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 Post subject: Section of 65Lb. Rail..
PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2016 9:31 pm 

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I was given this piece of Rail from my Junior high school Asst. Principal, for doing some railing research in the BUFFALO, NY Area . the Date on thee rail is 1902!

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 Post subject: Re: Section of 65Lb. Rail..
PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2016 7:02 pm 

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I've got a four foot section of iron bridge type rail that is undated. However, the railroad historian that I acquired it from had documentation as to the location where it was recovered and I do have verified records of the railroad (Western and Atlantic Railroad of the State of Georgia) that document that iron bridge rail was the type used in the original construction of the railroad and that by the time that the Civil War broke out, less than half of the rail on the main line had been replaced with T rail. Thus, it is known that the rail dates from the period of 1849 to 1861.

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