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Two  New York permant scales I remember from the mid '50s, one was on Rt 5 between St Johnsville and Little Falls on north side of highway in an area that was excavated when that piece of road was renewed. I'd be hauling logs to a veneer mill in Herkimer, and could bypass the scale  by running Rt. 5S from Fort Plain to Little Falls  ,   The 2nd permanent scale was on Rt. 20, memory a little sketchy, but east of Geneva-Waterloo-Seneca Falls area.    You have to visualize the wide level spots where they were.
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When I was still in High School I can remember riding down US 11 from Binghampton NY to Scranton PA before I-81 was built and the high railroad bridges. My first road job in the early 70's was hauling petroleum out of Syracuse with a coupe cab White 4000 tag axle, 220 and a 10 speed RR. I do not remember New York state have any permanent scales?? Lots of portables!! Especially in the spring when the frost came out of the roads. PA had one on US 11 & 15 well north of Harrisburg.

Brocky, You have been gone so long you forgot how to spell Binghamton! LOL! I had a White 9000 TD 220 Cummins 10 spd RR, made runs mostly from Oswego to Fairmont WVA. The last leg was cowpaths for sure.
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I don't remember any coop stories, but my dad told stories from the early 50s of local constables in Kentucky and Tennessee driving Cadillac squads because they made so much money for the town. $20 fine for a tail light that you saw him knock out with his billy club. If you chose to fight the ticket, there'd be an additional $200 court cost.


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I think it was in the early 1960s that New York closed all their state weigh stations. It seemed to me that the one at Silver Creek was always wire brushing the frame on my truck to check the serial number. New York's overload fines were nominal, $100, no matter how heavy you were.
 

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When I was still in High School I can remember riding down US 11 from Binghampton NY to Scranton PA before I-81 was built and the high railroad bridges. My first road job in the early 70's was hauling petroleum out of Syracuse with a coupe cab White 4000 tag axle, 220 and a 10 speed RR. I do not remember New York state have any permanent scales?? Lots of portables!! Especially in the spring when the frost came out of the roads. PA had one on US 11 & 15 well north of Harrisburg.


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When I was still in High School I can remember riding down US 11 from Binghampton NY to Scranton PA before I-81 was built and the high railroad bridges. My first road job in the early 70's was hauling petroleum out of Syracuse with a coupe cab White 4000 tag axle, 220 and a 10 speed RR. I do not remember New York state have any permanent scales?? Lots of portables!! Especially in the spring when the frost came out of the roads. PA had one on US 11 & 15 well north of Harrisburg.

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I drive US64 some times which is a two lane and in early sixtys when I first left home I knew were the scale house was on 64 in easter okla but now when I go down that road they are gone many years ago but it is so hard for me to think about a sale house being there on a evry narrow road.

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A much simpler time, Johnny law probly wasn't out to harass you, the 50 model Petebilt at best had a 200 in it so it wasn't a speed demon.
PIE did try some charger motors but the drivers promptly burnt them up, they thought they were still driving the 200's.http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/be273b94-386a-4d5f-9293-de4f.jpg


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