Aldon Company, Inc

Aldon Company, Inc
Manufacturers of Rail Safety Products Since 1904

847.623.8800

For rail sizes 80-141 lbs. and wooden ties

Hinged Derails are permanently installed on two ties. Derail block with wheel-deflecting bar is swung on or off the rail as needed. Can be padlocked in either position. Derail must be sized to fit a specific rail height. A sizing form can be downloaded on the product page. Installation guides are also available for download on each product page.

All standard hinged derails come with a manual lift derail sign holder and a blue derail sign.

with Pop-Up Sign Holder



For more convenience and greater safety, we now offer a Pop-Up sign holder for all our hinged derails

The weight of the derail block when swung on the rail causes the sign holder to rise. When the derail block is swung off the rail, the sign holder falls down to the ties.

The 2-way for freight cars (and 4-axle locomotives) is illustrated with the worker using the optional lifting lever (4014-25).


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.