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    Country kids playground

    These are in my sister's backyard for the kids to play on.
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    wish I was a Kid again
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    We have one of the old road graders down at the lower farm. Not near as good shape as that one
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    Looks like a fun playground.

    Did they use those old horse drawn graders to build roads for cars to drive on?

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    City kid's playground

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leo Voisine View Post
    ...Did they use those old horse drawn graders to build roads for cars to drive on?
    Not sure about that (they probably did), but the Baltimore & Ohio railroad used horsedrawn construction equipment to build/maintain their rail right-of-way clear up into the mid-1950s. Their maintenance teams always had several horsedrawn machines among the other equipment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim DeLaney View Post
    Not sure about that (they probably did), but the Baltimore & Ohio railroad used horsedrawn construction equipment to build/maintain their rail right-of-way clear up into the mid-1950s. Their maintenance teams always had several horsedrawn machines among the other equipment.
    My dad worked on the Katy line through our part of Texas back in the late '30's and early '40's... he used a device called a "Fresno" drawn behind a pair of mules to grade the road bed. He had to supply his own mules.
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