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  1. #1
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    Steam train journal box cover

    This is a journal box cover from a steam train that was found in my field approx. 6 inches down.Funny thing is we are 1/4 mile and across the river from the tracks,the field is also full of railroad spikes and assorted iron pieces,all between 5 an 7 inches deep.The journal box cover measures 8 inches long x 5 1/2 inches wide.I researched the railroad and the Rutland and Whitehall line was bought out in the early 1900's
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  2. #2
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    Nov 2008
    South Central Pa.
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    Re: Steam train journal box cover

    Hi, Its possible that one of the steam trains that passed by that area had a boiler explosion that could have sent parts of the train and pieces of the railroad that far Nice relic Thanks for sharing Paul
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    Re: Steam train journal box cover

    Quote Originally Posted by pganjon
    Hi, Its possible that one of the steam trains that passed by that area had a boiler explosion that could have sent parts of the train and pieces of the railroad that far Nice relic Thanks for sharing Paul
    hmm interesting,very possible

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    Mar 2008
    Boise, Idaho
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    Re: Steam train journal box cover

    That's a cool piece. I think those are worth some money to railroad collectors too. Nice job! Niffler

  5. #5
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    Oct 2011
    Hansen, Idaho
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    Re: Steam train journal box cover

    I was wondering the SAME thing!! "How on earth did that thing find it's way from the inside of a train, to the outside". Cool find!!

    DeJa

  6. #6
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    Oct 2011
    northern california
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    Re: Steam train journal box cover

    I worked for southern Pacific RR for 37 years and I have noticed where they have changed the tracks from one side of a river to te other any many places. Usually due to soil conditions and/or movement of the river. It is quite common in the past.

  7. #7
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    Jun 2011
    castleton vt.
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    Re: Steam train journal box cover

    Quote Originally Posted by walhooey
    I worked for southern Pacific RR for 37 years and I have noticed where they have changed the tracks from one side of a river to te other any many places. Usually due to soil conditions and/or movement of the river. It is quite common in the past.
    i never knew that, thanks.according ot the town records the tracks have always been there,maybe someone found it and dropped it,it was found where a lot of brick pieces and a ton of square nails were found.so who knows.

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    Re: Steam train journal box cover

    interesting find
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  9. #9
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    Texas
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    Re: Steam train journal box cover

    Maybe there was a trading post and river crossing close by.. Just a thought..

  10. #10
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    Jun 2011
    castleton vt.
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    Re: Steam train journal box cover

    Quote Originally Posted by Sonnydigs
    Maybe there was a trading post and river crossing close by.. Just a thought..
    very possible

  11. #11

    Apr 2003
    Alberta
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    Re: Steam train journal box cover

    Nicely done!

    All the best,

    Lanny
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  12. #12
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    Jun 2011
    castleton vt.
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    Re: Steam train journal box cover

    Quote Originally Posted by Lanny in AB
    Nicely done!

    All the best,

    Lanny
    thanks

  13. #13
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    May 2012
    Palmer, AK
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    great!

 

 

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