Eye ball find from the lumbering era

pa plateau hiker

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Well, I set out yesterday up a large tributary run to take photos of water, snow and ice. I had walked a couple hundred yards and noticed a fresh washed out bank. I always check wash-outs because they are excellant places to find old items. Only after about 10 seconds of looking, I found a pin, of the link and pin train coupler kind. I figured, the heck with taking photos. I have enough water and snow pictures anyways and decided to look for more relics. After another 3/4 mile of searching in the water where a old logging railroad had been, I found a link. This link is bent, they are nornaly flat. I'm assuming two cars came together while connected together and bent the link View attachment single link.bmp View attachment links.bmp
 
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lumbercamp

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Pa plateau hiker, Three days and no comments on what I consider a fantastic find, especially for found finds. There are only a couple members of Tnet who are interested in old logging relics. The rest could care less, and have no interest in logging items. Don't ask me how I know. The early logging boom built towns, put down major railroad lines, millions of $$ were made, but no one wants to see old rusty logging relics. You will get more views and comments posting modern Lincoln pennies.
 

MNcoinhunter

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Nice find !! Lots of old logging sites and CCC camps up this way. You can follow the old RR grades for miles .. good stuff !
 

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Great finds, the old pin and chains are cool but were known for taking fingers when in use.
 

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