Ma & Pa Railroad Heritage Village

Preservers of the Historic Ma & Pa Railroad

Ma & Pa Railroad Walking Tour - Scale House

Scale House

A farmer bringing his grain to sell would first have his loaded wagon weighed by the warehouse man on the large scale in the scale house directly across the road from the elevator. He would then cross the road, shovel the grain from his wagon into the hopper, and return to the scale house where his empty wagon would be weighed to determine the quantity of grain for which he should be paid.

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