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Streamside find

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I found this strange looking piece of metal that had become visible from stream erosion along the bank. It's about 4'-5' long, and that part on the left looks like it might have been a big leaf spring? It might be some sort of hitch to something? Any ideas?

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Posted on: 2013/6/10 9:27

Edited by wildtrout2 on 2013/6/10 9:46:57
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Re: Streamside find

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What part of the state was it found?

Posted on: 2013/6/10 11:03
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Re: Streamside find

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I was in Potter county when I came across it.

Posted on: 2013/6/10 11:19
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It's a piece of sandflea's old still !!!!!!!

Posted on: 2013/6/10 11:55


Re: Streamside find

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Something to do with the railroad?

Posted on: 2013/6/10 12:37
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Re: Streamside find

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That's a great thought Brad! I didn't consider it, but could this have been part of a small coal car in a mining operation? More specifically, I was in the Cross Fork area. I love finding things from the old days.

Posted on: 2013/6/10 13:27
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More likely it was from the old logging days. There were logging railroads built up along a great many streams and you can very often see the old logging rr grades.

I've seen a lot of old iron "stuff" out in the woods left lay there during the logging days.

There are people who have gone around with metal detectors and collected a lot of it, but you still see some laying around in the woods.



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Re: Streamside find

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That makes more sense TB. That area was better known for logging than coal.

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looks like an old logging era part... I still find old Sylvania light bulbs from a train crash along pine from the 40's... Have a nice collection of them.

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Re: Streamside find

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That looks like a tool I've seen hanging around rail yards, I think they used them for lifting the rails up ?

Posted on: 2013/6/10 21:14
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