Posted 10/17/2020 19:15 (#8550623 - in reply to #8549315) Subject: RE: Railroad question
There is a large barrow pit out behind my barn. It supplied dirt (yellow clay) for a 1/4 mile each way. I spent a lot of time this summer hauling the south half of that right of way back out behind the barn where it came from. It was all the way across a bottom and I am going to farm it strait through, no more going around it. I would guess I moved around 8,000 yards.
This railroad was built around 1890 and there was one 'over flow" bridge that only the pilings were left. I was able to dig down beside them with the excavator and pull them out. They were just like new below ground and stunk so bad of creosote it would burn your eyes, could not believe it after 120 years, I cut them up and used them as corner posts.