Friday, June 12, 2009

"JOLIET 1886 V" rail

From: "Systems By Moltec"

Granddad had a piece of rail that was marked "JOLIET 1886 V". What is its history?


Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

From: "Wendell Huffman"

Rolled by the Illinois Steel Company at their Joliet rolling mill in May 1886. It should say "steel" on it if it isn't iron, but hard to imagine it is not steel in 1886. I'm surprised it doesn't have a weight and maybe a profile name on it as well. There is nothing else one can say from the brand alone. Knowing where it was found might tell you more, but you're guessing. You can weigh it to compute its weight – rail "weight" is an expression of pounds per yard.


6/13/2009 8:28 AM  
Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

From: "Systems By Moltec"
Subject: railroad rail

Thank you for your effort – I appricate the feedback.

I believe it came from the Laurel Montana railroad shop and weights 54 lbs/yd – I have a 34" piece.

—Harry Neeff

6/13/2009 3:46 PM  

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