Day 152

Did you know?

August 25th, 2010

You can always tell how old a piece of rail is: it's written right on the side!


  1. Stephen says:

    Finally, another first post. Uh, one track mind?

  2. Terry from NJ says:

    Interesting, now I’m going to have to look at the tracks by my house.

    • Dorinda from Mentor, Oh. says:

      No, don’t you’ll get hit by a train. This shot should come with a warning label “please do not attempt this at home” lol. I don’t want to hear about any hobo’s from here getting run down by a train because they tried to do what Matt did.

  3. Dennis in MI says:

    Apparently placed in order to facilitate weed growth…

  4. katzien in austin says:

    They need to invent non-rusting iron. Now THAT would be something!

    • Norwood says:

      yeah, if they could do that then we could make kitchen sinks out of it. Or knives and forks & spoons, even pots and pans. if only we had these things now…….

  5. Barb V from Michigan says:

    Didn’t know that. Thanks, Matt!

  6. katzien in austin says:

    Now wait a minute…why does photo link backwards to Overgrowth??? It needs to link forward to Rockaway….

  7. Matt, you are suppose to be racing along the road! Instead you stop to look at railroad tracks? Well, glad you did. I didn’t know they had dates on them. You just keep on teaching us things…..

    • Karen says:

      That’s the beauty of this trip. No deadlines. Having time to stop and see when the rail road was made/laid.

  8. Dorinda from Mentor, Oh. says:

    Matt! You’re way to close to those rails man. You’ve got to be careful you don’t get hit. Hope they are tracks that aren’t used as much. And also, once again, there are those rails. You followed them your whole way. That would be something if you took them back to NY to see what was on that trail way.

  9. Lisa in Goldsboro NC says:

    Hobo’s like to hang around railroad tracks! Dunno why.

  10. someone says:

    Also, that first number is the rail’s weight per foot…..In this case, every foot is 136lbs. It may not be the first number for every manufacturer, but the weight is on each section/length of rail.

  11. That IS quite interesting…didn’t know that…but I DO know that we learn something new every day. Thanks Matt for another lesson. :)

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