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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

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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: 2,269
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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: 3,906
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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: 4,785
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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: 4,203
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Favorited: 13

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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: 4,135
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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: 5,405
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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: 3,763
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Favorited: 9

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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: 5,923
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Photo ID: 223772

This Scale Test Car, still in Burlington Northern markings, is 72-years old, believe it or not! Just think of all the history this little thing's seen in its lifetime. Learn more at Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: Scale Test Car
Location: Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA
Locomotive #: BN 979004
Train ID: ****
Photo Date: February 18, 2008



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By: Chris Paulhamus

Added: Feb 18, 2008

Views: 7,116
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Favorited: 6
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Photo ID: 222863

Built in 1917 by NSC for PRR Purchased by CN in 1943

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: Scale Test Car
Location: Brantford, Ontario, Canada
Locomotive #: CN 52257
Train ID: SOR 598
Photo Date: February 06, 2008


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By: James Gardiner www.railroadfan.com

Added: Feb 13, 2008

Views: 5,520
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Favorited: 7
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Photo ID: 155534

A very unusual Scale Test car, with only 2 axles, and a splintered piece of wood for a chock brake.

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: Scale Test Car
Location: Bedford Park, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: BN 979003
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 16, 2006


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By: Joel Hinkhouse

Added: Aug 18, 2006

Views: 7,082
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Favorited: 4
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Photo ID: 144837

CNW Scale test car.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Scale Test Car
Location: Bensenville, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 263633
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 20, 2006


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By: Joel Hinkhouse

Added: May 21, 2006

Views: 2,941
Comments: 1

Favorited: 1
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Photo ID: 111664

This scale test car is being leased to Marathon Pulp

Railroad: Canadian Pacific Railway
Locomotive: scale test car
Location: Marathon, Ontario, Canada
Locomotive #: CP 420928, 420927
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: July 06, 2005


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By: Chris Wilson-CP 9102

Added: Jul 06, 2005

Views: 5,921
Comments: 0

Favorited: 2
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