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NS Scale Test car on the GRE

Unread postPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 3:51 pm
by kd_1014
Just was down at Ann St. today and I noticed an NS Scale Test car sitting in the back of track 3 of the GRE yard. Does anyone know why it's there? Are they doing testing on the line or something?

Re: NS Scale Test car on the GRE

Unread postPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:04 pm
by DaveO
kd_1014 wrote:Just was down at Ann St. today and I noticed an NS Scale Test car sitting in the back of track 3 of the GRE yard. Does anyone know why it's there? Are they doing testing on the line or something?

Scale test cars are used to calibrate/certify weigh scales. Does the GRE have a railcar weigh scale?

Re: NS Scale Test car on the GRE

Unread postPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:15 pm
by Raildudes dad
Goes to Amway. They have a scale they calibrate every so often.

Re: NS Scale Test car on the GRE

Unread postPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:28 pm
by MQT1223
Raildudes dad wrote:Goes to Amway. They have a scale they calibrate every so often.


Last time I saw that car was about 4 years ago. Not sure how often its calibrated but yeah they do bring it in every so often like you said.

Re: NS Scale Test car on the GRE

Unread postPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:33 pm
by kd_1014
MQT1223 wrote:
Raildudes dad wrote:Goes to Amway. They have a scale they calibrate every so often.


Last time I saw that car was about 4 years ago. Not sure how often its calibrated but yeah they do bring it in every so often like you said.


Did it go out today? I might go later tonight and take pictures of it if it's still there.

Re: NS Scale Test car on the GRE

Unread postPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:45 pm
by MQT1223
kd_1014 wrote:
MQT1223 wrote:
Raildudes dad wrote:Goes to Amway. They have a scale they calibrate every so often.


Last time I saw that car was about 4 years ago. Not sure how often its calibrated but yeah they do bring it in every so often like you said.


Did it go out today? I might go later tonight and take pictures of it if it's still there.


Best way to find out is to go down there.

Didn't know you were in town buddy.

Re: NS Scale Test car on the GRE

Unread postPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:01 pm
by Raildudes dad
Should be west of Alpine. GDLK stuffed the GRE yard at 5am this morning. GRE is still working on the interchange track today.

Re: NS Scale Test car on the GRE

Unread postPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:18 pm
by NS3322
Pics? Is this a small scale test car or a large one?

Re: NS Scale Test car on the GRE

Unread postPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:51 am
by kd_1014
NS3322 wrote:Pics? Is this a small scale test car or a large one?


Sorry don't have my own pics but I believe the number was NS 982570 if you want to google it

Re: NS Scale Test car on the GRE

Unread postPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:01 pm
by Super Chief
It's been up and down the Elk a few times. It's a small one.