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    Wonder how old the rail is? It looks cast from the fracture. I thought rails were cold rolled?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoosiersmoker View Post
    Wonder how old the rail is? It looks cast from the fracture. I thought rails were cold rolled?
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    This is a 1950 rail - I've attached a photo with full markings. As far as I know, rails were made of cast iron only until the second half of the 19th century. Then they were made from Hot Rolled Steel



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