SPECIFYING RAILROAD TRACK SCALES

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  USA  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