Posted 2 years ago
As mentioned not too long ago when showing my little chunk of railroad track 'yard art' here:
this is a smaller (lighter?!) chunk of old track that currently hangs around at the shop collecting dust. (mostly) Someone went to a good bit of trouble cutting and grinding on it to actually craft it into a piece quite like a purpose made anvil, with flattened top and edges (including small surface holes in 3 diameters), one 'square' end, one 'pointed' end, and a 'base' which could be attached to a bench or work surface.
It is about 12-1/2" long and 5-1/2" high overall, its base measures about 5" x 8", and it only weighs 18 pounds or so. The only markings I can find on it look like a "U" and an "S" on one side, likely the only remains of some original foundry indication of who first made the track itself.