two sets of train wheels -- southern wheel co savannah ga / decatur car wheel co
Welcome guest, is this your first visit?
Member
Discoveries
 
Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    us
    da book worm--researcher

    Feb 2007
    callahan,fl
    delta 4000 / ace 250 - used BH and many others too
    16,704
    3507 times
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    two sets of train wheels -- southern wheel co savannah ga / decatur car wheel co

    hummm these where turned in to the west nassau county historical assn group by a local doing some digging with a dozer ---they were found buried like giant mushrooms -- both wheels still on axels -- two of them -- the local club ask me to look em over -- I'm trying to find out their age -- maybe civil war related items (possible the wheels from the two flat cars burnt in the union raid on the town)-- or are they post civil war ?--- they are old just how old is the big question---going to check the gauge size tomorrow -- trying to see if I can find someone to check out the Decatur, Ga and Savannah,Ga --- places that made them and when they were in biz ---- Southern Wheel Company of Savannah , Ga ----Decatur Car Wheel Company of Decatur , Ga ---humm very intersting---

    due to help -- I found out more info from havard U--seems that the "southern wheel company" of georgia --on feb 1,1913 bought out the decatur car wheel company of alabama -- thus the "decatur wheels" must be of pre 1913 manufature -- found a listing of them listed in a bussiness referance book of iron product makers (1888) thus their being in bussiness during the civil war is very possible --- found a newspaper article dated march 12,1862 where they were talking about how Mr H A Cook of "southern wheel company" by means of a simple device was able to run his spidles to turn the wheels at 3 x the "normal" speed thus doubling their daily out put * --this means they were actively suppling war time train wheels to the south during the war thus its very possible that these might be the wheels of the civil war flatcar burnt during the war --

  2. #2
    us
    Hi, Hey, Hello

    Mar 2008
    Cape May, NJ
    Minelab ETRAC
    444
    9 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: two sets of train wheels -- southern wheel co savannah ga / decatur car wheel co

    Any pics Ivan?

  3. #3
    us
    da book worm--researcher

    Feb 2007
    callahan,fl
    delta 4000 / ace 250 - used BH and many others too
    16,704
    3507 times
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    Re: two sets of train wheels -- southern wheel co savannah ga / decatur car wheel co

    not yet there will be --got to get the camera from the wife-- Ivan

  4. #4
    us
    Dec 2004
    Troy X5
    7,130
    53 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: two sets of train wheels -- southern wheel co savannah ga / decatur car whee

    i have to break this in
    [img][/img]
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	this thread is useless.gif 
Views:	480 
Size:	41.6 KB 
ID:	208490  
    All animals are equal, but some are more equal then others. -George Orwell

  5. #5
    us
    Hunt, kneel, dig, pray

    Oct 2007
    Dayton, Oh
    Whites M-6 with Bullseye Pinpointer
    1,460
    14 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: two sets of train wheels -- southern wheel co savannah ga / decatur car wheel co

    Good research Ivan but no pics? You know we are starved for pics. I wonder if there are any old coins in the surrounding area from CW era?

    SKD
    ______________
    SoreKneesDayton
    Whites M-6

  6. #6
    us
    da book worm--researcher

    Feb 2007
    callahan,fl
    delta 4000 / ace 250 - used BH and many others too
    16,704
    3507 times
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    Re: two sets of train wheels -- southern wheel co savannah ga / decatur car wheel co

    welll got to get the camera from the wife -- takes awhile -- I plan to photograph them for you'll to see --I trying to find out exactly where these gems came from locally --because if they are indeed the "rail road iron" listed as the cargo of the flatcars that were burnt in the raid on the town --then there had to be union troops at the area where they buried them (to deny the confederates the chance to salvage the metal or try to use or reuse them in anyway the union forces buried them)--and thus there are chances for lost union uniform buttons that popped off (while they were digging the hole to bury these monsters-- the hole for one them would be a least 5 foot deep by about 4 foot around in size around and it would take a lot of men or horses to manhandle the wheels into the hole too cuz brother they ain't light) --- who knows possibly other CW items were dropped , or lost / left behind as well ---- Ivan ( yes I know "photos" you want lots of pretty pictures )

 

 

Home | Forum | Active Topics | What's New

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Search tags for this page

history of savannah ga southern wheel
,
salvaged train wheels georgia
,

southern wheel company

,
southern wheel company railroad
,
southern wheel train car
,
treasure hunters savannah ga rims
Click on a term to search for related topics.
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v4.3.0