3410 Sunset Ave
Waukegan, IL 60087
Our most convenient permanent derail
More convenient than a hinged derail. Derail shoe slides in and out of housing through the leverage of a waist-high operating lever. No need to bend or stoop to activate or deactivate the derail. Work from a comfortable standing position alongside the track.
Customer furnishes two 14-foot wooden crossties to support derail and stand.
Broad deflection angle derails six-axle locomotives as well as smaller locomotive and freight cars. Derails in both directions. Derail is supplied with high-rise operating stand, connecting rod and blue derail sign
For freight cars and locomotives. Derail is supplied with high-rise operating stand, connecting rod and blue derail sign.
#4114-10-L (illustrated below)
WHEEL SHOVER is recommended where track conditions require greater than normal derail protections. Such track conditions include: curved track, sloped track descending to a main or industrial lead track, or track where travel speeds can exceed 5 mph. Check with your local railroad to determine the best kind of derail for your track situation.
WHEEL SHOVER is connected to the Retractable Derail bhy a connecting rod. When the retractable derail is slid onto the rail, the Wheel Shover makes contact with the the opposite rail, just like a switch point. The result is that car or locomotive wheels are guided off both rails and into the ballast.
Standard WHEEL SHOVER is non-insulated. If you need insulation protection, contact us for special pricing. WHEEL SHOVER can be connected to existing Retractable Derail installations.
1-Way Wheel Shover
2-Way Wheel Shover
(direction of throw is from the viewpoint of the oncoming locomotive or rail car.)
There are many sizes of rail found in railroad tracks. Hinged and retractable derails need to be carefully fitted to the height of your rail.
We need to know either the height of your rail abobve the tie ...
the rail size and section which is stamped at intervals along the web of the rail.
The markings are a code which precisely identifies your rail.
Out of our four standard derail sizes, we will supply the one closest to your rail size. Installation of the derail may require notching into two ties to lower the derail or shimming the derail to bring it level with your rail. (For shimming we can supply pre-drilled steel shims at nominal cost.)
We will send you a sizing form on receipt of your order, or click to download a pdf.