Sunday, July 06, 2008

Chatham Railroad Museum Spikes Donated


We are from New York State and have been visiting The Gibson Cottages for over 50 years at Eastham. Back in the 70's me and my son were walking the old railroad path which is now the Bike & Walk Path. This was when the old rails were removed but the old rotting ties were still there. We walked along the area by Depot Pond and discovered each tie had a two digit date spike,they were about 2" long.We pulled out over a dozen date spikes.One was dated in the late 1890's and the others dated from the 20's to the 40's. About four summers ago at the Old School House Museum in Eastham ,we met a lady who said she was associated with the Chatham Railway Museum.We asked her if she would be kind enough to deliver the rail spikes to the Chatham Railway Museum,she said she would.

I guess my question is; are they on display at the Museum?This summer we will be up at Eastham in August and will be visiting The Fish Pier and plan on visiting the Railway Mueum,for that reason it would be good to know if my Rail Spikes would be on display.

Don Cook

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