Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Question – Railroad Ties

From: "Michael Cody" mcody@rushmore.com

On many railroad ties there is stamp in the end, letters and number. What do these mean? Is there an internet site where a particular stamp can be checked to identify the stamp?


Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

From: "Thornton Waite"

The letters indicate the location where the tie was treated (I believe PHY was for Pocatello, Idaho), and the other date is, I believe, the date the tie was treated. It was by individual railroads, so I doubt there is a site with all of the initials.

[from the R&LHS Newsgroup.]

10/22/2006 9:21 AM  

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