As raw materials prices escalate, fewer plants are willing to take the shipper's word about the weight of material moved in freight cars. Plant engineers can be confronted with installating a scale which can involve a mass of terms, data and competitive claims. The article outlines the two basic concepts of car weighing and a chart shows the various characteristics of both. The availability of specifications, the various factors which must be considered in preparing specifications, making installations and insuring proper in-service operation are discussed. A glossary of railroad track scale terms is part of the article.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Technical Publishing Company

    308 East James Street
    Barrington, IL  United States  60010
  • Authors:
    • Cameron, J F
  • Publication Date: 1975-10-16

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 144-147
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00129172
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 19 1976 12:00AM