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Thread: 1st Railroad Date Nail 1928

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  1. #1
    us
    Feb 2010
    New Mexico
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    1st Railroad Date Nail 1928

    Here it is folks!

    My 1st RR date nail>>>>>>>from Santa Fe RR here in NM. Found in old RR bed that had been taken up, because the line went out of business. Date nail was found across from old RR Depot.
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    From Historic "Undetected" Estancia Valley...

    Good Hunting to all!

    Larry
    www.unitedstatestreasurehunters.webs.com

  2. #2
    us
    Apr 2009
    Othello, Wa.
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    Re: 1st Railroad Date Nail 1928 UPDATED WITH PHOTOS

    I have one from the old Milwaukee Rail line that went through here from 1909 to 1974. It is made from hardened copper. The trains were totally electric from here to Seattle. The Substation that produced the 3000 volts DC is only 7 miles from here. I am negotiating permission to hunt that property and I have permission to hunt a small township further down the line. The line was abandoned in 1974. The township consisted of a depot, a general store, a post office a one room school house and about 20 residences. The township is on private property and I have secured permission to hunt it to death. The township was abandoned in 1947. My nail is dated 1935(35). Just waiting for warmer weather. HH
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  3. #3
    us
    Feb 2010
    New Mexico
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    Re: 1st Railroad Date Nail 1928

    So are these things worth anything or just cool to collect
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    From Historic "Undetected" Estancia Valley...

    Good Hunting to all!

    Larry
    www.unitedstatestreasurehunters.webs.com

  4. #4
    us
    Apr 2009
    Othello, Wa.
    Whites Surf Pro PI, Whites M6
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    Re: 1st Railroad Date Nail 1928

    Quote Originally Posted by McIntosh
    So are these things worth anything or just cool to collect
    I have been told that Rail Spikes that are dated can be worth a tidy sum. I have seen spikes that were not dated and cleaned up go for $2.50 at Flea markets to people that like to collect this type thing. As far as the nails go, I have not tryed to sell the one I have. I am told that when I hunt that Township I should find a lot of them since this was a maintenance workers township. I think they are just cool to find and knowing that I hold a piece of my areas history in my hand is worth the finding. HH
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  5. #5
    us
    Nov 2008
    Seminole County, Ok.
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    Re: 1st Railroad Date Nail 1928

    I was at a flea mkt in McAlister, Ok. last fall and a lady had a basket of them, your choice $1.00
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  6. #6

    Nov 2018
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    Yes railroad nails are cool to collect but their price are high price 10 railroad nails not railroad spikes are worth $100
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  7. #7
    us
    Jan 2013
    Mississippi
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    Metal Detecting
    I work for a RR company, while looking for material in an old shed near an old unnamed depot I found boxes of unused date nails. They’re still there as far as I know. It’s my humble opinion but I just don’t think they’re that rare. (I suppose the older the better) I still see a good many of them in old abandoned sidings and turnouts. They are certainly cool collectibles though.
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  8. #8
    us
    Love to dig in the dirt

    Oct 2014
    Beautiful Montana
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    I’ve dug up so many spikes I lost count. But I wanna dig up nails with dates! Sounds much cooler!
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