snowy tracksWith winter right around the corner, many of our customers will soon be experiencing sub-zero temperatures, blizzards, and ice conditions across the country. We specialize in seasonal products such as FireSnake, Switch Brooms, Liquid De-Icer, and Steel Snow Shovels. Let IRS provide you and your team with safe and reliable products this winter season.  Here’s our recommendation of the top 7 products for a smooth winter:


1. FireSnake

The convenient 10 foot lengths make heating rail to expand joints for repair a safer job for workers and a cleaner job for the environment. Fire Snake is a smokeless, easy to use, safe replacement for the old repair method of diesel rope.

Burns clean with little smoke
Environmentally safe
Packaging designed for safe use by rail maintenance workers
10 foot lengths easy to work with
Workers choose how much to use to get the rail hot
Metal bucket is re-useable for tools and other hauling needs in the field

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2. Switch Broom

The classic switch broom works great for clearing snow and ice from switches and frogs. It contains updated heavy duty polypropylene bristles with a forged steel chisel on the opposite end to help break up ice in switches.  Replace that worn out old broom today!

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3. Liquid RR De-Icer

Our RR De-Icer will help make that tough job of clearing frozen switches easy.  Pre-apply before the weather hits to get a jump start on keeping turnouts cleared.  Available in 5 gallon pails & 55 gallon drums in concentrated form with dilution instructions.

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4. Pull Apart Rope

The original rail heating method. Economical and reliable way to take care of pull aparts in remote locations without the need for complicated equipment.
1” Diameter (125” Per Case)

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pull apart rope


5. Pull Apart Rope Can

Convenient and safe way to store your rope away from the elements and potential fire hazards.  Don’t get caught with a wet rope!

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6. Switch Heater Can

Helps to keep your switches clear of snow and ice no matter where the location.  Easy to use without requiring any gas or electricity to operate.  Great backup just in case your in track heater goes down.  Don’t get left out in the cold!

Hi-Ball 18” Long 6” High, complete with wick (10 Per Carton)

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7. Steel Snow Shovel

Heavy gauge steel to deal with the toughest conditions.  This shovel is sized perfectly to get your snow removal job done quickly and efficiently.

Size #2 Blade With 48” Handle

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steel snow shovel


Contact our expert customer service or sales team with any questions related to our seasonal products.

These recommendations are for informational purposes only. Always follow the procedures mandated by your railroad.