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Scale test cars play an important role on any railroad. They make sure the scales used to weigh cars are properly calibrated, ensuring that the railroad doesn't over or under charge customers or violate any weight safety rules. Conrail used a number of converted cars and original cars in their fleet.
Location: York, PA   1980
HO Models: Walthers is very close, access hatch has been removed and welded shut.
Photo Online: June 2, 2005
CR 80011
CR 80011
Tom Wolfgang (37K)

A former NYC 885738 Flexi-Flo covered hopper lot 996-H converted into a scale test car. Was to be numbered PC 897738 before MoW service took it.
Location: Allentown, PA   199?
Photo Online: June 12, 1999
CR 80019
CR 80019
Lon Godshall (78K)

A converted scale test car.
Location: Altoona, PA   7-29-05
Photo Online: December 23, 2005
CR 80027
CR 80027
Mark MacDougall (122K)

Former PRR 257235 covered hopper turned into a scale test car and painted in the quality scheme.
Location: Reading, PA   199?
Photo Online: June 12, 1999
CR 80043 H34
CR 80043 H34
Lon Godshall (62K)

Former PRR 271995 covered hopper as a scale test car.
Location: Allentown, PA   199?
Photo Online: June 12, 1999
CR 80071 H37A
CR 80071 H37A
Lon Godshall (55K)

Another shot of 80071 above several years later.
Location: Altoona, PA   7-29-05
Photo Online: December 23, 2005
CR 80071 H37A
CR 80071 H37A
Mark MacDougall (130K)

Monitor scale test car sitting on track #80 in the class yard.
Location: Selkirk, NY   7-9-97
Photo Online: October 15, 1998
CR 80074
CR 80074
John C. Durant (56K)

Maxon scale test car in the consist or FRSE or BOSE.
Location: CP-SK (Selkirk, NY)   ?
Photo Online: October 15, 1998
CR 80092
CR 80092
John C. Durant (53K)

Maxon scale test car being used on the Green Mountain Railway in Vermont.
Location:Riverside (Bellows Falls), VT   1996
Photo Online: October 15, 1998
CR 80093
CR 80093
John Durant (81K)

Builder photo of CR 80093 taken outside Maxon just before delivery to Conrail.
Location: Unknown   12-77
Photo Online: June 4, 1999
CR 80093
CR 80093
John Durant (56K)

Another shot of the 80096 Maxon car above. Tom said this car often passed through Sayre during the early 1990s.
Location: Sayre, PA   1993
Photo Online: April 18, 2000
CR 80096
CR 80096
Tom Hannon (110K)

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