SideKick Derail Booster
Busy Spur Tracks Need Better Protection
When used with a hinged derail, a SideKick increases the likelihood of effective derailing because wheels on both rails will be guided off and into the ballast.
SideKick is installed opposite a hinged derail on the same two ties. Like a hinged derail, SideKick folds down between the rails when not needed.
In operation, the worker first throws the hinged derail onto its rail. He then steps over and flips the SideKick flange onto its rail. Each unit can be padlocked on or off the rail.
SIDEKICK Derail Booster must always be used with a derail. It cannot derail by itself. The image shows a left-throw hinged derail with Pop-Up sign and a left-throw SideKick on the opposite rail.