Sunday, June 30, 2013

Georgia Railroad

I've been so caught up with the cards and letters of Annie & Walt that I have neglected to post about the Railroad stash I picked up at the same sale. The person who's estate was being sold had worked for the railroad (possibly beginning in the 40's) and there was a ton of old RR stuff. I fell in love with a box of old train locks but they were way to expensive for me (they were gorgeous) and I had to pass on them but kept digging around and what do you know I ended up buying another box of old paper. Lots of vintage Georgia RR envelopes, tags, time records and other old papers filled the box that I dragged up to the checkout. I also found an old railroad sign in the garage (it will look good with one I already have if I decide to keep it).

So here are my Railroad Finds:


















I think the tags and photos are my favorites!


19 comments:

  1. OH WOW......fabulous finds!

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  2. Very cool! My grandpa worked for the Northern Pacific RR. I love the trains. I wish I had a latern that he used. My boy cousin got it :(
    Love the sign too! Nice finds!
    Deb

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  3. I just happened across your blog & I'm so glad I did. I enjoyed reading your posts & finding someone that lives just an hour away!!
    Take care :)

    Shana,
    firefliesandbumblebees.blogspot.com

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  4. I just happened across your blog & I'm glad I did! I enjoyed reading your posts & I'm excited I finally found somebody even remotely close to my neck of the woods! We're about an hour away from each other.
    Take care & stay cool :)
    Shana,
    firefliesandbumblebees.blogspot.com

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  5. The tags are awesome! Tags are really in! I love the tracks sign too.

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  6. Wow, you hit the jackpot! I don't know if you sell any of your items or not, but I imagine those tags would sell fast, like crazy fast! They are really cool.

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  7. Another great lot of ephemera! Railroad buffs would love this group. I love the 3 tracks sign and the old photos.

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  8. Love what you got and am sorry you couldn't get the locks - I can picture how awesome they were! My dad worked for the railroad and I remember playing with those metal strips.

    I searched google and found some that sold on Ruby Lane - don't know for how much but they are "boxcar seals -- lightweight metal strips used to ensure security on ... are the only words I found.

    Thanks for the memory - my parents moved house once with all their belongings in a box car!

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  9. The photos are fabulous! Thanks so much for dropping by L'Heure Bleue At Home.

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  10. Wow the photos are bloody awesome and what a find

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  11. My son is obsessed with RR anything and would love this to no end. It was good to see more info on the Annie and Walt saga, too!

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  12. What wonderful finds with so much history behind them! Thanks for sharing them at Knick of Time Tuesday!

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  13. wonderful! Just liked your FB page too.

    blessings
    barb

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  14. I love you finds! My Grandson loves trains and it makes me look for fun things for him! Thanks for joining TTF this week.

    Linda

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  15. Great finds! I love things with history behind them!

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  16. What a great lot of items!!

    I must liked your Facebook page, maybe you'll do the same for me, JillsLittleBit

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  17. Oh, love it all! All of those tags and such will be so fun for creating. Love the metal sign too. I was hoping you had found an old railroad lantern. Love those! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann
    p.s. Did you find anymore out about Annie & Walt?

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