Our cast steel railcar wheel chocks have heat-treated spurs to prevent slipping. To extend product life, they can be turned to provide three new, sharp edges, and they can also be easily replaced. OSHA railcar regulations require that a wheel chock be in place before a train’s railcar can be safely worked on, and our wheel chocks are designed to meet those requirements, including OSHA regulations 1910.110(15), 1910.11(13) and 1910.110(A) (5).
Steel Railcar Chock Products
Single Railroad Wheel Chock with Flag
Exposed Rail – #4011-01 | Flush Rail – #4011-02
Single Railroad Wheel Chock
Exposed Rail – #4011-09 | Flush Rail – #4011-10
Double Railroad Wheel Chock with Flag
Exposed Rail – #4011-06 | Flush Rail – #4011-07
Double Railroad Wheel Chock
Exposed Rail – #4011-03 | Flush Rail – #4011-04
Double Railroad Wheel Chock w/ Tension Clamp & Padlock
Tension Clamp & Padlock – #4011-05 | Tension Clamp & Padlock with Flag – #4011-08
“Stay Clear” Chocks with Long Handles
Same design as the standard cast steel chock, but with a longer (44″) handle for easier and safer positioning.
Single Exposed Rail – #4011-14 | Single Flush Rail – #4011-15 | Double Exposed Rail – #4011-16 | Double Flush Rail – #4011-16
“Whack ‘Em” Steel Wheel Chocks with Reinforced Handles
Idling locomotives and tank cars are subject to greater vibration and potential wheel movement when chocked than other rolling stock. Wheel chocks with rail-biting spurs can get stuck under the wheels. It can be very difficult to free a wheel chock without resorting to force. Ordinary wheel chock handles can bend when forced. Whack ‘Em Severe Duty wheel chocks with the red handles has reinforced steel handles that will not bend from extreme handle pressure. These cast steel wheel chocks has heat-treated spurs for excellent rail-gripping power. The wheel chocks are low profile (less than 3″ above the rails) and fits all rail sizes and wheels from 28″ to 42″ diameter.
Double chock, exposed rail – #4011-30 | Double chock, flush rail – #4011-31 | Single chock, exposed rail – #4011-32 | Single chock, flush rail – #4011-33 | Double chock, Flag, exposed rail – #4011-34 |Double chock, Flag, flush rail – #4011-35 |
Rail Clamping Wheel Block
A “super” chock, cast in ductile iron. Use on at each end of car for secure blocking. Can be used on flush rail provided flangeway is created on field side of rail. Clamps grip rail when wedge is pounded tight. Wedge can be padlocked in place.
High-security wheel blocking. Clamps grip rail head through wedge action.
- Do not use for impact stopping.
- Apply brakes before installing blocks.
- Use one chock at each end of the car.
- Use on flat track.
Item #: 4016-01
For rails 60-104 lbs. (For rail 105-175 lbs. use 4016-02)
Weight 45 lbs.
Item #: 4016-02
For rails 105-175 lbs. (For rail 60-104 lbs., use 4016-01.)
Weight 60 lbs.
Railcar Wheel Chocks Accessories
Railroad Chock Replacement Spurs
Replaceable Spurs give your chocks four times the life of any other chock.
Item #: 6008
Steel chocks from Aldon have featured replaceable spurs which bite into the rail to give the chocks extra holding power.. When the spur dulls from use, remove the spur and turn it to a new edge. Extend the life of your wheel chocks by turning the spurs three times … then order new spurs instead of new chocks!
Flashing Lights for Chocks
Blue: #4115-01 | Red: #4115-17 | Amber: #4115-94 | Clear: #4115-95
Barricade-style, 7 in. diameter shatterproof Lexan lens, uses two 6-volt batteries. Battery case bolts to light-bracket. On-off switch and photo-electric cell. Flashes 60 times/min. Weight 3 lbs.
Steel railcar chocks were successfully tested at the Association of American Railroad’s testing facility at Pueblo, Colorado to withstand more than 25,000lbs of drawbar pull. That’s roughly equivalent to 32% of a typical SD-40 freight locomotive drawbar pull.
- For use on railroad car or locomotive wheels 28″-44″. Do not use on smaller or larger diameter or on other types of wheels.
- For rail sizes 75 to 141 lbs./yd.
- Set brake before installing chock. Chock alone may not hold car in place.
- Use 2 chocks per car being chocked.
- DO NOT install chocks while car is moving.
- Rail surface must be clean. Do not install this product on oily or greasy rail – product may slip.
- Spurs are important in holding chock to rail. Rotate spur when edge becomes dull. Replace spurs when necessary. Dull or missing spurs may cause chocks to slip.
- Do not use chocks on grades. If your track has a dip or a hollow, extra care must be taken to secure car.
- Chocks may not hold if rail car is lifted up at one end.
- Excessive vibration may cause a chock to slip.
- Keep fingers and hands away from car wheel. Watch your head!
- On double chocks, always use tarp strap (supplied with chocks) to draw chocks tight.