Wagon weighing system for rapid installation

 

News article: Wagon weighing system for rapid installation

Schenck Process has obtained US legal-for-trade status for its MultiTrain LegalWeight in-motion wagon weighing system.

  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
Are rail weigh bridges still used in Australia ? 

I remember the weithbridge at Dublin for regular use as long as it was the TNT

Wagon weighing system for rapid installation

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  KRviator Moderator

Location: Up the front
Are rail weigh bridges still used in Australia ?

I remember the weithbridge at Dublin for regular use as long as it was the TNT

Wagon weighing system for rapid installation
freightgate
Certainly are. Dunno if they're used for intermodal traffic, but they're certainly used with/for mining traffic around the Hunter and other areas.
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Are rail weigh bridges still used in Australia ?

I remember the weithbridge at Dublin for regular use as long as it was the TNT

Wagon weighing system for rapid installation
freightgate
Where is/was Dublin in relation to TNT traffic, please?
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Are rail weigh bridges still used in Australia ?

I remember the weithbridge at Dublin for regular use as long as it was the TNT

Wagon weighing system for rapid installation
Certainly are. Dunno if they're used for intermodal traffic, but they're certainly used with/for mining traffic around the Hunter and other areas.
KRviator
These would be in motion digital I assume rather than the old fashioned mechanical weighbridges.
The benefit of the Schenck weighing system would appear to be the relative ease of installation in pretty much standard track?
  gordon_s1942 Chief Commissioner

Location: Central Tablelands of NSW
Much of the overloading of Coal trains was reduced by using overhead hoppers and fixed measures that scraped off any excess.

Coal trains leaving the Western Coalfields (Lithgow/Wallerawng) were always being complained about being overloaded by around 5 tonnes as the Coal was loaded off the ground using front end loaders.
None of the Loaders back then were fitted with any measuring devices and the nearest scales were at Balmain...

I would guess much of the amount of grains loaded is judged by the 'expert eye' of the hopper operator and the wagon would not be weighed until it was ready to be unloaded at the Docks pending overseas shipment, the same as Coal was until hopper loading became mandatory.
  KRviator Moderator

Location: Up the front
I would guess much of the amount of grains loaded is judged by the 'expert eye' of the hopper operator and the wagon would not be weighed until it was ready to be unloaded at the Docks pending overseas shipment, the same as Coal was until hopper loading became mandatory.
gordon_s1942
Not long after PN introduced the NGXH's three-packs, a rake was sent out to Walgett (think that was it...) whereupon they promptly loaded them to the gun'les as they did any other wheat wagon. No one told the loader operator to light-load these, as they were now 24 tonne gross or 6TAL too heavy for the return leg.

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