Re: Nails
Author: Dale Jones
Date: 06-18-2007 - 06:41

At least on the ROW I've walked in the Northwest, some of the wooden ties have the date stamped on the end or the top surface - sometimes. From the concrete ties I've seen - most of them have a "Born on Date" stamped on the tie, [8-01], or something like that.

Since I've seen date nails go back into the 50's in ties still in use - I think maybe the RR's figured out that if the tie looks worn-out regardless of the date it was put it, then they replace it, if it's still good - good. Maybe during the 1910's & 1920's when tie preservation techniques were being perfected it would have been good to know the "shelf life" of a RR tie. In reality, if a tie goes bad, it needs to be replaced regardless of the installation date.

Talk to ya later,
Dale Jones



Subject Written By Date/Time (PST)
  Nails almo 06-17-2007 - 01:44
  Re: Nails Dale Jones 06-17-2007 - 07:37
  Re: Nails rolland a. meyers 06-17-2007 - 15:51
  Re: Nails John McGaugh 06-17-2007 - 18:43
  Re: Nails rolland a. meyers 06-17-2007 - 20:08
  Re: Nails Mark Minckler 06-17-2007 - 19:52
  Re: Nails Dale Jones 06-17-2007 - 21:09
  Re: Nails almo 06-17-2007 - 22:29
  Re: Nails Dale Jones 06-18-2007 - 06:41
  Re: Nails Mike Huggins 06-18-2007 - 07:36
  Re: Nails rolland meyers 06-18-2007 - 08:26
  Re: Nails Mark Minckler 06-18-2007 - 10:36
  Re: Nails Tom H 06-18-2007 - 11:31
  Re: Nails Bolo Parker 06-18-2007 - 13:23
  bolo? cajon 06-19-2007 - 13:51
  Re: Nails rolland meyers 06-18-2007 - 12:36
  Re: Nails rolland meyers 06-18-2007 - 17:21
  Re: Nails hherjem 06-19-2007 - 21:35


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