Cuyahoga Valley Railway Company Scale Test Car 250840 | Cleveland, Ohio | July 21, 2014
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)
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)
A pair of Conrail scale test cars are seen at the IHB's Blue Island Yard awaiting movement east. Tom Golden photo.
Adam Farence Photo
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)
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.
One of Canac's scale test cars sits outside of James Richardson International's elevator
A nice shade of light pink, one of Missouri Pacific's scale cars is seen awaiting movement at Yard Center. Tom Golden photo.
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)
An interesting Scale Test Car with some additional custom graphics...
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).
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.
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.
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)