Item 500

Price Realized:  $19
Special Lot #33: Railroad Track Cleat
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Item: 500  Description: Special Lot 33: Railroad Track Cleat. This iron fixture would be spiked to a railroad tie snug up against the track to keep the rails from spreading apart. Normally, these are not embossed. This one is marked B. & O. R.R. See View 2. Theres a date at the bottom of the embossing below PAT. that seems to read 1881, but I cant quite make it out. My grandson found this discarded along an abandoned set of tracks near Prineville, Oregon while hunting insulators this spring. Measures about 6.5 by 6.5 and weighs over 5 pounds.
Estimate: $5 - $10  Open: $1
Price Realized:  $19