Aldon Company, Inc



Phone: 847.623.8800


Fax: 847.623.6139


e-rail@aldonco.com
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  • Freight Car Chocking Skid - Flush Rail - 4016-22-L/R
  • Aldon cast steel railroad skate
  • Aldon cast steel railroad skate
  • Aldon cast steel railroad skate
  • Aldon cast steel railroad skate
  • Aldon cast steel railroad skate

    This product is manufactured by Aldon®

    At 16 lbs. and 17-1/2" in length, this easy-to-carry rail skid is handy for chocking freight cars on flat track, it may be necessary to chock other end of car with a wheel chock. Not recommended for grades, as skid may not hold the load.

    The skid can also serve as an engineer's "bump" alert in front of a bumping post.

    Sold as "left rail" or "right rail" as viewed from the handle end of the skid.


    Click for exposed rail model: 4016-09

    Thumbnail Item # Description/Size Price Quantity
    4016-22-L

    Left

    $187.00
    each
    4016-22-R

    Right

    $187.00
    each
    1. For use on flush rail track.
    2. For rail sizes 90 to 155 lbs/yd
    3. For use on flat track. Not recommended for grades, as skid may not be able to hold the load. It may be necessary to chock other end of railcar.
    4. Rail surface must be clean. Greasy rail can cause a skid to slide too freely.
    5. Minimum wheel diameter 28”.
    6. All workers and bystanders must stand well clear of sides and front of railcar or locomotive when wheels are mounting skids. Wheel pressure can suddenly “squeeze” a skid out from under with great force.
    7. Never use rail skids if one end of the railcar or locomotive is lifted up for inspection or repair. All wheels must remain on the rails.
    8. Replace skid if tongue is broken or curled.

    Special Caution for Chocking Railcars

    Roll car slowly up on the skid. Apply car brakes. It may be necessary to install a steel wheel chock at the other end of the car, depending on track conditions