Locomotive Bell

Restored and Mounted Locomotive Bell

We perform a wide variety of fabrication jobs here at Blue Steel.  The only regret I have about this one is that we did not document it very well and take a lot more photos.

An old crusty locomotive bell was given to us to restore and mount.  There was no desire for it to ring as it would only be sitting atop a granite monument with the bronze plaques with the names of workers at this facility.  In addition, the clapper was missing so we would have to fashion one from metal.  We had 2 specific goals, it needed to be shiny and it needed to be secure.  These old brass bells are a hot item to sell online!

After a trip to the polisher, it received a clear coat to prevent it from tarnishing.  We built a powder coated steel cradle that would bolt through the metal frame of the monument.  Under the bell-shaped finial is a locking pin that secured the bell to the frame.  As you can tell from the photos I kept the bell at my home until we delivered it.  Something this shiny draws a lot of attention.

Blue Steel Company, Inc.  800-377-2109

sales@bluesteelco.net

 

 

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Polished Locomotive Bell
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Polished Bell with Stand

 

 

Blue Flag Safety

Railroad Worker Blue Flag Safety First

We are always looking for better ways to keep workers safe.  As new products are developed I’m always sketching and drawing concepts on my tablets at home for future reference.  Recently I came home to a new concept from my 5-year-old Granddaughter for a Blue Flag.  As you can tell she is very loving and thought hearts would make a good addition to SAFETY FIRST!! I agree, after all, it’s all about making sure we all go home safe to our family every day.   I hope we all teach them while they are young to work safely.

 

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Blue Steel Next Gen Tool Cart

Next Gen Tool Cart

Kaizen, 5S Heavy Duty Tool Carts

Blue Steel Co., Inc. Catalog #SH10322

The most versatile tool cart for your tool organization.

You know how it goes, every department weighs in about the workflow, tool layout and the decision is made.  Toolboards and carts are fabricated and delivered, then some tool manufacturing company modifies their tool.  Now what?  Cutting wheel and rattle can come out and the maintenance department gets to modify all the system carts.

Not with our carts, you can remove and replace all the hangers on the tool boards quickly and easily. Layout changes and new tools can be added quickly

The large cart shown here is about 88″ long with 48″ high panels.  The width is approx, 34″   Provisions for pushing the cart, lift with forks, lift with an overhead crane.

You can buy the pegboard panels separately HERE.

 

Industrial Pegboard

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Pegboard Cart, custom tool hangers

 

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Custom tool cart side 2

Catalog #SH10322 Next Gen Tool Cart

Steel Constructed frame with 12 gauge, Hot Dipped Galvanized Pegboard 88″ Long x 48″ high on 2 sides

DESCRIPTION: Pegboard available in Sq. Hole or Round Hole configuration. Holders are sold separately and light-duty holders are available for suitable applications.

 

Contact Blue Steel to Order.

800-377-2109

sales@bluesteelco.net

Locking Pliers Peg Board Holders

Locking Pliers / Locking Clamps Peg Board Holders

We have a new holder for locking pliers and clamps.

Keep all your tools near your workstation.

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For more information on our tool boards and tool holders please contact us.

Blue Steel Co., Inc. 800-377-2109  sales@bluesteelco.net

Hat Channels

Truck and Trailer Repair Hat Channels

Part# HC3114114GA Steel

14 gauge steel x 3″ x Hat Channel Brace with 1.250″ rise, 1″ flanges. Overall width 5″

Approx. weight per foot is 1.82#

Typical lengths are 48″, 96″, 107″, 120″

This channel can be used as a general stiffener for trailer floors or walls.

NOT suitable for structural loads.

 

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For more information on this channel or custom sizes please contact us.

Blue Steel Co., Inc. 800-377-2109  sales@bluesteelco.net

 

 

Black Tank Pull Handles

Black Tank Pull Handles

Emergency Pull Handles

This Stainless Steel pull handle is truly an Emergency Pull handle since if your black or grey tank is full, and the Plastic Pull Handle Breaks, you have and emergency on your hands.

The hook end is fashioned to hook on the existing stop nut on the metal shaft that is still present when the plastic T Handle has broken off.  We have made these for the Locomotive Service Crews for years.  It’s also a great item to keep in your RV for the “just in case” day comes when you’re traveling and the handle breaks.

 

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For More information about our products please call or email us.

Phone 800-377-2109  email sales@bluesteelco.net

 

Locomotive Icebox Chute

Icebox Chute for filling IceBoxes

Challenge, new icebox has a tiny slot for refilling ice with a 5 Gallon Bucket.  The result was ice on the floor resulting in a slip fall obstacle for the crew.  The other challenge was bags of ice pushed in the slot and not emptied into the bin resulting in a clogged drain and then water on the floor.   Either way these easy to use chutes make refilling easy.

 

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For more information call Blue Steel Co., Inc. 800-377-2109

Shop Forklift Barriers

Shop Forklift Barriers

High Pressure Line and Electrical Protection

 

One of our shops needed custom floor plates and barriers for a new equipment installation.  With heavy equipment traffic in this area we needed to use some 3/4″ Steel Floor plate.  With exposed plumbing it was necessary to build heavy plate protectors to avoid damage from passing forklifts or other heavy machinery.

Steel Floor Plates

3/4" Steel Floor Plate

Contact Blue Steel for more information on custom fabrication.

800-377-2109   sales@bluesteelco.net

Positive Train Control Fabrication

Positive Train Control Wire Tracks

EMD Locomotives, GE Locomotives, GenSet Locomotives

Adding or replacing miles of cables and wires thru the cab of the locomotive also requires securing and protecting crews from possible injury.

Blue Steel has worked with customers over the years for solutions to these challenges.

 

EMD Locomotives Cab Sheet Metal

EMD SD70 ACe Coax Cable Cover

EMD Locomotive Cab Parts

PTC SD70 M Locomotive Cab Parts Coax Cable Cover

For More information about Custom Locomotive Parts Call 800-377-2109

Or email sales@bluesteelco.net