuring you have all the information you need to make informed decisions.

Compliance and Safety

We understand the importance of regulatory compliance and safety in the railway industry. Our inspections help you meet FRA standards, ensuring the well-being of your equipment, employees, and cargo.


By identifying maintenance needs and potential problems early on, we help you save costs in the long run. Our services are designed to optimize your track’s performance, reducing downtime, and minimizing the risk of service disruptions.


Ready to enhance the safety and efficiency of your railroad tracks? Get in touch with RailPros today to schedule a consultation or request more information about our track assessment and FRA inspection services. Our dedicated team is here to assist you every step of the way and ensure that your railway infrastructure remains in top condition.

Want to know how we can help your next project? Contact us today.