Open Thread: Disused Rail

Railroad ties (this picture was taken in America, thus American terminology) are those big honking wood things that make a railroad track a crosshatch or ladder instead of just two parallel lines.

The rails themselves don't actually sit on top of them so much as being on top of metal feet that in turn are on top of the ties, but it's still the case that the rails are touching something every time they cross over a tie, and what that means is variable oxidation patterns.

Thus the alternating rust colors.


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