Old 12-30-2006, 02:56 AM   #1
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From what I can find, this is the oldest rail so far seen at RP.net:

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Old 12-31-2006, 01:26 AM   #2
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Makes you wonder..if rails could talk the stories they could tell,
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Old 12-31-2006, 01:39 AM   #3
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Makes you wonder..if rails could talk the stories they could tell,
I agree, but these rails wouldn't have much of one. They currently are and always have been the end of a 12 mile grain branch. Sadly, they will soon probably be up for abandonment

Hopefully they'll be moved elsewhere rather than scrapped.

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Old 12-31-2006, 03:32 AM   #4
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Wow! That is pretty old! I seem to always stumble on old rail from 1923/4 and 1913 down at New Brighton.

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Old 12-31-2006, 08:20 AM   #5
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We have some track near a grain elevator dated 1912-1916. In our Barnes yard I have seen track dated late 30s early 40s. I think Barnes was layed down during WW2. I sould check out some of the dates at Brooklyn. Brooklyn was layed down in the 1890s, and you know how SP liked to maintain its track.

I see those old dates like that and I think sheesh steam rolled over this stuff!
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Old 01-03-2007, 01:25 AM   #6
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was lookin at some yesterday- '1987'
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