The RS-3 is a lightweight, fabricated steel skate designed to slow moving rail cars, or hold standing rail cars, even when on a slight downgrade. The RS-3 weighs only 20 pounds and is ideal for flat switching and hump yard applications to control unwanted car movement.
Nolan’s also manufactures two other model of rail skates. RS-1 and RS-2 are cast special ductile alloy skates. Like the RS-3, they are designed to carry car wheels and prevent flat spots or other damage when wheels are locked and skidding occurs. The RS-1 and RS-2 models can be handled by one person, yet are tough and durable enough to meet track yard car handling requirements.
All rail skates have reflective tape to ensure high visibility from dusk till dawn.