Tieplate recovered from Myersville


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Object Type

Track Component

H&FRHS Catalog ID

18.02.01

Credit Line

Dick & Gloria Phelps

Dimensions

8" x 10" x .5"

Storage Location

Hobbytown USA Window Exhibit

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Details

This tie plate was made to provide extra stability between the railroad rail and the wooden tie (or “sleeper”) that it was attached to.  Holes allowed for the placement of railroad spikes and were spaced to line up with the width of the rail itself.

Many railroads use these on every tie, however the H&F did not share this practice and only used these under turnouts and on sharp turns.