I was wondering if anybody knows what this piece of iron was used for? I am thinking either a railroad rail or a streetcar rail. There are no markings on the piece.
Brent Burger: It is a piece of rail for RR type traffic. Lots of other stuff uses it too …. cranes, etc. It could just he a cut off end. If it was used in a short length like this to span a rail gap on a railroad, it would be known as a "Dutchman".
John Wilson: This looks like a piece of rail that was cut off so that the remaining piece could be welded to another rail. Rail welds are not allowed to have any holes within 6 inches of the weld and this is why the ends are cropped off.
Jack Synder: No way of knowing who it was used by. It appears to be early ... possibly Canadian ? ... much of the Canuck rail was British made.
Thanks to Brent, Jack, and John for answering my question.