United Kingdom

Rail Brush Rail head maintenance for improved adhesion and detection to increase safety.

  • Pneumatrol has served the railway industry for over 60 years, specialising in the design and manufacture of high-integrity pneumatic components and control systems.
  • The Rail Brush is a unique product from Pneumatrol. It’s a track head conditioning system to clean rail lines.


The Rail Brush sits underneath the train. The brush head is made from a set of spring steel tines, which is raised and lowered by a pneumatic cylinder, and as a result, it will scrub any surface it passes over.

The Sleet Brush is a well-proven, extremely heavy duty product with a history of long life and has been fitted to trains since 1990.




The Sleet Brush is fitted to all London Underground lines that work above ground as well as to the Network Rail MPV’s and during the winter months the Sleet Brush is used to clear away sleet and snow from the third-rail power lines.


SNCF in France is using the sleet brush for the purpose of clearing the tracks of leaves and cleaning the rail head to enable track circuits to work more effectively and to improve braking efficiency.