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Catalog Number 87.35.3
Object Name date nail
Description steel

REMARKS:Collection of nails with two digits stamped on top (representing last two digits in a year) that were nailed into the crossties of a railroad bed. The tie date nail showed the date of installation of the tie, so the age of the tie could be read. Collected by donor during his employment with SP RR in Southern Douglas County.
Date 1927-1927
Used Southern Pacific
Subjects Southern Pacific
crossties
Imagefile 027\87353.JPG