He returned the next morning at 2 o’clock. Wiswell and a friend who accompanied him, John Evans of Mountainside, N. Between and , railroads placed date nails in ties to keep a record of the life of the ties. Utility companies followed later with the use of date nails in their poles. The nailhead carries the date, often the last two figures of the year. Wiswell said. Some subway lines did also. I spotted some on the Astoria line in New York on the track on the way into the tunnel. Today, more than 5, people in the United States consider themselves datenail collectors, and there is a Texas Date Nail Collectors Association, formed in , with chapters scattered across the country.
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Authentic, railroad date nail cufflinks, for for a rustic retro look, yet elegant, The nail head is New York Central , Santa Fe Railroad –
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San Bernardino Sun, Volume 108, Number 109, 19 April 1981 — Page 27
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$ USD. Lot Of 10 Vintage Depression Era Railroad Tie Date Nails Dated · USA SANTA FE RAILROAD Date Nails (5 lbs). USA · SANTA FE.
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Western America Railroad Museum – Barstow, CA
Briefly, a date nail is a nail with the date stamped in its head. For example, a nail with a “41” is from Date nails were driven into railroad ties, bridge timbers, utility poles, mine props, and other wooden structures for record keeping purposes. I concentrate primarily on the nails used by railroads. Most date nails are steel, though many are copper, aluminum, malleable iron, or brass. The nail heads can be round, square, diamond, pentagon, as well as other rarer shapes.
Santa Fe Railroad Date Nails Set in a nice Wood frame .. Up for Auction is a Very Nice All are Santa Fe nail set, they are 2 1/2″x1/4 round Steel, Starting at a.
With that said it should come as no surprise to readers that I discovered another railroad museum. This is a small, almost mom-and-pop museum. Notice, the word afternoon. Yes, this was another bright southern California adventure. Several locomotives were outside in the yard. I stopped to photograph those first. The sun would only get brighter as the day wore on.
Best to do the outside work early. The above was shot right around noon on a day when temperatures reached degrees 38C. I added a golden tone to the photo to emphasize the warmth of the day! Railroads played a big part in the growth of southern California. Trains from the east crossed the Mojave Desert and stopped at Barstow. The Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe was king in this little town. Generations of local men made a living working for the Santa Fe.
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The Santa Fe is completed. s – Over railroads using date nails, peak of use – Date nail use ends. We use real antique railroad artifacts.
Click here to see what you are missing! The mid-sixties part I know, but specifically what year? Thanks in advance for your reply Wasn’t the year in which date nails were discontinued? Are there any Class 1 rialroads other than the Santa Fe where you can still pull 70 year old date nails out of ties on the main line? That kind of amazed me and spoke values about the priority the Santa Fe places on proper maintenance.
Railroadiana or railwayana refers to artifacts of currently or formerly operating railways around the world. Railroadiana can include items such as:. There are many more types of railroadiana available to the collector. Some railroadiana collectors include items in their collections as large as speeders or complete passenger cars.
Issue Date: 2/15/ Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad Timetable August 7, showing Newton as the end of the Date nails put.
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