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Series 500 Rail Shelter
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Chalfant Series 500 Rail Shelter protects areaways between rail docks, door and freight car openings against environment. Provides year-round protection for material handling operations at dock areas where rail cars are loaded and unloaded. Designed for either platform or non-platform docks. When extended, the unit is pressed snugly against the side of the rail car by arm and track assembly extended by spring torsion. When not in use the shelter is retracted snugly to the face of the building by easy-to-operate balanced pulley and rope assembly to allow for rail car passage. Rail shelters are available as: (a) 4-sided units which offer maximum protection of all 4 sides where no platforms exist. (b) 3-sided units for use where platforms exist. (c) Rolling rail shelters which give 3-sided protection where the platform extends out from the building too far for practical use of other types of rail shelters.

Standard Construction Features Summary
The Rail Shelter to provide tight seal against rail cars and prevent weather,
exhaust dust, bugs, fumes from entering building.
Heavy-duty steel square tube frames top and sides covered with a vinyl fabric cover.
Flat or optional raked header to allow for drainage.
Easy operation for one person to extend the unit or to retract the unit.
One (1) year Guarantee against manufacturing defects in material & workmanship
from date of installation.

General Options
Steel Frame
Wood Frame
Flame-Retardant Fabric
Door Numbers On Unit
Raked Header (Optional)
Flat Header (Standard)
Three Sided Unit
Three Sided Unit With Platform Rollers
Four Sided Unit

Rail Car Service Range
A properly specified Chalfant Series 500 Rail Shelter will have an ideal door service range from 150 high and 150 wide, sealing up to 84 at your rail shipping dock.

Series 500 Rail Shelter

Series 500 3-Sided Rail Shelter
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11525 Madison Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44102-2325

Phone: 800.365.0389 (8 am to 5 pm EST)
Fax: 216.521.9922

Brief product selection...
Guardian 3-in-1 Dock Seal System
Series 100 Standard Dock Seal
Series 101 & 103 Curtain Dock Seal
Series 200 & 205 Adjustable Dock Seal
Series 300 "L" Pad Curtain Dock Seal
Series 400 Soft Seal Shelter
Series 500 Rail Shelter
Series 700 Flex Shelter
Series 700 Rigid Shelter
Universal Dock Recovers
Loading Dock Metal Canopy
Chal-Strip Dor-Closures
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