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becker 12-30-2006 03:56 AM

From what I can find, this is the oldest rail so far seen at RP.net:


~Louis Becker

Mark Rosnick 12-31-2006 02:26 AM

Makes you wonder..if rails could talk the stories they could tell,

becker 12-31-2006 02:39 AM


Originally Posted by Mark Rosnick
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.

~Louis Becker

WisconsinCentral 12-31-2006 04:32 AM

Wow! That is pretty old! I seem to always stumble on old rail from 1923/4 and 1913 down at New Brighton.


Tåg 12-31-2006 09:20 AM

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!

tomt 01-03-2007 02:25 AM

was lookin at some yesterday- '1987'

Slopes09 01-13-2007 05:23 AM

There's some on the Argonne Branch from 1898, still sees a train a day every day except Saturday(usually) and Sunday.

IC 6071 01-14-2007 02:11 AM

We have an excursion railroad in Freeport which runs on track from 1894, and maybe even older. Here is a video clip of that railroad. This works best with a high speed connection:


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