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Railroad Tools & Equipment

Budde Enterprises makes and stocks a wide variety of railroad equipment, including hand tools, rail laying and positioning equipment, lifting devices, tags and safety equipment. Our experienced technicians can build or modify virtually any tool or product to suit your needs.

Equipment Tags

Workheads Pinned Up Tag BE-WHP

For the Protection of Men and Equipment Tag BE-FPME

Out-of-Service Tag

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Out-of-Service Tag

  • Double-Sided Black on Red – Part#: BE-DSB/R
  • Double-Sided Black on White – Part#: BE-DSB/W
  • Single Side Black on Red – Part#: BE-SSB/R
  • Single Side Black on White – Part#: BE-SSB/W

*Gang numbers added upon request.*

Marking & Signage Equipment

Tie Dauber BE-TD

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Tie Dauber BE-TD

Features:

  • Used to mark ties
  • Load tube with paint, daub ties with felt pad
  • Lightweight aluminum

Part#: BE-TD

Rail Stencils BE-RS

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Rail Stencils BE-RS

Features:

  • Marks rail for identification
  • Wording & size customized per request
  • Magnetic for ease of use
  • Handles

Part#: BE-RS

Dry Erase Mount BE-DEM

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Dry Erase Mount BE-DEM

This mount is designed to hold a dry-erase board for briefings.

Features:

  • Folding frame design for ease of storage
  • Tailgate mounting hooks
  • Lightweight aluminum construction

Part#: BE-DEM

Over Rail Flag Bracket BE-ORFB

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Over Rail Flag Bracket BE-ORFB

Clamps onto rail

Part#: BE-ORFB

Over Rail Sign Bracket BE-ORSB

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Over Rail Sign Bracket BE-ORSB

Features:

  • Designed to hook on the rail and won’t blow off in the wind
  • Signs sold separately

Part#: BE-ORSB

Over Rail Sign Bracket Mounting Plate for Beacon BE-ORSBB

2 Piece Break-Apart Slide Hammer Sign Stake BE-SHBA-2P

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2 Piece Break-Apart Slide Hammer Sign Stake BE-SHBA-2P

Features:

  • Slide hammer driver is part of sign stake
  • Center clip for removal of top half of sign for storage, hauling, or returning to a job site at a later time
  • Sign not included

Part#: BE-SHBA-2P

1 Piece Slide Hammer Sign Stake BE-SH-1P

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1 Piece Slide Hammer Sign Stake BE-SH-1P

Features:

  • Slide hammer driver is part of sign stake
  • Does not come apart
  • Sign not included

Part#: BE-SH-1P

Form B Rack BE-SR

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Form B Rack BE-SR

This rack is designed to store and organize Form B signs.

Part#: BE-SR

2 Piece Sign Stake

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2 Piece Sign Stake

Features:

  • Replacement pieces available
  • Driver available
  • Sign not included

Complete – Part#: BE-2PSS

Replacement Post – Part#: BE-2PSS-PST

Replacement Point – Part#: BE-2PSS-PNT

H Sign Stake BE-HSS

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H Sign Stake BE-HSS

Features:

  • Double points for installation
  • Sign not included

Part#: BE-HSS

Post Driver BE-PD

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Post Driver BE-PD

This tool is designed for driving in sign stakes.

Part#: BE-PD

Bridge Bars

Complete Bridge Bar Kit E-CPBBK-60

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Complete Bridge Bar Kit E-CPBBK-60

Features:

  • Designed to bridge cars for machine loading
  • Inventory maintained for current and older style cars
  • Bars can be special-built for any car style
  • Railcar repair performed on location when needed
  • Individual parts also available

Each car requires 2 kits.

Kit Includes:

  • Bridge Bar Slider Tube 60”
  • Bridge Bar 67”
  • UHMWP Pad
  • Deflector Kit
  • 1” Bolt, Nut, Chain & Clip
  • Handle, Chain & Clip
  • Slope Block
  • Block w/ Hole for End of Blank 1”
  • Blank 60”

Part#: E-CPBBK-60

Bridge Bar Individual Kit Parts

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Bridge Bar Individual Kit Parts

Complete kit also available.

Individual Kit Parts:

  • Bridge Bar Slider Tube 60” – Part#: BE-ST-60
  • Bridge Bar 67” – Part#: BE-BB-67
  • UHMWP Pad – Part#: BE-P-P
  • Deflector Kit, Right Hand – Part#: BE-DK-RH
  • Deflector Kit, Left Hand – Part#: BE-DK-LH
  • 1” Bolt, Nut, Chain & Clip – Part#: BE-1-B
  • Handle, Chain & Clip – Part#: BE-H-C-C
  • Slope Block – Part#: BE-SB
  • Block w/ Hole for End of Blank – Part#: BE-B4-1
  • Blank 60” – Part#: BE-60-B

Chains, Straps, Hooks & Lifting Equipment

2” Ratchet Strap w/ Snap Hooks BE-RSSH-2

Winch Strap BE-S-4-CX

1” Ratchet Strap BE-RS-1

2” Ratchet Strap BE-RS-2

3” Ratchet Strap BE-RS-3

4” Ratchet Strap BE-RS-4

Lever Chain Hoist

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Lever Chain Hoist

Options:

  • 1 Ton Lever Chain Hoist – Part#: BE-CLH-1
  • 1.75 Ton Lever Chain Hoist – Part#: BE-CLH-1.75
  • 2.25 Ton Lever Chain Hoist – Part#: BE-CLH-2.25
  • 3.5 Ton Lever Chain Hoist – Part#: BE-CLH-3.5

Swivel Self-Locking Hook

Clevis Sling Hook

Swivel Hoist Hook

Clevis Grab Hook

Foundry Hook

Eye-to-Eye Swivel

Screw Pin Shackles

Pulling Chains

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Pulling Chains

Choose from multiple sizes.

Tow Ropes

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Tow Ropes

Choose from multiple sizes.

Nylon Lifting Slings

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Nylon Lifting Slings

Choose from multiple styles.

Chain Lifting Slings

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Chain Lifting Slings

Choose from multiple styles.

Cable Lifting Slings

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Cable Lifting Slings

Choose from multiple styles.

Chains & Boomers

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Chains & Boomers

Features:

  • For securing machines and materials for transport
  • Chains cut to desired length
  • Hooks available upon request

Chains:

  • ⅜” Grade 70 – Part#: BE-C 3/8
  • ½” Grade 70 – Part#: BE-C 1/2

*Grade 80 and above chains are not for transport tie-down use.*

Boomers:

  • ⅜” – Part#: BE-B 3/8
  • ⅜” / ½” – Part#: BE-B 3/8-1/2
  • ½” / ⅝” – Part#: BE-B 1/2-5/8

EMESA#: 054846229

Rail Laying, Handling & Positioning Equipment

Frog Tongs BE-FT

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Frog Tongs BE-FT

Features:

  • Designed for handling frog
  • Capacity: 8 Ton
  • Weight: 53 lbs

Part#: BE-FT

Rail Tongs

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Rail Tongs

These tongs are designed for lifting rail sections by crane.

Options:

  • 5 Ton Rail Tong – Part#: BE-RT-5
  • 3 Ton Rail Tong – Part#: BE-RT-3

Cyclops Rail Puller 25 Ton BE-CRP

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Cyclops Rail Puller 25 Ton BE-CRP

Features:

  • Designed to pull longer sections of rail
  • Capacity: 25 Ton
  • 85 lb to 141 lb rail profiles
  • Weight: 81 lbs

Part#: BE-CRP

Rail Puller BE-RP-119

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Rail Puller BE-RP-119

Features:

  • Designed for repositioning of rail
  • Capacity: 10.5 Ton
  • Weight: 40 lbs
  • 1 ⅜” Shackle sold separately

Options:

  • Red Rail Puller – Part#: BE-RP-119
  • White Rail Puller – Part#: BE-RP-136
  • Blue Rail Puller – Part#: BE-RP-141
  • Rail Puller Shackle – Part#: BE-S-138

Wedge Style Rail Puller BE-WRP

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Wedge Style Rail Puller BE-WRP

Features:

  • Designed for section rail handling
  • Capacity: 7200 lbs
  • 100 lb to 141 lb rail profiles
  • Weight: 46 lbs

Part#: BE-WRP

Geismar Rail Threading Clamp BE-RT-79494

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Geismar Rail Threading Clamp BE-RT-79494

Features:

  • Rail threading clamp for continuous welded rail
  • Maximum Load: 4500 lbs
  • Weight: 97 lbs

Part#: BE-RT-79494

Ball Threader Pivot Bar Assembly w/ Rollers BE-RT103PBA

Ball Threader Pivot Bar Blank BE-RT103PB

Ball Threader Bearing & Race BE-RT103BR

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Ball Threader Bearing & Race BE-RT103BR

2 Per Roller

Ball Threader BE-RT-103

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Ball Threader BE-RT-103

The RT-103 Rail Threader is used by rail gangs to lay or remove continuous welded rail. The heavy-duty construction allows the Threader to grab the rail in any position, roll the rail upright and thread the rail directly onto the tie plates. The RT-103 keeps the rail low to the ground, which significantly helps to control the rail laying or rail removing process.

The RT-103 is supplied with a rail safe lock that prevents the Rail Threader from opening once the Rail Threader is locked on the rail. Four rollers are attached to a pair of self-aligning pivot bars that always maintain contact with the underside of the ball of the rail when handling rail.

Part#: BE-RT-103

A-Frame Rail Threader Parts

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A-Frame Rail Threader Parts

Top Shackle – Part#: BE-RT201R

Bearing & Race (2 Per Roller) – Part#: BE-RT201BR

Replacement Roller – Part#: BE-RT201R

*Other Parts Available Upon Request*

A-Frame Rail Threader BE-RT-201

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A-Frame Rail Threader BE-RT-201

The RT-201 Triangle Rail Threader is used by rail gangs to lay or remove continuous welded rail. This universal Rail Threader is used on all sizes of welded rail.

There is ample clearance within the opening of the Threader to accommodate some bolted rail. The RT-201 Threader side opens in two ways for easy rail loading. The heavy-duty construction allows the Threader to roll the rail upright and thread the rail into the tie places. The replaceable tapered roller bearings equipped with grease seals are inside of the rollers for protection and extended life.

Part#: BE-RT-201

Tag Line BE-TL-ALUM

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Tag Line BE-TL-ALUM

Features:

  • For guiding rail while in overhead position
  • Made of aluminum with 20 feet of rope, standard
  • Not made for lifting

Part#: BE-TL-ALUM

Shepard’s Hook BE-SH

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Shepard’s Hook BE-SH

Features:

  • Guides rail onto railcars
  • Reduces the exposure of person on railcar while loading
  • Not made for lifting

Part#: BE-SH

McKay Pickup Hand Tool BE-MKR

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McKay Pickup Hand Tool BE-MKR

This railroad tool is designed to reduce exposure when removing McKay clips off the track.

Part#: BE-MKR

Wooden Handled Rail Guide BE-RGW

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Wooden Handled Rail Guide BE-RGW

Features:

  • Designed for guiding rail into position at ground level
  • Made with a wooden texture handle that is not made for lifting

Part#- BE-RGW

Nipping Bar BE-NB

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Nipping Bar BE-NB

This tool is designed for lifting and repositioning ties.

Part#: BE-NB

Rail Plate Pusher

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Rail Plate Pusher

Features:

  • Designed for final positioning of rail plate to minimize employee bending and to keep fingers out of harm’s way
  • Available in two sizes

Options:

  • 115/119 – Part#: BE-RPP-115
  • 136/141 – Part#: BE-RPP-136

Magnetic Pad Positioner

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Magnetic Pad Positioner

Features:

  • Designed for the positioning or removal of pads with metal content
  • 33” standard length
  • Customized lengths available upon request

Magnetic Pad Positioner – Part #: BE-MPP-33

Aluminum Magnetic Pad Positioner – Part #: BE-AMPP-33

Magnetic Rail Plate Hook

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Magnetic Rail Plate Hook

Features:

  • Designed for the positioning or removal of plates on concrete ties
  • Available in three lengths
  • Customized lengths available upon request

Options:

  • 30” – Part#: BE-MPH-30
  • 33” – Part#: BE-MPH-33
  • 36” – Part#: BE-MPH-36

Suction Plate Hook

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Suction Plate Hook

Features:

  • Designed for the positioning of rail plate pads with no metal
  • Available in three lengths
  • Customized lengths available upon request

Also Available: Suction Pad Applicator w/ Push Button Release

Options:

  • 30” – Part#: BE-SPH-30
  • 33” – Part:# BE-SPH-33
  • 36” – Part#: BE-SPH-36
  • 33” – Part#: BE-SPA-33 (Suction Pad Applicator)

T Handle Plate Hook

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T Handle Plate Hook

Features:

  • Designed for the positioning or removal of rail plates to minimize employee bending and to keep fingers out of harm’s way
  • Available in three lengths
  • Custom lengths available upon request

Options:

  • 30” – Part#: BE-RPH-30
  • 33” – Part#: BE-RPH-33
  • 36” – Part#: BE-RPH-36

Claw Foot Plate Hook

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Claw Foot Plate Hook

Features:

  • Designed for the positioning or removal of rail plates to minimize employee bending and to keep fingers out of harm’s way
  • Available in three lengths
  • Custom lengths available upon request

Options:

  • 30” – Part#: BE-CFPH-30
  • 33” – Part#: BE-CFPH-33
  • 36” – Part#: BE-CFPH-36

Aluminum Re-Rail Slide BE-ARS

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Aluminum Re-Rail Slide BE-ARS

This machine slides along the re-rail beam to realign with tracks.

Process:

  1. Turn table lifts machine
  2. Aluminum block slides under machine (block weighs 72 lbs)
  3. Come along is used to secure machine to rail
  4. Block is 7’ long, allowing enough block to re-rail machine without creating a trip hazard
  5. Come along is used to slide machine over and re-align to rail
  6. Block is removed. Handles are included for removal, eliminating pinch points and awkward lifting.

PART#: BE-ARS

Tie Tongs BE-TT

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Tie Tongs BE-TT

Tie lifter with replaceable points

Part#: BE-TT

Rock Scraper BE-SRS

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Rock Scraper BE-SRS

For removing/scraping rock between the base of the rail and the top of the tie

Part#: BE-SRS

Other Railroad Tools, Equipment & Supplies

Regulator Gauge Transport Bracket

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Regulator Gauge Transport Bracket

This bracket is built for mounting gas welding gauges for road transport.

Options:

  • BE-RGTB-O (Oxygen Only)
  • BE-RGTB
  • BE-RGTB-G (Fuel Gas Only)

We also offer stainless steel lines in various lengths. Specify length when ordering.

Options:

  • BE-SSOH (Oxygen Only)
  • BE-SSFGH (Fuel Gas)

Handle Remover

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Handle Remover

Features:

  • For removing broken handles from sledgehammers, mallets, etc.
  • Jack included

Options:

  • Handle Remover – Part#: BE-HR
  • 8 Ton Jack Only – Part#: BE-Jack8

Ice Melt Container BE-IMC

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Ice Melt Container BE-IMC

Features:

  • Box for ice melt storage
  • Various configurations available
  • We can also supply ice melt

Part#: BE-IMC

Thermite Slag Box BE-TSB-4C

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Thermite Slag Box BE-TSB-4C

Features:

  • Designed for the handling of thermite waste at any temperature
  • Waste is contained until proper disposal is available
  • Four-corner lifting
  • Holds approximately three welds
  • Four-point lifting sling sold separately

Part#: BE-TSB-4C

Thermite Slag Side Dump Box BE-TS-SDB

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Thermite Slag Side Dump Box BE-TS-SDB

Features:

  • Side dumping system (no tipping required)
  • Holds approximately 12 welds
  • Center lifting point
  • Rope included for dump handle release
  • Can be built to your specifications
  • Storage shelf

Part#: BE-TS-SDB

Under Mount Flat Car Tool Box

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Under Mount Flat Car Tool Box

Features:

  • Storage for chains, load binders, and chock blocks
  • Designed to mount on underside of flat cars
  • Lockable

Top Mount Flat Car Tool Box

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Top Mount Flat Car Tool Box

Features:

  • Storage for chains and load binders
  • Designed to mount between rails on flat cars
  • Lockable anti-slip folding doors

TLM Gantry Bar Pin

Solar Light Pole

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Solar Light Pole

Features:

  • Designed to illuminate area for switching of train crews at night
  • Dusk-to-dawn illumination
  • LED Flood Light
  • 12V Solar System
  • Pole mounted on concrete base

Bridge Piling Cap Roller BE-BCR

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Bridge Piling Cap Roller BE-BCR

Designed to place on piling to roll bridge cap underneath existing bridge

Part#: BE-BCR

Rail End Cap BE-REC

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Rail End Cap BE-REC

Features:

  • Protects rail ends
  • Slides over and lightly clamps to rail
  • Steel
  • 2 ft long

Part#: BE-REC

Rail End Guard

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Rail End Guard

Features:

  • Covers end of rail
  • Hoses will not snag on rail end
  • Aluminum
  • Lightweight
  • Easily secures to ties with lags
  • Optional 6” Extension provides additional rail end coverage

Options:

  • Standard – Part#: BE-REG
  • 6” Extension – Part#: BE-REG-E

Wheel Chock Block BE-CB

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Wheel Chock Block BE-CB

Features:

  • Designed for wheel blocking during machine transport
  • Locking handle
  • Coarse thread
  • Easily slides over rail
  • Can be used in close proximity of machine derail bars
  • Weight: 20 lbs

Part#: BE-CB

EMESA#: 000033159

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