Major Component Testing Laboratory

Partnered with laboratories, and with capabilities at the TTC, ENSCO can provide track and rolling stock component testing capabilities in accordance with AAR and AREMA standards and guidelines.

Component Testing at a Glance


  • Large lab space and material handling ability to handle large components such as bolsters, side frames, passenger truck frames, and crossties (sleepers)
  • State-of-the-art servo-hydraulic testing equipment


  • Static and fatigue testing of bolsters and side frames
  • Friction wedge testing
  • Polymer, composite, steel, wood, and concrete crosstie (sleeper) testing
  • Rail, weld, and joint bend testing