Concrete Whistle Posts

NCHS83 Dec 10, 2018

  1. NCHS83

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    Does anyone know when the concrete whistle posts (you still see in some places) were installed???...I'm guessing early 20th century.... Thanks for the assist...
     
  2. Hardcoaler

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    Many railroads used them and in varying styles. Your guess is probably accurate, as widespread use of concrete became more prevalent in the teens. Of course they continued to be installed for many decades thereafter, probably into the 1950s.
     
  3. NCHS83

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    Thanks! That’s what I thought, but figured y’all would be more knowledgeable than I....The ones on the CSX A-line out of CHS looks as though they were installed in 40-50s...the ones on the NS line that follows Hwy 78 looks like they might be older... Hardcoaler, you’re always on it...
     
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  4. Akirasho

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    We have an extensive multi use path system in SW Ohio with much of it built on former right of ways and some of these relics (and other items) can still be found if you know to look.
     
  5. NCHS83

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    Thank You... I love seeing these "relics" still in use...
     
  6. Hardcoaler

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    I like this style of milepost too. In this case on the EJ&E at Barrington, IL as taken in my b&w days in the mid-1970s. To the south, Joliet is 49 Miles and it's 25 Miles north to the end of the line at Waukegan, IL.


    EJ&E Milepost - for upload.jpg
     
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  7. NCHS83

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    I've not seen any like that around here (SC). I do see posts that have numbers in the 300/400s on them. I've been told that is the distance between said spot and either Richmond VA or Wash DC... Dont know if tyhats true or not...
     
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  8. Hardcoaler

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    I think you're right. The mileposts on the former SAL and ACL mains are calculated from Richmond.
     
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