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Date: 01/05/22 07:07
FCAB Chile rail section
Author: masterphots

I picked this up while shooting the train in the second photo.  A bit west of estacion O'Higgins on the mainline.   August 2018.   Talk about light rail,  probably dates back to 1920s or so.  There were a number of small rail segments like this scattered around the track.  This was the thinnest and lightest,  so threw it in the camera bag.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 01/05/22 12:25 by masterphots.






Date: 01/05/22 07:43
Re: FCAB Chile rail section
Author: retcsxcfm

Beautiful shot,Alan.


J.Oates



Date: 01/05/22 08:14
Re: FCAB Chile rail section
Author: cjvrr

Not only light weight, but severly worn too.   They got their money's worth out of that rail.



Date: 01/05/22 11:50
Re: FCAB Chile rail section
Author: PHall

Outside rail on a curve?



Date: 01/05/22 15:30
Re: FCAB Chile rail section
Author: jmt

The line through O'Higgins was converted from 30" to metre in the 1926 to 28 period
 



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Date: 01/08/22 10:59
Re: FCAB Chile rail section
Author: railstiesballast

Can you tell us the width of the base?
If not, the height of the rail?
The height has been worn down but the base only loses tiny amounts of metal due to corrosion so it is a better guide to finding what that rail section is.



Date: 01/13/22 15:07
Re: FCAB Chile rail section
Author: masterphots

Sorry for this delayed answer,  hadn't looked at this thread in awhile.  The base is 5 inches;  height is 5 1/2 inches;   the railhead from the vertical center line to the undamaged edge is 1 1/4 inch;   the railhead from vertical center line to the worn edge is  7/8 inch,  so about a half inch has worn away.

Hope this helps



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/13/22 15:08 by masterphots.



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