Patent Number: 6,168,120

Title: Operator for a railroad implement

Abstract: An operator for a railroad implement is provided with a linkage which mechanically isolates an actuator from impact forces transmitted through the linkage. Isolation provided by the linkage permits the use of a low power actuators which easily lend themselves to complete energization from solar energy sources. The operator is also provided with a safety electric interlock to prevent energization of the actuator during manual operation. A spring assembly tool is incorporated into the operator housing to facilitate installations and removal of compression springs in the operator mechanism.

Inventors: Pease; Ronald (Hickory Hills, IL)

Assignee: Western-Cullen-Hayes, Inc.

International Classification: B61L 5/00 (20060101); B61L 001/00 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018