SOMEHOW THIS DOES NOT LOOK RIGHT

I have driven by this spot many times, but recently I stopped to take a closer look at this misaligned section of track hoping to find a clue to the reason for the misalignment. No luck in this, instead, I discovered some split rails had been repaired by welding. I have looked at a lot of rail in my eighty one years and I never have seen such a repair as this. I feel certain rail repairs such as this is not allowed today and most likely not back then either. I did find the rail was rolled in 1909 by Colorado fuel and Iron (CF&I).

About THE OLD MACHINIST

I am 82 years old and wed for 65 years. I am a retired engineer and spent 35 years developing INS gyroscopes. I am a High School mentor in physics, mountaineer, model builder, machinist and have a degree in Physics. My interests include railroad history and photography, science history, cosmology, interesting people, and old engineering drawings. I place a high value on my friendships. I enjoy life and am looking forward to the future with my usual sense of anticipation and curiosity.
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