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Scale Test Car
Photo Album By: Jean-Marc Frybourg
 
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Photo ID: 591024

What has to be the oldest piece of equipment on Conrail’s roster stands within the Reading shop complex. Ninety two years old at the time of this 1983 photo, this scale test car was built by the P... (more)

Railroad: Conrail
Locomotive: Scale Test Car
Location: Reading, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: CR 80000
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 10, 1983


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Sep 30, 2016

Views: 3,508
Comments: 1

Favorited: 22
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Photo ID: 589976

An interesting Scale Test Car with some additional custom graphics...

Railroad: Untitled
Locomotive: Scale Test Car
Location: Portland, Oregon, USA
Locomotive #: FGWX 700000
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 25, 2016


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By: J.PO

Added: Sep 21, 2016

Views: 3,029
Comments: 1

Favorited: 13

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Photo ID: 561409

Scale test cars. CN 527 is heading to Taschereau Yard with two Canac scale test cars in tow on a flatcar (CANX 52257 & CANX 52104 on flatcar CANX 61302).

Railroad: Canac
Locomotive: N/A
Location: Lachine, Quebec, Canada
Locomotive #: CANX 61302
Train ID: CN 527
Photo Date: December 20, 2014


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By: Michael Berry

Added: Jan 08, 2016

Views: 3,470
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Favorited: 16

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Photo ID: 451914

A standard design scale test car owned by the State of Minnesota makes even a short 24' ore car look huge. The Missabe converted this car to scale monitoring duty.

Railroad: Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range Railway
Locomotive: N/A
Location: Proctor, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: DMIR W132499
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April, 1999


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By: Dave Schauer

Added: Sep 19, 2013

Views: 8,700
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Favorited: 19
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Photo ID: 445527

My sons Adam and Tony were so inclined to mug for the camera with Milwaukee Road scale test car on the scale at Watertown,WI. back in the day.

Railroad: Milwaukee Road
Locomotive: M350 Scale Test Car 980239
Location: Watertown, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1983


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Aug 01, 2013

Views: 5,008
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Favorited: 23


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Photo ID: 423440

Rio Grande Scale Test car X-450 was used to calibrate track scales throughout the D&RGW system. Buillt by Southwark-Baldwin in Feb. 1945, it continues to serve even today on the Union Pacific Rail... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Scale Test Car
Location: South Salt Lake, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW X-450
Train ID: Unassigned
Photo Date: September 08, 1984


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By: James Belmont

Added: Feb 02, 2013

Views: 3,451
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Photo ID: 390768

A relic from the Denver & Rio Grande Western is spotted at the top end of UP North Yard in Salt Lake City. The X-450 was built new for the D&RGW by Southwark-Baldwin in February 1945. The unique l... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Scale Test Car
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: RG X-450
Train ID: Unassigned
Photo Date: February 26, 2012


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By: James Belmont

Added: Feb 27, 2012

Views: 4,419
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Favorited: 21
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Photo ID: 385571

It's all-L&N at the tail end of this northbound freight, with a scale test car and home-road boxcar tucked just ahead of the bright red cab.

Railroad: Louisville & Nashville
Locomotive: Caboose
Location: Montgomery, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: L&N 6474
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October, 1975


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By: David Harris

Added: Jan 01, 2012

Views: 12,745
Comments: 3

Favorited: 43

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Photo ID: 365020

A BN scale test car with fresh paint.

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: NA
Location: Superior, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: BN 979006
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 23, 2011


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By: Dan Mackey

Added: Jun 03, 2011

Views: 4,587
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Photo ID: 347892

A CSX scale car bides time next to an old C36-7 (CSXT 7138) under a favorite tree. The nearest two tracks are the mainlines. For a shot of the Dash 7 from the same location and day, see more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: scale test car
Location: Hancock, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 914207
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 04, 2004


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By: Janusz Mrozek

Added: Dec 08, 2010

Views: 3,279
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Favorited: 9

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Photo ID: 344340

I seen Conrail Scale Test car rest and sit between NS TopGon and Bethgon together on NS Harrington yard in Delaware.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: Scale Test
Location: Harrington, Delaware, USA
Locomotive #: CR 80017
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November 06, 2010


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By: David Nutter

Added: Nov 07, 2010

Views: 5,804
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Photo ID: 321829

Seen many of these? Built in Aug. of 1934 and with two axles and weighing 80,000 lbs, this ancient scale test car still plies the rails in coal country. Amazing. It'll be used next week by the USD... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: Scale Test car
Location: Turley, Tennessee, USA
Locomotive #: CR 80051
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 22, 2010


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By: B.A.Harrison

Added: Apr 22, 2010

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Photo ID: 305692

Western Weight & Inspection Bureau Car 910, used on the D&RGW, is 39,000 lbs, about 1/5 the weight of a loaded modern coal car, and about 10x heavier than a typical light passenger SUV.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Scale Test Car
Location: Golden, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: WWIB 910
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November 24, 2009


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By: Joel Hinkhouse

Added: Nov 30, 2009

Views: 5,212
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Favorited: 22

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Photo ID: 302404

The Nevada Northern Scale test car is seen on the abandoned approach to the processing plant

Railroad: Kennecott Copper Corp.
Locomotive: Scale car
Location: Ely, Nevada, USA
Locomotive #: 500
Train ID:
Photo Date: September, 1971


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By: cz17

Added: Oct 31, 2009

Views: 4,699
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Photo ID: 272876

The NNRy's 1909 vintage Alco steams beside the coal tipple in the East Ely Yard. In the foreground framing the locomotive is the NN's home built scale test car resting on the scale track. The 35... (more)

Railroad: Nevada Northern Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Ely, Nevada, USA
Locomotive #: NNRY 93
Train ID: None
Photo Date: February 14, 2009


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By: Dave Blaze...

Added: Feb 21, 2009

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