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TOPIC: Railroad items
#131
Railroad items 8 Years, 6 Months ago  
Here are a couple of railroad date nails found in rotting ties. The railroads used them to see how long the ties had been in use. The number is the year they were pounded into the tie. The rails had been removed many years ago leaving just the ties in place.

I also found this key from a railroad switch lock. D.T. & I stands for "Detroit, Toledo, and Ironton" railway.

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#132
Re: Railroad items 8 Years, 6 Months ago  
switch lock key...
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#133
Re: Railroad items 8 Years, 6 Months ago  
backside of key...
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#134
Re: Railroad items 8 Years, 6 Months ago  
Very nice relics! I need some of those. I found a railroad lock once and gave it away to my hunting buddy. I wish I would have kept it. He passed away and I have no idea what happened to it. It was a nice one too. Large heart shaped lock with a keyhole protector that worked. I found it in a courthouse yard in Illinois way back when.
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#135
Re: Railroad items 8 Years, 6 Months ago  
The one I found was similar to this one. I'll see if I can contact Leonard's family and see if they still have it.

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#136
Re: Railroad items 8 Years, 6 Months ago  
love them spikes very cool!!!
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#139
Re: Railroad items 8 Years, 6 Months ago  
...I like the old Locks and all of the old RR stuff.....TS
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#284
Re: Railroad items 8 Years, 6 Months ago  
When I pulled this padlock out of the ground, I thought it was railroad related but I don't think it is. It has an 1892 patent stamp on the shackle and the lock appears to be solid brass. It cleaned up good.

Greg

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#285
Re: Railroad items 8 Years, 6 Months ago  
mspsarge wrote:
When I pulled this padlock out of the ground, I thought it was railroad related but I don't think it is. It has an 1892 patent stamp on the shackle and the lock appears to be solid brass. It cleaned up good.

Greg

That's a neat lock and a thrilling find I'm sure....
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