Can I take this?

I found some steel that I'm sure comes from a railroad track but it looks like a chunk of rusted round stock (possibly a giant pin im not sure what it is) it's not attached to the railroad anymore and it was within my property line Is it illegal to take this? I'm wanting to see if I can salvage it and... show more I found some steel that I'm sure comes from a railroad track but it looks like a chunk of rusted round stock (possibly a giant pin im not sure what it is) it's not attached to the railroad anymore and it was within my property line

Is it illegal to take this? I'm wanting to see if I can salvage it and make something out it
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