diamond tie tags
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Wed Sep 6 12:32:17 EDT 2017
Those tags indicated the degrees of curvature in the track
From tangent one could start to string line the curve back to design
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> On Sep 5, 2017, at 1:50 PM, NW Mailing List <nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org> wrote:
> Was walking the Peavine the other day and noticed some diamond-shaped tags on some of the ties (photos attached). I saw one "series" starting at 0 and going up by increments of 1/2 ending at 3 1/2.
> The tags were placed on every 20th tie such that a 1/2 tag was on the 20th tie after the 0 tag and a 1 tag twenty ties later, etc. up to 3 1/2. I'm wondering at the purpose of "permanently" marking a series of groups of twenty ties.
> Anybody any knowledge or speculation on the purpose of these tags?
> Jim Cochran
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