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Photo ID: 727574

Cuyahoga Valley Railway Company Scale Test Car 250840 | Cleveland, Ohio | July 21, 2014

Railroad: Cuyahoga Valley Line
Locomotive: Scale Test Car
Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Locomotive #: CUVA 250840
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 21, 2014


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By: Craig Walker

Added: Mar 03, 2020

Views: 1,767
Comments: 0

Favorited: 3

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Photo ID: 716460

The closest I thought I would ever get to an FTB is this repurposed derelict. Looking at the connections I suspect this might have earlier been a Locotrol receiver car. Arguably the most histori... (more)

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD Scale Test Car
Location: Andover, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 992515
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 08, 1976


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By: Sid Vaught

Added: Nov 16, 2019

Views: 6,452
Comments: 4

Favorited: 22
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Photo ID: 715310

I found this beauty while passing through Helper, Utah. It’s an ex. D&RGW Scale Test car. If you enlarge and zoom in you will learn that it weighs 80,000 pounds, has no air brakes, and must be han... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Scale test Car
Location: Helper, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: RG X-450
Train ID: None
Photo Date: October 21, 2008


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By: Dick Ebright

Added: Nov 04, 2019

Views: 6,672
Comments: 2

Favorited: 17

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Photo ID: 656722

A pair of Conrail scale test cars are seen at the IHB's Blue Island Yard awaiting movement east. Tom Golden photo.

Railroad: Conrail
Locomotive: Scale Test Car
Location: Riverdale, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: CR 80002
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 07, 1980


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By: Sam Beck collection

Added: May 02, 2018

Views: 1,986
Comments: 0

Favorited: 11
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Photo ID: 654922

Adam Farence Photo

Railroad: Canadian Pacific Railway
Locomotive: MILW SCALE TEST CAR 980238
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1992


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Apr 15, 2018

Views: 3,190
Comments: 1

Favorited: 20


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Photo ID: 653871

Calibration car (scale test car) Xas # 80 85 98-22 101-4 (home base Yverdon, built in 1978) at Weinfelden. This special car is used for calibrating the weighbridges at railway stations. Several we... (more)

Railroad: SBB
Locomotive: Xas
Location: Weinfelden, Switzerland
Locomotive #: 822 101
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 04, 2018


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By: Georg Trüb

Added: Apr 04, 2018

Views: 5,461
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Favorited: 7

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Photo ID: 653771

Built in 1924, one of C&O's scale test cars is seen passing through Hammond on the rear of a B&OCT train. Tom Golden photo.

Railroad: Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O)
Locomotive: Scale Test Car
Location: Hammond, Indiana, USA
Locomotive #: CO ST1
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 14, 1981


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By: Sam Beck collection

Added: Apr 03, 2018

Views: 2,570
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Favorited: 10
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Photo ID: 651889

One of Canac's scale test cars sits outside of James Richardson International's elevator

Railroad: Canac
Locomotive: Scale Test Car
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
Locomotive #: CANX 420940
Train ID: Unassigned
Photo Date: March 10, 2018


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By: Chris Wilson

Added: Mar 17, 2018

Views: 4,200
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Favorited: 6
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Photo ID: 650292

A nice shade of light pink, one of Missouri Pacific's scale cars is seen awaiting movement at Yard Center. Tom Golden photo.

Railroad: Missouri Pacific
Locomotive: Scale Car
Location: Dolton, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: MP X195
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 24, 1981


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By: Sam Beck collection

Added: Mar 04, 2018

Views: 2,014
Comments: 1

Favorited: 8
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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: 5,056
Comments: 1

Favorited: 23


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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: 4,438
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: 4,718
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Favorited: 17

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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: 11,476
Comments: 1

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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: 6,594
Comments: 1

Favorited: 26
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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: 4,310
Comments: 0

Favorited: 24

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