Railroad Service Industry

J. Thomas, LTD. provides high quality materials and attention to detail in manufacturing parts and components for the Railroad Service Industry.

Machined Piston

J. Thomas, LTD. - Machined PistonMaterial: 4140 Heat-Treated Steel, Bronze

Application: Rail-Gear, Road-to-Tracks

Facility Equipment Used: CNC Lathe, CNC Machining Center

J. Thomas, LTD. Process: Machined from 4140 heat treated steel, assembled w/ bronze bushing, CNC lathe and CNC machining center

 

Fender Brace

J. Thomas, LTD. - Fender Brace

Material: Welded Steel Tubing

Application: Fender re-enforcement part on Rail-Gear

Facility Equipment Used: Band-Saw, Brake Press & Machining Center

J. Thomas, LTD. Process: Produced from steel tubing, sawn, coined, drilled on VMC

 

Link for Hydraulic Scissors Lift

J. Thomas, LTD. - Link for Hydraulic Scissors Lift

Material: 1-5/8″ Thick, A36 Hot Rolled Steel Plate & 4140 HT Round Bar

Application: Scissor lift

Facility Equipment Used: Kearny & Trecker Heavy Mill, VMC, Automatic Horizontal Band Saw, CNC Lathe, 10″ Column Radial Drill, Welding Machine, Cool-Down Blanket, 7″ Hand Grinder & Paint Booth

J. Thomas, LTD. Process: Main plate machined from flame cut blank – before / after; stud machined from heat treated 4140 bar, before / after; blocks machined from bar stock. Assembled and welded; CNC Lathe and VMC and Horizontal machining center; mask appropriate surfaces and paint

Breakable Double Crank

J. Thomas, LTD. - Breakable Double Crank

Material: Iron Casting & CRS Rd. Bar

Application: Railroad switching gear

Facility Equipment Used: CNC Lathe, Vertical Machining Center (VMC) & Hydraulic Press Brake

J. Thomas, LTD. Process: Machine raw casting in VMC, produce the pins from bar stock on CNC lathe, swage the pins using hydraulic press

Dwarf Plunger

J. Thomas, LTD. - Dwarf Plunger

Material: C1018 CRS SQ. Bar

Application: Rail-Gear, Road-to-Tracks

Facility Equipment Used: Horizontal Band Saw, VMC, CNC Lathe (+/-.002″)

J. Thomas, LTD. Process: Cut from square bar stock, slotted and drilled on VMC; precision diameter turned on CNC lathe using dedicated tooling sent out for plating

Track Skate

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Material
: Ductile Iron Casting

Application: Wheel Chock for Rail Car

Facility Equipment Used: Manual Milling Machine

J. Thomas, LTD. Process: Machine Wheel Ramp

 

 

 

Trunnion Block

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Material: A-36 HRS Bar

Application: Rail Gear Component Part

Facility Equipment Used: Horizontal Band Saw & Vertical Machining Center (VMC)

J. Thomas, LTD. Process: Cut blanks & Machine Complete

 

 

 

Shunt Box

J. Thomas, LTD. - Shunt Box

Material: 100% Domestic Steel

Application: Rail Road Equipment

Facility Equipment Used: Assorted

J. Thomas, LTD. Process: Manufacture complete

 

 

 

 

 

 

Railroad Service Vehicle Frame

J. Thomas, LTD. - Railroad Service Vehicle Frame

Material: 100% Domestic Steel

Application: Rail Road Equipment

 

Facility Equipment Used: Assorted

J. Thomas, LTD. Process: Manufacture complete

J. Thomas, LTD. - Railroad Service Vehicle Frame Detail Collage