Nolan has added a new rail skate to its lineup — 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 heavier, 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.