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    Some time ago I posted about a rail I found while bush hogging.

    finally got around to cutting it, hewre are the pics.
    There is a stamping on the side of the rail "850 OH Tennessee B 1910 "
    does this mean it was made in 1910 in Tennessee ?

    thanks for any input
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    Default Re: rail road rail

    OH is Ohio
    Quote Originally Posted by gumper48 View Post
    Some time ago I posted about a rail I found while bush hogging.

    finally got around to cutting it, hewre are the pics.
    There is a stamping on the side of the rail "850 OH Tennessee B 1910 "
    does this mean it was made in 1910 in Tennessee ?

    thanks for any input
    Keith





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    Not sure about the stamping, but it looks like you used the right tool for the job.

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    I'm not so sure that "O.H." stands for Ohio. looks to me like it was made in Tennessee and the OH is some designator along with that 850 number. Like 100 RA or 132 RE. The rail looks bigger than 85 lb. The profile looks taller. I bet there is some place on the web that could tell you. Then again, what do you care? You have what you need for your application.

    Note: I'd say that the side with green dot was the outside of the rail considering the lip.

    You got her cut. Looks good..... clean.

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    bigdad-
    We took a 3' piece of the rail and put it on a bathroom scale and it weighed 80 lb even.

    thanks for the comments
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    Cool. It's 80 lb.

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    So how long did it take to cut with that saw, looks like a 14" with abrasive wheel?
    I have a 12", you weren't bottoming out with the 14?

    Nice clean cut, at least we now know what the best tool for cutting in the field is. I've got a full length ~14' pc waiting for a project.
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    JB-
    It took about 5 min per cut.
    The wheel was 17 ".
    The clerk at the rental store had never heard of a rail being cut so he suggested I take 8 blades.
    It took only one blade, the last cut was finished by flipping the rail over to get the last bit.
    Below are a couple of pics to show where some of it will be used.
    I got a 3' piece two 5' pieces, two 6' pieces, and an 8'.
    The 8' will be used as a drag.
    Total time to cut was about 50 minutes, had to pay for a half day rental , $52.00.
    But it was or is worth it as I consider these pieces of rail a prized possession.

    thanks for the reply
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    very nice! we had a piece we made into a splitter years ago but bent it splitting sweet gum. had a big 20 ton cylindar (i think) on it. hooked to a JD 4240, that ole tuff sweet gum was just too much!

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    I work for Union Pacific and that is how we cut rail at work except we have an arm that attaches to the rail and to the saw to keep the saw straight. We can usually make about three cuts per blade. Just for information the rail is 85# made in March of 1910 and the lip is overflow on the inside where the train beats the metal down. I just thought I would shed some light.

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