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Posted 3 years ago

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awolfe
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Before and after pics. Just found this old sign in a junk shop and spent a few hours removing the yellow paint. Can't seem to find any like it on the web. Does anyone know where it would have been used or its value?

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  1. lawat56 lawat56, 3 years ago
    SO THIS IS THE BEFOR AND AFTER PICS RIGHT, VERY NICE FIND,
    HERE IS WERE ONE SOLD SOMEWHERE AND WORTH POINT HAS SOME INFO ON IT BUT CAN'T SEE WHAT IT SOLD UNLESS YOU JOIN AND I AM NOT A MEMBER -- http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/union-pacific-railroad-railway-logo-pendleton
  2. lawat56 lawat56, 3 years ago
    I AM SORRY THIS FOR BLANKET NOT THE SIGN
  3. tikiray tikiray, 3 years ago
    It could have been on an actual train engine. We have one from a different RR and it came of the side of the engine.
  4. lawat56 lawat56, 3 years ago
    The Overland Route was a train route operated jointly by the Union Pacific Railroad and the Central Pacific Railroad / Southern Pacific Railroad, between Council Bluffs, Iowa / Omaha, Nebraska, and San Francisco, California over the grade of the First Transcontinental Railroad (aka the "Pacific Railroad") which had been opened on May 10, 1869. Passenger trains that operated over the line included the Overland Flyer, later renamed the Overland Limited, which also included a connection to Chicago. Although the passenger rail service is no longer in operation, the Overland Route remains a common name for the line from California to Chicago, now owned entirely by the Union Pacific.
  5. awolfe, 3 years ago
    We can find the history, but would this sign have been on an engine, a train car, a building? It was painted with a very heavy yellow automotive paint, which makes us think maybe the train car or building were painted over yellow for some reason.
  6. VikingFan82 VikingFan82, 3 years ago
    that many rivet holes prolly means it was probably fastened to steel.
  7. otisdog, 3 years ago
    It was probably fastened to a bridge...can't remember seeing any flat sheilds affixed to a train...those had some curvature to them. Wanna sell it?
  8. Chris, 3 years ago
    Hello, just wondering if you sold this sign yet? If you're interested, email me back. Thanks.
  9. Kevin, 3 years ago
    I have seen signs like that sell at auction for $400 to $700. When it ends up on eBay it sells for much more. Nice sign!!! Nice find!!!!!
  10. youngpicker96, 3 years ago
    How did you get the yellow paint off?

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