Monkey wrenching around

A quick estate sale stop didn’t yield a lot today, but I did pick up three wrenches.  Two were old Ford wrenches which will go with a couple I already have.

The third is a particularly nice pick up.  It is a L&N wrench.

The town where I live is an old L&N town.  The tracks aren’t nearly so busy these days but the sound of coal cars bumping one another will occasionally wake me at night.  Gone are the railroad buildings, the turntable, and even the L&N name.  CSX operates the track now and with coal’s decline you wonder if there will come a time when the tracks will lay empty.

While not a huge haul I’m pretty happy with my purchases.  These pieces represent two iconic companies who have been a big part in the history of transportation.

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