Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Lost & Found - Huge Cotter Pin from West Virginia railroad

This cotter pin is huge and quite heavy, definitely old and and its a solid cast piece of iron. If anyone has any clue where exactly this part went on the freight cars would be psyched to know about it. Found it on the side of the tracks sticking out the dirt in Thurmond, West Virginia. Amazing little town in Thurmond, at its busiest it had around 20,000 residents and the only way in was by rail. Today it has about 4 people left.