Concrete Mile Posts ?
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Thu Jul 22 13:49:28 EDT 2021
I have no real clue. I know the standard drawing shows one thing, and your post another, so perhaps they were done according to the division standards. You can look at the early track charts or drawings and see that certain divisions showed the mileages from one point on one side and the other on the opposite side. Perhaps it was a divisional thing.
Since so much documentation is gone, we may never know.
The standard drawing attached L-142 is first dated May 29, 1916, was revised in September 30, 1926., and noted as issue 2, perhaps that was the change date.
Unfortunately, the motive power revision books do not give us the answer, as apparently the standards books came under the Chief Engineer’s office and a separate accounting, as there is no revision listed in the book for that date for L-142
It was further revised on January 19, 1961 with the location changed, and on August 19, 1963 with the luminous letters and numerals added, which obviously did not last long.
Wish I had a better answer, this came from my 1940 standards book, so it was the earliest I had. I’m sure there is a future revision on changing back from luminous paint, but I have to dig through the books to find a later one.
> On Jul 22, 2021, at 9:22 AM, NW Mailing List <nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org> wrote:
> The drawing that you linked specifies the same milepost on each side, so, it must be a newer revision than my milepost (which has since been donated to the Roanoke Chapter) with dual milepost numbers .
> My question is, when were the mileposts consolidated?
> Jimmy Lisle
> On 7/22/2021 9:06 AM, bigjim10 wrote:
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>> Subject: Re: Concrete Mile Posts ?
>> The first place would be search our archives.
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>> The first standard drawing is 1916, revised 1926 and later revised in the 1960s.
>> Where were they made, probably Roadway Material Yard in Roanoke. Best guess.
>> How much do they weight? A lot!
>> From what material were the earlier post made?
>> Probably wood is my guess, as they tend to look like that in the few photos that show a post. The VGN drawing specified yellow pine, and they began replacing them in the early 1930s.
>> Ken Miller
>>> On Jul 21, 2021, at 1:53 PM, NW Mailing List <nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org <mailto:nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org>> wrote:
>>> Anyone know the details concerning concrete Mile Posts?
>>> - When were they installed?
>>> - Where were they made?
>>> - How much do they weigh?
>>> - From what material were the earlier Mile Posts made?
>>> -- abram burnett
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