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Item #: 4016-09
Price: $163.00


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    Lightweight freight car chocking skid.

    At 16 lbs. and 17-1/2" in length, this easy-to-carry rail skid is handy for chocking freight cars on flat track with low places, which the rail car tends to move towards. 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.

    Also available for flush rail:
    4016-22-L and 4016-22-R

    1. For use on exposed rail track only. Skid will not lie flat on rail that is encased in pavement.
    2. For rail sizes 90 to 155 lbs/yd
    3. For use on flat track only. Do not use on grades, as skid may not be able to hold the load.
    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.