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Motorized Derail Operator

  • Improve safety
  • Reduce on-going cost of Blue Flag/OSHA compliance
  • Reduce potential for damage to overhead doors and freight car loading areas
  • One and one-half second throw speed improves switching crew efficiency
  • Can be used with any Western-Cullen-Hayes Inc. Sliding Derail
  • Can be supplied in either 24 VDC or 110 VAC
  • Power off locking feature
The Western-Cullen-Hayes DeLectric Operator with a model HB or HBX Derail provides dependable, motor driven protection for personnel working on, about, or in freight cars or locomotives. Because the DeLectric is motorized, derails can be applied or removed from a remote location with just a push of a button.

DeLectrics can be interlocked with plant rail doors, locomotive fueling stations, railcar loading or unloading equipment, so that the derail cannot be applied or removed while the interlocked appliance is operating or the door is closed.

A variety of accessories are available for use with DeLectrics, including: electric switch lamps, colored light trainsman's signals, Automatic Mechanical Blue Flags, and Wheel Crowders.

Western-Cullen-Hayes manufactures a wide selection of control panels to operate DeLectrics; please consult our engineering department with your particular requirements.