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    Default Railroad History Question - Civil War era tracks

    Hi - I am new to the group and just purchased a used model - MPCs "The General", a 1/25 scale 4-4-0 locomotive. The profile of the rail appears a bit unrealistic for the 1864 time. Does anyone have knowledge of track construction in the South in the early 1860s, specifically roadbed and rail height (profile) and material? Thanks

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    There are some Civil War RR photos at the bottom of this page.


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    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Edmonds (near Seattle), WA. USA


    Matthew Brady photographed the Civil War. I suggest you do an internet search of his name to look for his photos of railroads of the Civil War.
    Bill Anderson, Mile Post 18 regular

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