Can you ID this iron?

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Can you ID this iron?

Postby wooleybooger » Thu Nov 24, 2011 3:02 pm

Greetings - I commonly come across RR iron on an abandoned section of Santa Fe, Prescott, & Phoenix roadbed just north of Prescott Arizona. But I am at a loss as to what these pieces are... do you recognize what they are?

WB
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Re: Can you ID this iron?

Postby FMFan » Wed Nov 30, 2011 8:02 pm

look like rail anchors, placed on rail snug against the ties. Spikes keep rail in place and inhibit side-to-side and roll-over movement. Anchors keep rails "set" so it doesn't move in the direction parallel with rail

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