Author Topic: 2015 Fall Work Weekend  (Read 30414 times)

Ted Miles

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Re: 2015 Fall Work Weekend
« Reply #75 on: October 16, 2015, 11:11:08 PM »
Folks,
         What a wonderful photo replay of the Fall Work Weekend! I could almost hear the spike mauls at work. That is real narrow gauge construction; with no tie plates. and about the lightest rail I have ever seen outside of an amusement park.

What is it about 30 pounds per yard? Where did you find such small size rails?

Thanks for all the great work! Again!

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Philip Marshall

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Re: 2015 Fall Work Weekend
« Reply #76 on: October 16, 2015, 11:30:59 PM »
Hi Ted,

The light stuff is original 25-pound rail from the Kennebec Central RR.

Here are the markings on it. It was rolled in 1890 by the Pennsylvania Steel Co. (I believe the "45" would be the heat number for that year -- it's certainly not the weight!)

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