From the agricultural to lumber, mining, recycling and chemical industries, rail transport plays a key role in the distribution of valuable resources throughout Canada. Ensuring accurate payloads not only complies with legal standards, but also helps maintain safe hauling conditions as well as overall loading efficiency. Not loading Rail cars efficiently could mean costly fines. Rail scales offer a convenient, durable, way to safely weigh rail cars quickly. Accurate Scale carries industry leading solutions that cab be manufactured to your exact needs. Learn more about Railroad scales  below.

We can custom build any combination of Railroad Scales that are A.R.E.A. compliant and Cooper rated. Scales that range from full length “Legal for Trade” Railroad scales to axle weigh scales.  Scales’ such as Railroad/Truck combinations offer the ability to weigh both Rail cars and Trucks on the same scale and be certified as per Measurement Canada guidelines.

Rice Lake Rail Scales

Accurate Scale is currently a leading distributor for Rice Lake products. Two popular models of rail scales are, the Railboss and Survivor Rail scales. Designed to be cost competitive, ultra-durable and extremely accurate, these scales make it easy to calculate your load. Model specific details are as follow:

RailBoss Rail Scales

Easy to install and ideal for weight verification that are non-NTEP, the RailBoss is powered by the simple to use RailBoss software. Standard features include:

  • 80,000 lb axle capacity
  • 320,000 lb full scale capacity
  • 40,000 lb rail section capacity
  • 90RE, 115RE or 132RE rail sections
  • 5ft. 10in. Rail sections, pre-drilled for joint bars.

Full Draft Package Includes

  • (8) 5ft. 10in. rail sections
  • 60ft. of connecting cable
  • Pre-drilled joint bars with connection hardware
  • (2) Rice Lake junction boxes with transient protection
  • 60ft. of homerun cable

Double Draft Packages

  • (4) 5ft. 10 in. Rail sections
  • 60ft. Of connecting cable
  • Pre-drilled joint bars with connection hardware
  • (1) Rice Lake junction box with transient protection
  • 60 ft of homerun cables


Load cells: 40,000 lb

Accuracy: ≤ 0.25% error typical, interchangeable with other gaged rail products

Full Scale Capacity: 320,000 lb

Axle Capacity: 80,000 lb

Survivor Rail Scales

Rugged and built for heavy duty applications, the Survivor uses Rice Lake’s best-in-class weighbridge design. The Survivor is high accuracy and legal for trade. Built to last, this product requires a variety of configurations.

To request more information about Accurate Scale’s inventory of Rail Scales as well as other products, contact our team today.