May 30, 2012, 01:05 PM
Try hunting all the creek and river crossing along the route. I just recently dug a coin cache at an old homesite, which was about 50 yrds. From a RR bridge that crossed a creek. If the tracks were used durring the Civil War it's a good chance that they had pickets posted near them to protect them.
May 30, 2012 01:05 PM
Jun 02, 2012, 07:04 PM
I was also wondering about hunting along RR. I live in a very small town in Ohio and there was a depot built here in the 1850's. The tracks are long gone and theres plans to turn the route into "rails to trails" but theres still the old building and the route is clear. Anyone had any luck on RR?
Jun 02, 2012, 07:44 PM
Theres lots of rail road depo's around me some standing some torn down ...the problen is all the iron my detector cant handle it but if it could id be at some of these depo's
Jun 04, 2012, 07:40 AM
Jesus Christ is the REAL treasure to find!
As everyone else has said, most railroads are government property. You may want to check before going around them. Couple of guys who were just watching trains were asked to leave because it was gov. property.
Originally Posted by cam9457
I have many old rr's wher I live and I am just dying to hunt them, as there was a shop for steamers here but it's state property! I live along the old Southern Route, and have a passion for the Southern and dream of finding rr relics (huge trainnut here). I can't say so sure for you, but good luck, and let us know if you find anything!
Excuse me, cam9457, but I am extremely interested in the Norfolk Southern. I have a passion for the railroad and anything trains. I have checked the ns corporation website over and over again (nice website, btw) but can't find a contact email to get in touch about the possibilities of getting a job. I do not want to apply just yet, just talk to someone. I am a junior ( about to be a senior) in high school, but I'm 18. Is there any way you could possibly help me out? I appreciate all that ya'll do in order to keep Norfolk Southern's trains rolling and bringing new jobs. Thank you so much! I look forward to hearing back! (Oh, and by the way, Southern #630 will be here June 16-17! Cannot wait!) Thank you and God Bless!
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