Thursday, May 1, 2014

Piece of Rail

Cut this piece of rail with a torch out of a longer section at Withrow.  I then had Barnes Welding in Waterville cut clean ends.  I ran the brush grinder over it to clean all the rust off.  Tie plates and spike heads are all from the MB Line as well.  I will go back out and cut some short pieces of ties to finsh the dislplay.  This is 68 lb. rail manufactured by the Illinois Steel Co. in Oct. 1891.  Here is rail display I made a few years back and donated it to the Mansfield Museum.     

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