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Authentic NYC Subway Rail Bookends



Authentic NYC Subway Rail Bookends

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If you think subway rails are only useful so long as they are efficiently carrying urban travelers from point A to point B, well, you've been misinformed. It turns out that retired rails from the New York City MTA subway and train system are finding second homes as sets of bookends.

Authentic Subway Rail Bookends are made of solid, heavy-duty steel rails from the New York Metropolitan Transit Authority system, retired after 40 years of service. They have a patina of rust and show wear typical of used rail. We think this makes them more appealing, more evocative of their origin, and more decorative than foundry-fresh iron without a history of railroadiana. Their high-carbon steel is very hard, so it requires about an hour's work to cut and finish a set.

The rails are 100-pound stock, meaning a three-foot section weighs 100 pounds. Each set provides 2 six-inch-long bookends with a total weight of nearly 16 pounds, heavy enough to hold up your entire library.

Authentic NYC Subway Rail Bookends
Item #02294

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