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What is this? Spotted along the ROW, seems to have a M or sideways 3 on it. Has an eye bolt at the top. Quite a few holes drilled through it as well. Old milemarker that had the number plate taken off?
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Looks a lot like the posts often used to mount electric boxes. More permanent and sturdy than a wooden post.
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Where is it?
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Along the old NYC right of way in Byron Center? Support for a phone box or support from something to do with rr highway crossing apparatus.
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It's just south of 76th st along GDLK near Byron Center. Could be a phone support stand maybe.
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not gr&i but b&m telephone box pictures
the top hardware would be for anchoring the line to the telephone/code line
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~Z~ wrote:
Fri Dec 22, 2023 4:32 pm
It's just south of 76th st along GDLK near Byron Center. Could be a phone support stand maybe.
Interesting find. Concrete posts were not a “standard” on the PRR, most of the drawings I have seen specify a wrought iron post.

I wonder if the post may have been installed during WW2 when steel was in short supply.

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This post in Jackson looks very similar
https://maps.app.goo.gl/1wMnYhtVmqSbcaqF8

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Michael wrote:
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This post in Jackson looks very similar
https://maps.app.goo.gl/1wMnYhtVmqSbcaqF8
Agreed - and looks about the same height as well.
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Someone posted a similar photo on Reddit asking what it was.
https://www.reddit.com/r/whatisthisthin ... _along_an/

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I found another one of those posts on the old NYC ROW south of Waldron.
https://maps.app.goo.gl/H1C98Fa1pHJMMhyWA

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Here is one along the old MCRR,
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Just south of 76th was the Block Limit Station called KARL. (For Carlisle). They had signage and a phone box there.
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