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Railroad Spike and Connecter

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Title

Railroad Spike and Connecter

Description

The railroads were an extremely critical component of the iron mining industry. Large sized railroad spikes were used in railroad switches, as were the large metal connector plates. The large size of the spikes was desirable due to the intricate technology that allowed the cars to switch directions, which contained heavy moving parts. Large metal plates would anchor the switch equipment to the ground.

Creator

Kyle Gaffney

Source

Courtesy of the Chester Historical Society

Publisher

Courtesy of the Chester Historical Society

Date

1880

Contributor

Courtesy of the Chester Historical Society

Rights

Open Source

Format

JPEG

Type

Still Image

Coverage

1880-1900