They say you can't find insulators in the wild anymore. All 173 of these insulators were all found along the same railroad this past winter. Although very common to a long time collector like myself, to a beginner these would be a good start for a collection. This is also just part of the insulators that were found. Many more were found along a couple more railroads including the abandoned C&O Railroad. To me the best part of the hobby is being out in the fresh air on the hunt, which I've been doing for nearly 50 years now. A lot of these insulators will end up on the free tables at shows.