G&B Specialties’ One Piece Rail Skate is a heavy-duty device used to stop railcars moving at normal switching speeds. These skates are made for severe service, especially in classification yards, where long and very heavy trains are being formed. The skate is placed in front of the moving railcar. The sharp, tapered tail of the skate lets the wheel mount and slide with the skate. A hardened high back prevents the wheel from jumping over. The ensuing friction brings the railcar to a gradual stop. Standard color is aluminum; however, fluorescent orange and safety yellow is available for increased night visibility.