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Leasacks
10-19-2011, 11:51 PM
Railroading (http://www.railroadiana.org/hw/pgMarbles.php)

Anybody ever find these?

Bixel
10-20-2011, 01:52 AM
Yup, I have found them along the railways before, within the last few years as well.

I have heard stories of guys finding tons of them years ago on certain lines, etc.

RedGinger
10-20-2011, 12:28 PM
That's cool. I'll have to look for some.

Leasacks
10-20-2011, 05:12 PM
I know. I wish I had old rail lines to look for them around here. Nope.. all regional rail now. [:(]

RedGinger
10-20-2011, 07:13 PM
I don't know what we have here, but there are loud trains that go by every day and night. Years ago, all the old insulators were taken during the bottle craze of the 60's and 70's. There are some old trestles I know of, but they are underwater now.

Jim
10-21-2011, 08:48 PM
There are a lot of those around my area. The Pennsylvania Glass Sand Company was active in this area, and the PRR ran all around here. The marbles here are dark green. ~Jim

JOETHECROW
10-21-2011, 09:59 PM
Years ago, all the old insulators were taken during the bottle craze of the 60's and 70's.

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https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/4459/2AA123CB262B43E0AF25DA571EDE267E.jpg

JOETHECROW
10-21-2011, 10:03 PM
[;)]

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/4459/72115754B3D44DEAB93080D23BB73AD4.jpg

Rockhounder55
10-23-2011, 12:16 AM
Here's a marble I found along the old railroad grade that was originally built in 1868, and moved in 1903. It's pretty much out in the middle of nowhere. ~Mike

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/9792/DF265175DC8B4114825412F20028557E.jpg

Rockhounder55
10-23-2011, 12:17 AM
Another pic.

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/9792/2F07C99933C74A3EA429AE0FC50BFC2E.jpg

Rockhounder55
10-23-2011, 12:18 AM
And another.

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/9792/E4BC7ED7AEEE439488981572F96A848D.jpg

Poison_Us
10-23-2011, 09:39 AM
I had a couple of the RR marbles back when I was a young lad. My friend Robert would find them by the tracks by his house (Wiemar, CA.). I'm going to shoot him this article, he may find some interest in the story behind them. Wonder if he still has his? I know mine were lost over time...

Leasacks
10-26-2011, 06:13 PM
I know I've never actually seen them but they are much bigger than the average playing marble. I wonder how many marbles were made specifically for the use of moving crates out of the railroad cars?

Brains
10-27-2011, 12:20 AM
the trestles are underwater?
I've been on about all the railroads around here in central ohio, no marbles [:(][:(][:(][:(][:(][:(][:(]

glass man
10-28-2011, 12:58 AM
It would seem kids woulda known bout them and went gathering them up in days past when kids [even men played marbles in the 19th century/early 20th century] played marbles...my generation were maybe the last to play marbles...JAMIE