Jun 03, 2012, 05:14 PM
B & O Railroad Button
Found this button about 6 inches down using the new CTX3030. I cleaned it with aluminum jelly and it cleaned up nicely. What's great about this find is both my great grandfather and grandfather retired from the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad.
Jun 03, 2012, 05:32 PM
Jun 03, 2012, 08:06 PM
Very nice RR button !!!!! congrats !!!
Jun 03, 2012, 08:21 PM
The button cleaned up well, Congrats on the find!
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Jun 03, 2012, 08:27 PM
Thanks. I was surprised how well it cleaned up also. I read Buckleboys post on cleaning and preserving buttons.
Originally Posted by ringfinder
Jun 03, 2012, 08:32 PM
That's a KEEPER RR3!! WTG, Quindy.
Everyone will make a good find on occasion. The challenge is to find CW relics consistently.
Jun 03, 2012, 08:49 PM
Neat old button
Jun 04, 2012, 02:42 AM
I like most Buttons, but Railway ones are some of my fav, as we get so few of them
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Jun 04, 2012, 05:42 AM
One man gathers what another man spills
Huh, you answered a question, or mystery, for that matter. My grandfather had one of these, among others, in an old box. He didn't work for the railroad, but I remember that exact button in the box. We could only look at them, not touch.
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Jun 04, 2012, 06:11 AM
I have been trying to do some research to figure the age of the button.
Originally Posted by littlebill31
Jun 04, 2012, 06:26 AM
If anyone lands on B&O Railroad you now get $25 unless you own more Railroads then it doubles!!!!
J/k - Very nice button
Jun 04, 2012, 07:25 AM
Jesus Christ is the REAL treasure to find!
That is an awesome button! No doubt, the B&O RR is one of the oldest RR's in America, and this is just another great relic rescued! That is beatiful! Congrats!
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Jun 04, 2012, 07:48 AM
Sweet button, congrats on the find.
Jun 04, 2012, 09:48 AM
Very cool button, I think that is the first R/R button I have seen. Congrats
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