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Might be a good one
Posted by: utmike
Date: May 01, 2018 12:10PM
Dug this Sunday at a ghost town that I've never done well at. The place seems to have an iron plate under it and good signals are few and far between. I was on my way to the truck ready to call it quits when this old RR tag popped up. Double sided!




Re: Might be a good one
Posted by: cz70pro
Date: May 01, 2018 02:40PM
That is a killer tag Mike. I would bet that it has some good value as well. Thanks for sharing that with us.

HH,
Greg

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Re: Might be a good one
Posted by: bootyhoundpa
Date: May 02, 2018 06:37PM
That is very interesting. . I assume all that info stamped on there is where connecting trains were boarded... i believe the LV,leh stands for Lehihg Valley railroad in Pennsylvania . .. awesome find... would really be cool if someone could figure out what all those abbreviations mean...

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Re: Might be a good one
Posted by: utmike
Date: May 02, 2018 07:38PM
You are correct. The Lehigh Valley Railroad and Denver and Rio Grande didn't have a direct line. The railroads that are stamped on the tag are: the New York Lake Erie and Western railroad, the New York Pennsylvania and Ohio Railroad, the Ohio and Mississippi Railway, the Chicago & Alton Railroad, and the Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe Railway. Each side of the tag is stamped in reverse order to show the progression of different railroads along the line.

When I dug it it still had the hook from the baggage attached to it. It rang up as a "large sounding" 12-38. I was thinking mason jar lid all the way...



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/02/2018 07:45PM by utmike.

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Re: Might be a good one
Posted by: bootyhoundpa
Date: May 03, 2018 04:59PM
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utmike
You are correct. The Lehigh Valley Railroad and Denver and Rio Grande didn't have a direct line. The railroads that are stamped on the tag are: the New York Lake Erie and Western railroad, the New York Pennsylvania and Ohio Railroad, the Ohio and Mississippi Railway, the Chicago & Alton Railroad, and the Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe Railway. Each side of the tag is stamped in reverse order to show the progression of different railroads along the line.

When I dug it it still had the hook from the baggage attached to it. It rang up as a "large sounding" 12-38. I was thinking mason jar lid all the way...
thanks for clarification on that....that little tag a few miles on it...that is so cool man...

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