Gage Calibration

Why You Need It, How To Get It Done, What Does It Cost

Why Do You Need to Calibrate Your Gages?

The best reason to have an effective gage verification program is to save money. Gages provide definition to your operation. What material do you use and what do you scrap. What material must be added to renew a contour. These are all money decisions that a profit driven organization should want to control. A non-conforming gage can be costly, sending good material to the scrap pile and junk to your best customer. Bottom line is that when you control your gages, you have taken a major step toward controlling your process and costs.

Three Simple Steps to Calibration


Write a Packing Slip

Include your full contact information. Purchase order information will be required before return shipment is made.


Securely Package

Pack up the gages that need to be calibrated and a printed list of all included gages.


Ship Gages

Winchester Industries, Inc.
106 John G. Groppo Drive,
Winsted, CT. 06098 USA.

Us Canada

Sending Gages for Recertification

It is recommended by the AAR that your internal quality system includes a process by which your gages are being periodically inspected and recertified for use.  One of the easiest ways to do that, is to send them back to Winchester Industries to be inspected and recertified.  Our prices are competitive and our turn around time is typically only 1-3 days for an average shipment of gages.

The cost for recertification is $25.00 per gage.  This does not include repairs or return shipping costs.  If a gage requires repairs, repair costs will be assessed on an “as needed” basis.  The $25.00 recertification cost still applies if your gage is found to be out of tolerance.

When packaging your gages, please be sure to securely box them.  Use plenty of tape and packing material.  Make sure to include your contact information, and a complete packing list in the box. If an item is lost in transit, a complete packing list will ensure that the missing item is identified quickly, and that will help you if you need to file an insurance claim for the missing item. If you have a purchase order, include it in the box. If paying by credit card, we will call you when the gages are complete for your card information.  

Once packaged, send your gages to:

Winchester Industries, Inc.

Attn: Gage Recertifications

106 John Groppo Dr.

Winsted, CT 06098

(860) 379-5336

Sending Gages for Recertification from outside the U.S.

In addition to the above steps, you’ll have to fill out a USMCA or Certificate of Origin, and a commercial invoice. Feel free to contact us if you need help with this.

The Harmonized Tariff Code for railroad gages is 9017.30.8000.

Make sure to indicate on your paperwork that the gages are being sent for “repair and return”, or you may be billed additional duties or taxes.

Make sure to indicate on your Bill of Lading that any duties or import fees are to be paid by the shipper.

The Federal Tax ID for Winchester Industries is 06-1211062.

If you have any additional questions, don’t hesitate to call, or email us at:

PHONE: (860) 379-5336


What Does It Cost?

Certification Charger

Certification Charge:

$25.00 Per Gage

Turn Around

Turn Around Time

Usually 24-48 hours

Connect With Us Today!

We’re confident that whatever your railway needs, we have a product or solution for you.