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Andrew Laverdiere

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railroad relic
« on: July 16, 2016, 01:30:57 PM »
My sister and I were poking around the ROW up in Dallas and I came across this.

James Patten

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Re: railroad relic
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2016, 03:34:33 PM »
Looks like a rivet.

Philip Marshall

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Re: railroad relic
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2016, 04:01:58 PM »
It's a track bolt. You can see the threads on the end, and it's oval in cross section just below the head (similar to a carriage bolt, but different) to fit in the oval holes in the joint bars so it doesn't turn when it's being tightened. I have one just like that I picked up on Sluice Hill a couple of years ago.