NS Scale Test car on the GRE

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NS Scale Test car on the GRE

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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?
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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?

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Goes to Amway. They have a scale they calibrate every so often.

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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.
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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.
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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.

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Should be west of Alpine. GDLK stuffed the GRE yard at 5am this morning. GRE is still working on the interchange track today.

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Pics? Is this a small scale test car or a large one?

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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
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It's been up and down the Elk a few times. It's a small one.

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