PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD STANDARD SCALE HOUSE
"Scale Houses" were most often situated on the outskirts of railroad yards or junctions so that loaded freight cars could be weighed on their way out. Thery were also found at points where bulk shipments originated, such as large breweries, grain elevators and coal yards. A Weigh Scale Operator would man the measuring device located inside the building. The scale itself would be situated beneath the track that passed directly in front of the structure.
You and your family can enjoy these trips and events in 2014. All rides depart from and return to the Whippany Railway Museum site in Morris County, New Jersey:
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Since 1965 the Whippany Railway Museum is dedicated to Preserving the Heritage and History of the Railroads of New Jersey through the Restoration, Preservation, Interpretation and Operation of Historic Railroad Equipment and Artifacts from New Jersey and the immediate vicinity