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06-23-2013, 11:21 PM
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On our way to a relic site, we walked down an old abandoned railroad tracks and pick these up on the way.


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06-23-2013, 11:48 PM
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Wow a hole hand full of them that's killer Ron . I have a few that I found over the years and always wondered if anyone else ever finds them . Gotta go dig through some of my Mason Jars that I keep my rust items in see if I can find em . Awesome history to these with some early dates there and you don't see them posted very often . Nice going ...
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06-24-2013, 06:37 AM
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Very cool, Ron! Where specifically would they use those on the railroad? Did you get all of those just this weekend? Nice score Yes

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06-24-2013, 04:32 PM
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When a treated railroad tie was used or replaced, a worker would hammer in a date nail. The nail corresponded with the year it was treated/repaired. Just a way to keep track of the ties longevity. Easy record keeping process to see the life span of a tie.

Date nails were also used on poles, mining timbers etc for record keeping purposes.

The section we walked was loaded with these. 3 of us got an equal pile. Probably 150 total. Dates range from 26-42. I did find a 60 but that was later and was on a tie that was being used as a fence post.
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06-24-2013, 09:43 PM
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Dang! That's the most date nails I've seen found.

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06-25-2013, 02:54 AM
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We left more than we found. I'll probably take my kids back there and let them "find" a few.
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06-27-2013, 10:52 PM
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I never knew what these thing were. Seen a few awhile back when I was walking the tracks looking for balls the kids had kicked over the fence at school.

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