Rail (Rail-anchors)

Rail anchors

  • Posted by Lex Smith

Our high-performance rail anchors provide a tried and tested solution for fixing rails to sleepers.

L.B. Foster Rail Technologies Fair® rail anchors’ unique design is made of a special T-shaped spring steel, forged and heat treated for uniform strength and extended performance. Fair® rail anchors are a ‘drive-on’design.


  • Provide full rail base contact
  • Distribute creeping loads evenly
  • Eliminate sleeper chewing and climbing
  • Deliver largest sleeper bearing area.

Our Fair® rail anchors are available for almost any rail size in two types:

  • XL-1 Fair® for standard applications
  • Improved Fair® for heavy duty and challenging installations.


Continuous Refinement

We constantly appraise our rail anchor manufacturing processes to assure the FAIR® Rail Anchor remains the dominant anchor in track.

Overdrive Stop

Our Overdrive Stop feature assures proper application every time, by either manual or machine application.


Provides full rail base contact. FAIR® is the only anchor to eliminate flex in frozen ballast rail “pumping” conditions.

Tie Bearing Area

A greater contact area than any other design reduces wood fibre crushing prolonging sleeper life.

Jaw Grip

The vice-like action on rail base resists rail movement on average more than any other drive-on anchor, providing superior holding power.

High Quality

Our premium quality steel anchor integrity is maintained for long lasting service.