Sunday, October 07, 2007

Do any of you collect rail?

From: Wendell Huffman

I've just acquired 50-60 brand sections of 19th century iron and steel rail for the Nevada State Railroad Museum and am trying to identify a few of the rolling mills. I have some 35-pound (or so) iron rail branded MR, believed to be from the Nevada Central. And some CRMCo steel rail rolled in 1883. This was found close to the Central Pacific, but there is nothing identified on the CP in the 1887 report (which lists every foot of CP rail by maker and weight!) which can pass for C.R.M.Co. I wonder if it was UPRR, but have yet to find much about UP rail.

— Wendell

[from the R&LHS Newsgroup.]