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Front Side: Akron & Barberton Belt Railroad Back Side: Akron & Barberton Belt Railroad

Akron & Barberton Belt Railroad

Lock Set: 3 - A&BB brass switch lock set   Price: $145.00

The Akron & Barberton Belt Railroad was a switching railroad that was built to serve various industries around cities of Barberton and Akron in Ohio. The main purpose was to switch chemical cars for Pittsburgh Plate Glass, Babcox and Wilcox Companies as well as O.C. Barber's match works, all in Barberton. It was controlled by the "Akron-Canton & Youngstown, Baltimore & Ohio, Pennsylvania and Erie railroads.

Offering for sale is a Akron & Barberton Belt brass switch lock set. Forged by "Adlake," the back side of the lock is clearly stamped "A&BB". The spring drop is very
snug and has excellent spring action, the hasp opens and latches with ease. The lock is in excellent condition and still has its original chain. A very attractive brass lock set!

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Front Side: Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Back Side: Atlantic Coast Line Railroad

Atlantic Coast Line Railroad

Lock Set: 5 - ACL brass/steel switch lock set   Price: $150.00

The Atlantic Coast Line Railroad (reporting mark ACL) was a former U.S. Class I railroad from 1900 until 1967, when it merged with long-time rival Seaboard Air Line Railroad to form the Seaboard Coast Line Railroad. Much of the original ACL network has been part of CSX Transportation since 1986.

For 80 years young, Mother Nature has been good to this Atlantic Coast Line lock. The initials "ACL" are clearly stamped on the backside of the lock. Forged by "Adlake", the lock has an attractive brass hasp, which complements its steel body. The spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. The numerical numbers "336" are stamped under the drop cover, this states the lock was forged sometime during the "third quarter" of "1936." Sporting it's original chain, the lock is in excellent condition. A very handsome lock set!

The year 1936 saw the US construction of Hoover Dam completed. The Summer Olympics open in Berlin. At the Berlin Olympics, Jesse Owens, a black man from the United States, upsets Hitler by winning the 100-meter dash. The first superhero to wear a skin-tight costume and mask, The Phantom, makes his appearance in U.S. newspapers. In California, the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge opens to traffic. Richard Hauptmann, convicted of the Lindbergh kidnapping and murder in 1932, is executed by electrocution in New Jersey State Prison.

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Atlantic Coast Line Railroad

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Lock Set: 6 - ACL signal box brass lock set 1   Price: $50.00

The Atlantic Coast Line Railroad (reporting mark ACL) was a former U. S. Class I railroad from 1900 until 1967, when it merged with long-time rival Seaboard Air Line Railroad to form the Seaboard Coast Line Railroad. Much of the original ACL network has been part of CSX Transportation since 1986.

This "Atlantic Coast Line" brass signal lock was well utilized on the ACL and still work's great. Adding some character, the lock has a few dings, only to be over shadowed by it's body's dark patina. There is no visible foundry stamp, a guess would be "Yale" forged. Lock is in excellent working condition, it opens and latches with ease. The key is not the original. A great all around utility lock!

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Front Side: Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Back Side: Atlantic Coast Line Railroad

Atlantic Coast Line Railroad

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Lock Set: 7 - ACL signal box brass lock set 2   Price: $75.00

You have to admire the great art work stamped on this terrific looking ACL signal lock. The lock is forged by the "Corbin Cabinet Lock Co."
In excellent condition, it opens and latches with ease. Key shown, is not the original. Another nice all around utility lock!

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Front Side: Alton & Southern Railroad Back Side: Alton & Southern Railroad

Alton & Southern Railroad

Lock Set: 8 - A&S brass switch lock set   Price: $145.00

The Alton & Southern Railroad was formed in 1910, and in 1913 it absorbed the Denverside Connecting Railway (founded in 1910), and the Alton & Southern Railway (founded in 1911). The company was operated as a subsidiary of the Aluminum Ore Company, which was itself a subsidiary of the Aluminum Company of America (Alcoa), to serve the Bayer process bauxite-to-alumina refinery at Alorton, Illinois. Alcoa sold the line to the Missouri Pacific Railroad and Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW) in 1968, and it was reorganized as the Alton & Southern Railway. In 1972, CNW's share was sold to the St. Louis Southwestern Railway. In 1982, the Union Pacific Railroad (UP) took ownership of the Missouri Pacific share and then became full owner in 1996 with the acquisition of SSW parent Southern Pacific Transportation Company. The Alton & Southern is still a legally separate entity but is wholly owned by UP.

Offering for sale is a pristine "Adlake," all brass Alton & Southern lock set. The initials "A&S RR" are clearly stamped on the back.
The spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. The attractive "Fraim" forged key, displays a very nice set.

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Front Side: Atchison-Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad Back Side: Atchison-Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad

Atchison-Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad

Lock Set: 10 - AT&SF signal box locks   Price: $14.00 each or 2 for $25

All cleaned up and ready to use, is this pair of "Raco" Atchison-Topeka & Santa Fe signal locks. Although it may look like silver paint on the locks, it is actually Mother Nature's weathering that has eroded the protective top layer of soft aluminum thereby, exposing the lock's true steel patina. "ATSF" is clearly stamped on the bottom casing of each lock. A very compact secure lock that works great!

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Front Side: Atchison-Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad Back Side: Atchison-Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad

Atchison-Topeka & Santa Fe Railway

Lock Set: 11 - AT&SF derail steel switch lock & brass key set 1   Price: $145.00

The Atchison-Topeka & Santa Fe Railway (reporting mark ATSF), often abbreviated as Santa Fe or AT&SF, was one of the larger railroads in the United States. Chartered in February 1859, the railroad reached the Kansas-Colorado border in 1873 and Pueblo, Colorado, in 1876. To create a demand for its services, the railroad set up real estate offices and sold farm land from the land grants that it was awarded by Congress. Despite the name, its main line never served Santa Fe, New Mexico, as the terrain was too difficult; the town ultimately was reached by a branch line from Lamy.

A perfect marriage lock and key set for sale is this "Adlake" steel, "Atchison-Topeka & Santa Fe" derail lock set. The back side of the lock is clearly stamped "AT&SF D." The spring drop is very snug and has excellent spring action, the hasp opens and latches with ease. The year "77" is stamped on the back upper left rivet. The lock still has it's original chain attached. The matching AT&SF brass derail key make this set a perfect marriage.

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Front Side: Atchison-Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Back Side: Atchison-Topeka & Santa Fe Railway

Atchison-Topeka & Santa Fe Railway

Lock Set: 12 - AT&SF steel switch lock & brass key set 2   Price: $165.00

Offering for sale for the first time is a very attractive AT&SF "Slaymaker" steel switch lock set. The initials "AT&SF" are clearly stamped on the front shackle and the year "1961" on the back. The brass rivets and natural patina, complement the overall appearance of the lock. The spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. The steel keeper for the locks' original chain is mobile and not rusted in place. The matching Slaymake AT&SF brass key make this set a perfect marriage.

John F. Kennedy was sworn in as the 35th president on January 20, 1961 while the Russian's Sputnik 9 put a dog into orbit. President Kennedy announces before a special joint session of Congress his goal to put a man on the Moon before the end of the decade. In sports, Floyd Patterson KOs Ingemar Johansson in 6 for heavyweight boxing championship.

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Front Side: Atchison-Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Back Side: Atchison-Topeka & Santa Fe Railway

Atchison-Topeka & Santa Fe Railway

Lock Set: 13 - AT&SF steel switch lock & brass key set 3   Price: $145.00

Yet another AT&SF for sale is this steel "Adlake" lock set. The initials "AT&SF" are clearly stamped on the back. The spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. The year "74" is stamped on the back upper left rivet. The lock still has it's very clean and like new original chain attached. The matching AT&SF brass key make this another fine set to own.

In 1974 Richard Nixon becomes the first President of the United States to resign from office, an action taken to avoid being removed by impeachment and conviction in response to his role in the Watergate scandal. In baseball, Hank Aaron of the Atlanta Braves breaks Babe Ruth's home run record, by hitting his 715th career home run off Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Al Downing at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium.

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Front Side: Atchison-Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Back Side: Atchison-Topeka & Santa Fe Railway

Atchison-Topeka & Santa Fe Railway

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Lock Set: 14 - AT&SF steel switch lock & brass key set 4   Price: $115.00

Hello Keyline collectors, offering for sale is a AT&SF steel switch lock. The initials "AT&SF RY S" are clearly stamped on the back. In excellent condition, the spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. Although there are only two links of chain attached, the matching AT&SF Keyline brass key make this another fine set to own.

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Front Side: Atchison-Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad Back Side: Atchison-Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad

Atchison-Topeka & Santa Fe Railway

Lock Set: 15 - AT&SF general purpose steel lock sets (3 available)   Price: $85.00

For sale is a general purpose Atchison-Topeka & Santa Fe steel lock and key set. The initials are clearly stamped "AT&SF" on the front hasp. The spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. There is no visible foundry stamp, my guess would be "Yale" forged. Although the key is not stamped Santa Fe, the key code on the key matches the code number on the hasp. This is a nice small lock that can be utilized in many ways around your home. It's worth mentioning, that this style of lock, no matter from what railroad, are the most difficult to find keys for. This lock has the correct number on key and the hasp, which are rare to find. The other two AT&SF lock sets I have for sale, are similar in every way with the exception, the key codes do not match. All 3 locks have their original chains and are in good condition. The 2 locks (links below), work just fine with the generic keys. I will offer free delivery to any person in the U.S. that purchases all 3 locks.

Set 2-frontside | Set 2-backside| Set 3-frontside | Set 3-backside

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Front Side: Atchison-Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad Back Side: Atchison-Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad

Atchison-Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad

SOLD - AT&SF brass switch lock set   Price: $595.00

Pleased to offer for sale is this rare AT&SF brass lock set. Clearly stamped "AT&SF" on the front side hasp, the hasp opens and latches with ease. Forged by the Slaymaker/Barry Co., the reverse side of the hasp has the S/B stamp trademark. Characteristically, considering the locks' age, it has seen many years of service. Over the years, Mother Nature has produced a natural dark brown patina, which enhances the beauty of the lock. The spring drop is very snug. Important to mention, key code number "2" is stamped on the the hasp. The key is a number "1" but still operates the lock perfectly. The irony, I have in my possession a AT&SF number 3, 4, and 5 key. The lock and key have been wed so long, it must be the set's destiny to be sold that way. As shown, the lock still has it's original chain. A superb (ca. 1800), rare set to own!

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Front Side: Atlanta & West Point Railroad Back Side: Atlanta & West Point Railroad

Atlanta & West Point Railroad

Lock Set: 18 - A&WP brass switch lock set   Price: $125.00

The Atlanta and West Point Railroad was a railroad in the U.S. state of Georgia, forming the east portion of the Atlanta-Selma West Point Route. The Atlanta & West Point name ended in June 1986, when the railroad company was absorbed by the Seaboard System.

Pleased to be offering for sale is this Atlanta & West Point cast brass lock. The front of the hasp is clearly stamped "A&WP." Forged by the "J.H. Climax Co.," the spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. Over the years, Mother Nature has produced a natural dark brown patina. The lock still has it's original chain attached and includes two unmarked brass keys.

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Front Side: Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Back Side: Baltimore & Ohio Railroad

Baltimore & Ohio Railroad

Lock Set: 20 - B&O steel switch lock & brass key   Price: $110.00

The Chesapeake and Ohio Railway took financial control of the B&O in 1963. The B&O already had a controlling interest in the Western Maryland Railway. In 1973 the three railroads were brought together under one corporate identity, the Chessie System, although they continued to operate as separate railroads.

Like new! Offering for sale is a Baltimore & Ohio steel switch lock set. "Adlake" forged, the initials "B&O R.R." are clearly stamped on the back along with a year date rivet "78." The spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. Sporting it's original chain, this B&O lock is in excellent condition and includes the handsome B&O brass stamped key.

In the year 1978, the Japanese car imports account for half the US import market following the energy crisis and increase in fuel prices that fuels demand for economy cars. Cardinal Karol Wojtyla becomes Pope John Paul II. Illinois Bell Company introduces first ever Cellular Mobile Phone System. For collectors my age, Federal Reserve interest rates year end = 11.75%. Blast from the past; a 8 track player retails for $169.00. How many clunky 8 track tapes did your machine eat and spit out!

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Front Side: Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Back Side: Baltimore & Ohio Railroad

Baltimore & Ohio Railroad

Lock Set: 21 - B&O brass switch lock set 1  Price: $125.00

It is now part of the CSX Transportation (CSX) network, and includes the oldest operational railroad bridge in the USA. The B&O also included the Leiper Railroad, the first permanent horse-drawn railroad in the U.S. In later years, B&O advertising carried the motto: "Linking 13 Great States with the Nation." Part of the B&O Railroad's immortality has come from being one of the four featured railroads on the U.S. version of the board game Monopoly, but it is the only railroad on the board which did not serve Atlantic City, New Jersey, directly.

For sale is a "Fraim/Slaymaker" forged lock. This handsome dark brass lock is clearly stamped "B&O R.R." on the face of the lock. The spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. Sporting it's original chain, this B&O lock is in excellent condition and includes the very nicely stamped B&O key.

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Front Side: Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Back Side: Baltimore & Ohio Railroad

Baltimore & Ohio Railroad

Lock Set: 22 - B&O brass switch lock set 2   Price: $125.00

For sale is a Baltimore & Ohio brass lock. The initials are clearly stamped "B&O R.R." on the front body. Forged by the "Fraim/Slaymaker Company," the lock, like most, has seen service. The locks' two-tone patina enhances the rugged beauty of the lock. The spring drop cover slides a bit high on the bottom but is still snug with good spring action. Lock opens and latches with ease and has it's original 8 inch spike chain. The attractive elongated barrel B&O stamped key is included. A very nice set.

Early engineering - when construction began on the B&O in the 1820s, railroad engineering was in its infancy. Unsure exactly which materials would suffice, the B&O erred on the side of sturdiness and built many of its early structures of granite. Even the track bed to which iron strap rail was affixed consisted of the stone.

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Front Side: Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Back Side: Baltimore & Ohio Railroad

Baltimore & Ohio Railroad

Lock Set: 23 - B&O yellow brass switch lock set 3   Price: $100.00

Another fine Baltimore & Ohio brass lock for sale, is this one. Forged by the "Fraim/Slaymaker Company." The lock still has it's original long spike chain. Like different switch keys, each brass lock has its own natural shade of patina. The spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. Over the years, Mother Nature has produced a natural two-tone patina, which enhances the beauty of the lock! Most likely caused by age and repetitive use, you need to pull up on the hasp while turning the key. A very nice lock with a very nice key.

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Front Side: Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Back Side: Baltimore & Ohio Railroad

Baltimore & Ohio Railroad

Lock Set: 24 - B&O brass switch lock set 4   Price: $125.00

Yet another fine Baltimore & Ohio brass lock for sale, is this one. Forged by the "Fraim/Slaymaker Company". The lock still has it's original long spike chain. The spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. Over the years, Mother Nature has produced a natural dark brown patina, which enhances the beauty of the lock. A great looking set!

In 1843, Congress appropriated $30,000 for construction of an experimental 38-mile (61 km) telegraph line between Washington, D.C., and Baltimore along the B&O's right-of-way. The B&O approved the project with the agreement that the railroad would have free use of the line upon its completion. An impressive demonstration occurred on May 1, 1844, when news of the Whig Party's nomination of Henry Clay for U.S. President was telegraphed from the party's convention in Baltimore to the Capitol Building in Washington. On May 24, 1844, the line was officially opened as Samuel F. B. Morse sent his famous words "What hath God wrought" from the B&O's Mount Clare station to the Capitol Building along the wire.

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Front Side: Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Back Side: Baltimore & Ohio Railroad

Baltimore & Ohio Railroad

Lock Set: 25 - B&O brass switch lock set 5   Price: $175.00

A handsome lock set for sale is this "Slaymaker" forged, Baltimore & Ohio brass lock set. The lock has been well taken care of and is in excellent condition. The Slaymaker arrow insignia is stamped on the front and the lock still sports its orginal chain. The spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. Over the years, Mother Nature has produced a natural dark patina, which enhances the beauty of the lock. A true marriage, the lock includes the attractive Slaymaker B&O brass key. A very nice rarity!

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Front Side: Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Rip Track Back Side: Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Rip Track

Baltimore & Ohio Railroad

Lock Set: 26 - B&O rip track steel switch lock & brass key   Price: $125.00

For sale, hard to find B&O repair track lock set. "Slaymaker" forged, the spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. "B&O RT" is clearly stamped on the front of the hasp. My birth year, "1952," is stamped on the back of the hasp. The brass rivets complement the overall appearance of the lock. Tempted to keep this set for my own collection, the lock includes the matching brass B&O RT stamped key. A very nice set!

In 1952, America is six years into the "baby boomer" era, the "Today Show" premieres with Dave Garroway & Jack Lescoulie on NBC-TV. 1952 also saw the 1st landing by an airplane at the North Pole. In sports, Rocky Marciano KOs Jersey Joe Walcott in 13 for heavyweight boxing title.

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Front Side: Bangor & Aroostook Railroad Back Side: Bangor & Aroostook Railroad

Bangor & Aroostook Railroad

Lock Set: 28 - BAR steel switch lock & brass key   Price: $145.00

The Bangor & Aroostook Railroad (reporting mark BAR) was a United States railroad company that brought rail service to Aroostook County in northern Maine. Brightly painted BAR box cars attracted national attention in the 1950s. First-generation diesel locomotives operated on BAR until they were museum pieces. The economic downturn of the 1980s coupled with the departure of heavy industry from northern Maine forced the railroad to seek a buyer and end operations in 2003.

Here is a lock set from the Bangor & Aroostook Railroad, a popular line with easterners. A fine set it is too, the spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. "BAR" is clearly stamped on the front of the hasp. There are no foundry stamp marks, a guess would be "Slaymaker" forged. The brass rivets complement the clean appearance of the lock's body. The brass BAR stamped key is an original. A great addition for your collection.

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Front Side: Chicago Belt Railroad Back Side: Chicago Belt Railroad

Belt Railway of Chicago

Lock Set: 29 - Belt steel switch lock & brass key   Price: $75.00

The Belt Railroad located on the southwest side of Chicago, is a major automated hump yard for all Class 1 "owning" railroads. Forged by "Adlake Co.," this steel Belt lock is in excellent condition. Along with a year date rivet "88," the name "Belt" is clearly stamped on the back. The spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. Includes the original brass Belt stamped key.

Here at home in 1988, Chicago gives Cubs right to install lights & play up to 18 night games. Jose Canseco is baseball's 1st to steal 40 bases & hit 40 HRs. Donald Trump bills Mike Tyson $2,000,000 for 4 month advisory service! Had to mention this one, Lori Davis of Long Island sues Mike Tyson for grabbing her buttocks!

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Front Side: Bessemer & Lake Erie Railroad Back Side: Bessemer & Lake Erie Railroad

Bessemer & Lake Erie Railroad

SOLD - B&LE brass lock set   Price: $375.00

FIRST TIME OFFERING: For sale is a rare, beautifully forged Bessemer & Lake Erie brass lock set. Forged by the Ames Sword Company, the lock is in excellent condition. The drop cover is very snug and has excellent spring action, the hasp opens and latches with ease. This is no ordinary utility or mail bag lock. Your average Adlake steel switch lock and key weighs 13.2 ounces. This B&LE lock set weighs in at 1 pound 2oz. and stands 4 inches tall. Pictures shown do not reflect the actual size of this relic! The lock still sports its original chain and the butterfly key is stamped B&LE. I would date this lock set to the very early 1900 period. A rare and handsome lock set!

Ames Manufacturing Company was a manufacturer of swords, tools and cutlery in Chicopee, Massachusetts, as well as an iron and bronze foundry. They were a major provider of side arms, swords, light artillery, and heavy ordnance for the Union in the Civil War. They also forged a number of bronze statuary which can be found throughout New England. Upon the secession of the South, the Union lost access to their southern arsenals. Therefore, independent arms manufacturers were crucial to the success of the Union army. Ames was one of the Union's most important manufacturers of side arms, swords, and light artillery, and the third largest producer of heavy ordnance.

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Front Side: Burlington Northern Railroad Back Side: Burlington Northern Railroad

Burlington Northern Railroad

Lock Set: 32 - BN steel switch lock & brass key   Price: $95.00

The Burlington Northern Railroad was the product of a March 2, 1970, merger of four major railroads; the Great Northern Railway, Northern Pacific Railway, Spokane-Portland & Seattle Railway and the Chicago-Burlington & Quincy Railroad, as well as a few small jointly owned subsidiaries owned by the four. The merged railroad was initially going to be called "Great Northern Pacific & Burlington Lines."

For sale is a great looking Burlington Northern lock set. "Adlake" forged, the initials "BN" are clearly stamped on the back along with a date year rivet "76." The spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. The lock has its original spike chain, which hardly seems weathered. A handsome set! Includes the stamped BN brass key.

Notable events 1976: Conrail (Consolidated Rails Corporation) is formed by the U.S. government, to take control of 13 major Northeast Class-1 railroads that had filed for bankruptcy protection. Conrail takes control at midnight, as a government-owned and operated railroad until 1986, when it is sold to the public. United States Bicentennial: From coast to coast, the United States celebrates the 200th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. Apple Computer Company is formed by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. In sports, the Cincinnati Reds sweep the NY Yankees to win the World Series.

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Front Side: Burlington Northern Railroad Back Side: Burlington Northern Railroad

Burlington Northern Railroad

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4Lock Set: 33 - BN brass/steel switch lock set   Price: $145.00

The Burlington Northern Railroad was the product of a March 2, 1970, merger of four major railroads; the Great Northern Railway, Northern Pacific Railway, Spokane-Portland & Seattle Railway and the Chicago-Burlington & Quincy Railroad, as well as a few small jointly owned subsidiaries owned by the four. The merged railroad was initially going to be called "Great Northern Pacific & Burlington Lines."

For sale is a very attractive "Keyline" forged steel and brass lock set. Still sporting it's original spike chain, the initials "BN INC" are clearly stamped on the back. The lock is in excellent condition, the spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. A rarity, this lock was well taken care of, on and off the BN. The matching Keyline brass key = a handsome marriage lock set!

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Front Side: Burlington Route Railroad Back Side: Burlington Route Railroad

Burlington Route Railroad

aka  Chicago-Burlington & Quincy

Lock Set: 34 - Burlington Route steel switch lock & brass key   Price: $175.00

The Chicago-Burlington & Quincy Railroad (reporting mark CBQ) was a railroad that operated in the Midwestern United States. Commonly referred to as the Burlington or "Q."

For sale is a handsome Burlington Route steel switch lock set. "Adlake" forged, the initials "BR" are clearly stamped on the back of the lock. Stamped on the front hasp are the initials "CS 4S." For it's age, the lock is in excellent condition, the spring drop is very snug and the hasp has great spring action. The lock has it's original 8" chain attached. The matching A&W Burlington Route key make this set a perfect marriage. Nice Q lock sets like this set are difficult to find.

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Front Side: CB&Q Railroad Back Side: CB&Q Railroad

Chicago-Burlington & Quincy Railroad

Lock Set: 35 - CB&Q (2) brass signal lock sets   Price: $125.00

Offering for sale is a great pair of brass CB&Q signal lock sets. Pertaining to both lock sets; the initials are clearly stamped "CB&Q RR" on the front hasp. Although there are no foundry stamps, as communicated to me via email by Hansel's grandson - Jim, the locks were forged by the Hansel Mfg. Co. Both locks are in great shape, the spring drop is very snug and the hasp opens and latches with ease. The butterfly steel keys are interchangeable and work great with either lock. Compared to switch locks, mid size locks are more versatile to utilize around your home such as, front and back yard gates. A handsome pair!

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Front Side: Cedar River Railroad Back Side: Cedar River Railroad

Cedar River Railroad

Lock Set: 37 - Cedar River steel switch lock & brass key   Price: $125.00

A rarity for sale is a Cedar River Railroad steel lock set. "Keyline" forged, the initials "CEDR" are clearly stamped on the back. The drop cover is very snug and has excellent spring action, it opens latches with ease. Still sporting it's original chain, the lock is in superb condition and includes the original matching Cedar River stamped brass key.

The Cedar River Railroad is a shortline subsidiary of the Canadian National Railway that operates on former Illinois Central Gulf Railroad trackage. In 1991, the railroad was formed as a reorganization of the bankrupt Cedar Valley Railroad, which had begun operations in 1984. It was owned by the Chicago Central and Pacific Railroad, itself an ICG spin-off that was reacquired by the successor Illinois Central Railroad in 1996.

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Front Side: Central of Georgia Railroad Back Side: Central of Georgia Railroad

Central of Georgia Railroad

Lock Set: 38 - C of G steel switch lock & brass key   Price: $165.00

The Central of Georgia Railway (reporting mark CG) started as the Central Rail Road and Canal Company in 1833. As a way to better attract investment capital, the railroad changed its name to Central Rail Road and Banking Company of Georgia. This railroad was constructed to join the Macon and Western Railroad at Macon, Georgia, and run to Savannah.

A great looking lock set for sale is this C of G steel "Adlake". The initials "CofGA" are clearly stamped on the back. The drop cover is very snug and has excellent spring action, it opens latches with ease. The numerical numbers "362" are stamped under the drop cover, this states the lock was forged sometime during the "third quarter" of "1962." Still sporting it's original chain, the lock is in superb condition and includes the handsome CofG brass key.

In 1962 the United States Navy SEALs are established and John Glenn is 1st American to orbit Earth (Friendship 7). President Kennedy begins blockade of Cuba by banning all Cuban imports and exports. Marilyn Monroe is found dead at age 36 from "acute barbiturate poisoning". In sports, Jackie Robinson is 1st African American elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame. Bob Feller is also elected. Wilt Chamberlain scores 100 points in a single NBA basketball game.

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Front Side: Canadian National Railroad Back Side: Canadian National Railroad

Canadian National Railroad

Lock Set: 39 - CNR steel switch lock & brass key   Price: $85.00

Canadian National Railways, incorporated June 6, 1919, is the longest railway system in North America, controlling more than 30,000 km of track in Canada and the United States. Now known as Canadian National (CN), the former Crown corporation expanded its holdings to include marine operations, hotels, telecommunications and resource industries.

For sale is a steel "Mitchell" Canadian National Railroad lock and brass key. The lock is in good condition, the spring drop is very snug and the hasp opens and latches with ease. The original CNR brass key make this an attractive set.

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Front Side: Cincinnati-Hamilton & Dayton Railroad Back Side: Cincinnati-Hamilton & Dayton Railroad

Cincinnati-Hamilton & Dayton Railroad

SOLD - CH&D brass switch lock set   Price: $145.00

The Cincinnati-Hamilton & Dayton Railroad (CH&D) was a railroad based in the U.S. state of Ohio that existed between its incorporation on March 2, 1846, and its acquisition by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in December 1917. (This railroad should not be confused with the Cincinnati-Hamilton & Dayton Railway, an Ohio interurban of exactly the same name which existed between 1926 and 1930.) It was originally chartered to build from Cincinnati to Hamilton, Ohio, and then to Dayton, a distance of 59 mi (95 km); further construction and acquisition extended the railroad, and by 1902 it owned or controlled 640 mi (1,030 km) of railroad.

For sale is a Cincinnati-Hamilton & Dayton Railroad brass switch lock set. Over the years, Mother Nature has produced a natural dark brown patina, which enhances the beauty of the lock! There is no visible foundry stamp, Adlake forged would be my guess. Celebrating it's centennial age, the lock is in good condition, the spring drop is very snug and the hasp opens and latches with ease. The original CH&D brass key make this another attractive marriage set.

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Front Side: Big Four Railroad Back Side: Big Four Railroad

Chicago-Cleveland-Cincinnati & St. Louis Railroad

Lock Set: 42 - Big Four brass switch lock set   Price: $125.00

The CCC&StL, also known as the "Big Four Railroad," was a railroad company in the Midwestern United States. It operated in affiliation with the "New York Central System." Its primary routes were in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio. The oldest predecessor of the Big Four (and a comparatively late addition to it) was the "Mad River & Lake Erie Railroad."

A popular railroad lock for sale is this all brass Big Four lock set. Forged by the "Adams & Westlake Co.," the lock is in good condition. The hasps on these Big Four locks are top heavy; to unlock, you must lift up on the hasp while turning the key. A relic in its own right, the A&W dark brass key make this another handsome lock set to own.

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Chicago-Cleveland-Cincinnati & St. Louis Railroad

Lock Set: 43 - Big Four wrought iron steel lock set   Price: $325.00

FIRST TIME OFFERING: For sale is a rare - early 1900 Chicago-Cleveland-Cincinnati & St. Louis Railroad wrought iron steel "Moon" lock set. Forged by the "Corbin Lock Co.," its drop cover is very snug and has excellent spring action; the hasp opens and latches with ease. Over the years, Mother Nature has produced a natural dark patina, which enhances the beauty of the lock. Your average Adlake steel switch lock and key weighs 13.2 ounces. This Big Four steel lock set weighs in at 1 pound 12oz. and stands 5 inches tall. This is one heavy duty lock, (not a later-lighter Moon lock), with a 5/8" thick hasp. The matching steel Moon key is stamped with the "CCC&STL" initials. Pictures shown do not reflect the actual size of this beauty! The lock has been well taken care of and is in excellent condition. It's original steel chain attached, this is one handsome Big Four lock set.

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Front Side: Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad Back Side: Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad

Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad

SOLD - C&O steel switch lock set 1   Price: $95.00

Eventually merged into the CSX, this steel "Adlake" Chesapeake & Ohio lock is clearly stamped "C&O" on the back. The numerical numbers "437" are stamped under the drop cover, this states the lock was forged sometime during the "fourth quarter" of "1937." The front side of the lock, exposed to the outside elements of Mother Nature, has produced a natural dark black patina, which greatly enhances the beauty of the lock! The drop cover is very snug and has excellent spring action. The lock opens and latches with ease, plus it has it's original chain attached. The matching C&O brass key make this a very handsome set.

The year 1937 had many notable mentions. To name a few, Amelia Earhart and co-pilot Fred Noonan vanish over the Pacific Ocean. The dirigible "Hindenburg" explodes at Lakehurst, N.J., killing 36 (May 6). Japan invades China, conquers most of coastal area. Walt Disney's first full-length animated feature, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, hits theaters and becomes an instant classic. The Golden Gate Bridge is completed. The 1937 World Series featured the defending champion New York Yankees and the New York Giants in a rematch of the 1936 Series. The Yankees won in five games, for their second championship in a row and their sixth in fifteen years.

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Front Side: Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad Back Side: Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad

Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad

Lock Set: 45 - C&O steel switch lock & brass key set   Price: $100.00

The Chesapeake & Ohio Railway was a Class I railroad formed in 1869. Led by industrialist C. P. Huntington, it reached from Virginia's capital city of Richmond to the Ohio River by 1873, where the railroad town (and later city) of Huntington, West Virginia was named for him.

Offering for sale is this steel Chesapeake & Ohio "Adlake" lock. The initials "C&O" are clearly stamped on the back. The numerical numbers "252" are stamped under the drop cover, this states the lock was forged sometime during the "second quarter" of "1952." The drop cover is very snug and has excellent spring action. This lock opens latches with ease and has it's original chain. Includes a very nice "Fraim" forged C&O stamped key. Another nice set!

In 1952, despite the war in Korea, Americans considered themselves to be prospering with average worker earning $3,400 per year, a college teacher could expect to earn $5,100 per year . Three out of 5 families owned a car, 2 out of 3 families now had a telephone, 1 in 3 homes had a television. The average woman in America would be married by 20 years of age looking forward to raising a family but few continued with a career after children were born. Fast Food restaurants were growing in popularity, but the scourge of Polio hit many thousands of families ( 50,000 estimated ). Many more cars in America were now fitted with automatic gearboxes and gas cost 25 cents per gallon.

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Front Side: Chicago & Eastern Illinois Railroad Back Side: Chicago & Eastern Illinois Railroad

Chicago & Eastern Illinois Railroad

Lock Set: 46 - C&EI steel switch lock set   Price: $100.00

Offering for sale is an attractive "Chicago & Eastern Illinois" lock set. Gobbled up by the MoPac, which itself was was fed to the hungry giant Union Pacific, the initials "C&EI" are clearly stamped on the back. The spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. The numerical numbers "157" are stamped under the drop cover, this states the lock was forged sometime during the "first quarter" of "1957." The A&W steel key, which is older than the lock, make this a handsome lock set. A must for Union Pacific collectors!

In 1957, Ford Motor Co introduces the Edsel, NYC ends trolley car service, and "Blondie" situation comedy premieres on NBC TV (later on CBS). CBS & NBC expand network news from 15 to 30 minutes. The TV fall lineup included the debut "Judy Garland Show" on CBS. In sports, Sandy Koufax is unanimous winner of Cy Young Award. On July 26th, 1957 our greatest generation saw Mickey Mantle hit career HR #200.

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Front Side: Chicago & Eastern Illinois Railroad Back Side: Chicago & Eastern Illinois Railroad

Chicago & Eastern Illinois Railroad

Lock Set: 47 - C&EI brass switch lock set   Price: $145.00

The Chicago & Eastern Illinois Railroad (reporting mark CEI) was a Class I railroad that linked Chicago to southern Illinois, St. Louis, and Evansville. Founded in 1877, it grew aggressively and stayed relatively strong throughout the Great Depression and two World Wars before being purchased by the Missouri Pacific Railroad and the Louisville & Nashville Railroad. MoPac merged the C&EI corporate entity in 1976 and was later acquired itself by the Union Pacific Railroad.

For sale is this handsome C&EI brass lock. The initials "C&EI RR" are clearly stamped on the front hasp and "S" stamped on the reverse side. There is no visible foundry stamp, a guess would be "Hansel" forged. Along with it's original chain, the light brass C&EI key complements the lock's dark brass color and it's drop cover. The lock has excellent spring action. The spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. A unique and handsome brass lock set.

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Front Side: Chicago Great Western Railroad Back Side: Chicago Great Western Railroad

Chicago Great Western Railroad

Lock Set: 48 - CGW steel switch lock & brass key   Price: $135.00

The Chicago Great Western was headquartered in Minnesota, first in Brainerd, then in Saint Paul. It had a tumultuous financial history; the NP merged with other lines in 1970 to form the Burlington Northern Railroad, which became BNSF Railway in 1996.

First time offering a Chicago Great Western steel switch lock set. "Adlake" forged, the initials "CGW" are clearly stamped on the back. The spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. The numerical numbers "249" are stamped under the drop cover; this states the lock was forged sometime during the "second quarter" of "1949." The lock has it's original spike chain attached and includes the CGW brass stamped key.

People living in the year 1951 experienced the firing of General Douglas MacArthur by President Truman for comments about using nuclear weapons on China. The Twenty-second Amendment to the United States Constitution, limiting Presidents to two terms, is ratified. Paralleling today's tulmultous times; in art imitating life, 20th Century Fox releases the Robert Wise science fiction film, The Day the Earth Stood Still. In sports, on March 2, 1951, the first NBA All-Star Game of basketball is played in the Boston Garden.

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Front Side: Chicago & Illinois Midland Railroad Back Side: Chicago & Illinois Midland Railroad

Chicago & Illinois Midland Railroad

Lock Set: 49 - C&IM steel switch lock & brass key   Price: $95.00

The Illinois & Midland Railroad (reporting mark IMRR) is a railroad in the U.S. state of Illinois, serving Peoria, Springfield and Taylorville. Until 1996, when Genesee & Wyoming Inc. bought it, the company was named the Chicago & Illinois Midland Railway (reporting mark CIM). It was once a Class I railroad, specializing in the hauling of coal.

For sale is a steel "Adlake" Chicago & Illinois Midland railroad lock. The initials "C&IM" are clearly stamped on the back. The spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens with ease but you need to turn the key and push down on the hasp to latch. The numerical numbers "461" are stamped under the drop cover, this states the lock was forged sometime during the "fourth quarter" of "1961." With its natural dark patina the lock shows well. A odd pairing but still a very nice lock and key set.

In the year 1961, the 1st episode of "Dick Van Dyke Show" is filmed and CBS radio cancels Gunsmoke.
Bobby Darin is youngest performer to headline a TV special on NBC. In sports, Roger Maris hits 29th & 30th en route to 61 homers.

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Front Side: Chicago-Indianapolis & Louisville Railroad Back Side: Chicago-Indianapolis & Louisville Railroad

Chicago-Indianapolis & Louisville Railroad

aka  Monon Railroad

Lock Set: 50 - CI&L brass switch lock set   Price: $395.00

The Monon Railroad (reporting mark MON), also known as the Chicago-Indianapolis & Louisville Railway (reporting mark CIL) from 1897 to 1956, was an American railroad that operated almost entirely within the state of Indiana. The Monon was merged into the Louisville & Nashville Railroad in 1971, and much of the former Monon right of way is owned today by CSX Transportation.

Like "new" and for sale, is a heart shaped all brass CI&L lock. In superb condition, the lock was forged by the "Dayton Mfg. Co.". "CI&L RR" is clearly stamped on the lock's face. The lock is in excellent working condition. The spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. Over the years, Mother Nature has produced a natural tri-color brown patina, which enhances the beauty of the lock. It's original spike chain is attached. A real beauty of a lock, which includes the very handsome C&IL stamped key.

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Front Side: Chicago-Milwaukee St.Paul & Pacific Railroad Back Side: Chicago-Milwaukee St.Paul & Pacific Railroad

Chicago-Milwaukee St.Paul & Pacific Railroad

Lock Set: 52 - Milwaukee brass switch lock set   Price: $85.00

The Chicago-Milwaukee St.Paul & Pacific Railroad (commonly known as The Milwaukee Road) (reporting mark MILW), was a Class I railroad that operated in the Midwest and Northwest of the United States from 1847 until 1980, when its Pacific Extension (Montana, Idaho, and Washington) was abandoned following a bankruptcy. The eastern half of the system merged into the Soo Line Railroad thirty-one years ago on January 1, 1986. The company went through several official names and faced bankruptcy several times in that period.

For sale is a very attractive Chicago-Milwaukee St.Paul & Pacific brass lock set. Although there is no visible foundry stamp, the lock has all the characteristics of being forged by the Hansl MFG. Co. Over the years, Mother Nature has produced a natural dark brown patina, which enhances the beauty of the lock! The initials "CMStP&P RR" are clearly stamped on the frontside hasp. The spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches like new. Still sporting it's original chain, the set does include the matching CMSt.P&P brass stamped key. A great looking Milwaukee lock set!

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Front Side: Chicago-Milwaukee St.Paul & Pacific Railroad Back Side: Chicago-Milwaukee St.Paul & Pacific Railroad

Chicago-Milwaukee St.Paul & Pacific Railroad

Lock Set: 53 - Milwaukee steel switch lock & brass key   Price: $75.00

After acquiring many smaller lines, it reached Kansas City, Mo. and Omaha, Neb., by the beginning of the 20th century. It was the first railway to illuminate its passenger trains with electricity (1880) and the first railroad west of Chicago to equip all passenger trains with steam heat. In 1909 it completed a line west across Montana and Idaho to the Pacific coast at Seattle, Wash. The mountainous section of this line was electrified between 1914 and 1918. In 1935 railway's the first streamlined train, the "Hiawatha," entered service, but the line plunged into a 10-year period of bankruptcy.

Yet another Milwaukee lock set for sale is this steel "Slaymaker" lock set. The initials "CMSTP&P RR" are clearly stamped on the frontside hasp. The year forged 1968, is stamped on the backside hasp. The lock opens and latches with ease, the dust cover has no spring action. The attractive brass rivets complement the overall appearance of the lock. The Milwaukee lock still has its original chain attached and includes the matching handsome brass MILW key.

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Front Side: Chicago-Milwaukee St.Paul & Pacific Railroad Back Side: Chicago-Milwaukee St.Paul & Pacific Railroad

Chicago-Milwaukee St.Paul & Pacific Railroad

Lock Set: 54 - Milwaukee brass/steel switch lock set   Price: $100.00

By 1973 the Milwaukee Road operated about 10,000 miles (16,000 kilometres) of main track, but it was losing business to its chief competitor, the newly merged Burlington Northern, and to interstate trucking. In 1977 it again entered bankruptcy proceedings and in 1980 it began selling and abandoning parts of its transcontinental line in order to shrink to a core system serving the Middle West. Intercity passenger service was turned over to the National Railway Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) in 1971, although it continued to operate commuter service between Chicago and its suburbs.

A typical "Adlake" lock of the 70's, is this Milwaukee steel and brass lock set. The backside of the lock is clearly stamped "CMSt.P&P" and is in excellent working condition. It seems the lock has seen little outside service. The spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. Still sporting it's original chain, the set does include the matching CMSt.P&P brass stamped key. Another great looking Milwaukee lock set!

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Front Side: Chicago-Milwaukee St.Paul & Pacific Railroad Back Side: Chicago-Milwaukee St.Paul & Pacific Railroad

Chicago-Milwaukee St.Paul & Pacific Railroad

New     dwarf signal    Listing

Lock Set: 55 - Milwaukee steel switch lock set   Price: $135.00

Another attractive steel lock for sale, is this Milwaukee Road "Keyline" lock. Still sporting it's original spike chain, the backside of the lock is clearly stamped "CMSt.P&P RR." The lock is in excellent working condition, the spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. The Milwaukee steel key adds a touch of rarity to the set.

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Front Side: Columbus & Newark Railroad Back Side: Columbus & Newark Railroad

Columbus & Newark Railroad

Lock Set: 57 - C&N steel switch lock & brass key   Price: $135.00

The Columbus & Newark (subdivision) rails heading east from Columbus to Newark, Ohio were jointly owned by the Pennsylvania Railroad and the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. This 33 mile stretch was a bit like the waist of an hour glass. At the Newark end PRR trains from Steubenville - Pittsburgh and B&O trains from Wheeling - Pittsburgh shared the track. From the west at Columbus PRR trains from Cincinnati, St. Louis and Chicago came together on the Columbus-Newark Sub-Division along with B&O trains from Midland City-Cincinnati.

Another first time offering, for sale is a Columbus & Newark steel lock set. "Slaymaker" forged, the lock is in excellent working condition. The spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. Sporting it's original chain, the initials "C&N" are clearly stamped on the frontside hasp and "1957" on the flip side. The matching C&N brass key make this another perfect marriage lock set!

1957 saw the continued growth of bigger taller tail fins on new cars and more lights, bigger with more powerful engines and an average car sold for $2,749. The Soviet Union launched the first space satellite Sputnik 1. Movies included "Twelve Angry Men" and "The Bridge Over the River Kwai," and TV showed "Perry Mason" and "Maverick" for the first time. The music continued to be Rock and Roll with artists like "Little Richard." The popular toys were Slinkys and Hula Hoops. The continued growth of the use of credit was shown by the fact that 2/3 of all new cars were bought on credit. Some of the areas that would cause problems later were starting to show South Vietnam is attacked by Viet Cong Guerrillas and Troops are sent to Arkansas to enforce anti segregation laws.

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Front Side: Chicago & North Western Railroad Back Side: Chicago & North Western Railroad

Chicago & North Western Railroad

Lock Set: 58 - CNW steel switch lock & brass key set 1   Price: $100.00

The Chicago and North Western Transportation Company (reporting mark CNW) was a Class I railroad in the Midwestern United States. It was also known as the North Western.

The North Western was a popular railroad in the midwest, it is now part of the giant Union Pacific. For sale is a "Adlake" forged steel switch lock. In great working condition, the initials "C&NW" are clearly stamped on the back. The lock opens and latches with ease. The drop cover is very snug and has excellent spring action. Includes a very nice brass C&NW stamped key.

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Front Side: Chicago & North Western Railroad Back Side: Chicago & North Western Railroad

Chicago & North Western Railroad

Lock Set: 59 - CNW steel switch lock & brass key set 2   Price: $100.00

Another nice C&NW lock set for sale is this steel "Adlake." In great working condition, the initials "C&NW" are clearly stamped on the back, along with a date year rivet "77." The lock opens and latches with ease. The drop cover is very snug and has excellent spring action. Includes a very nice brass C&NW stamped key.

Notable events 1977: Apple Computer is incorporated. Jimmy Carter is sworn in as the 39th President of the United States. George Lucas's Star Wars opens in cinemas and becomes the highest-grossing film of its time. It also makes sci-fi films very popular. Groucho Marx, comedic legend, star of stage and screen, dies of pneumonia at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, at the age of 86 (born 1890). The Commodore PET computer is first sold. In sports, Reggie Jackson blasts 3 home runs to lead the New York Yankees to a World Series victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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Front Side: Chicago & North Western Railroad Back Side: Chicago & North Western Railroad

Chicago & North Western Railroad

Lock Set: 60 - CNW brass switch lock set   Price: $145.00

Offering for sale is a cast brass Chicago & North Western Railroad lock. "Slaymaker" forged, "C&NW" is clearly stamped on the backside hasp. The drop cover has excellent spring action and is very snug. The lock opens and latches with ease and has it's original spike chain attached. The matching C&NW brass key make a very attractive set!

For the new collectors who know little of the C&NW, (aka North Western), the railroad had a big presence in Illinois and Wisconsin. A suburb of Chicago, the C&NW's (now UP) "Proviso" yard, is huge. The yard is so busy with inbound and outbound trains, there were days when we barely had enough time to yard our train and park the power. In 1972 the railroad was bought by its employee's. In 1995 the UP took control and the C&NW ceased to exist in name only. The North Western lines are still used today.

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Front Side: Chicago-Rock Island & Pacific Railroad Back Side: Chicago-Rock Island & Pacific Railroad

Chicago-Rock Island & Pacific Railroad

Lock Set: 62 - Rock steel switch lock & brass key set 1   Price: $100.00

The Chicago-Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (CRI&P RR) (reporting marks RI, ROCK) was a Class I railroad in the United States. It was also known as the Rock Island Line, or, in its final years, The Rock. Its predecessor, the Rock Island and La Salle Railroad Company, was incorporated in Illinois on February 27, 1847, and an amended charter was approved on February 7, 1851, as the Chicago & Rock Island Railroad

Another popular railroad of the past and offering for sale, is this steel "Adlake" Chicago-Rock Island & Pacific lock. The initials "CRI&P" are clearly stamped on the back. The numerical numbers "259" stamped under the drop cover, this states the lock was forged sometime during the "second quarter" of "1959." The spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. The lock has it's original chain attached. Includes the early 1900's A&W stamped key. A very nice set!

The year 1959 was filled with events. Alaska (Jan. 3) and Hawaii (Aug. 21) become the 49th and 50th states. St. Lawrence Seaway opens, allowing ocean ships to reach Midwest (April 25). Cuban President Batista resigns and flees (Jan. 1). Fidel Castro assumes power (Feb. 16). Frank Sinatra wins his first Grammy Award, Best Album for Come Dance with Me. Finally, my hometown White Sox were defeated in the World Series against the Dodgers, 4-2.

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Front Side: Chicago-Rock Island & Pacific Railroad Back Side: Chicago-Rock Island & Pacific Railroad

Chicago-Rock Island & Pacific Railroad

Lock Set: 63 - Rock steel switch lock & brass key set 2   Price: $100.00

Offering for sale is this handsome Chicago-Rock Island & Pacific Railroad lock set. The initials "CRI&P" are clearly stamped on the back. The spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. The lock is in excellent condition and has it's original spike chain attached. Includes the early 1900's A&W stamped key. A very handsome set!

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Front Side: Chicago-Rock Island & Pacific Railroad Back Side: Chicago-Rock Island & Pacific Railroad

Chicago-Rock Island & Pacific Railroad

Lock Set: 64 - Rock brass switch lock set   Price: $75.00

Like new! A Chicago-Rock Island & Pacific brass lock. This great looking lock looks like it never utilized. Lock was most likely held in storage and never put in service. Forged by the "Hansl MFG. Co." and clearly marked "CRI&P RR" on the front side shackle. The drop cover has excellent spring action and is very snug. The lock opens and latches with ease and has it's original 8 inch spike chain attached. Includes a very nice brass CRI&P stamped key.

In common with most American railroad companies, the Rock Island once operated an extensive passenger service. The primary routes served were: Chicago-Los Angeles, Chicago-Denver, Memphis-Tucumcari, and Minneapolis-Dallas.

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Front Side: Chicago Short Line Railroad Back Side: Chicago Short Line Railroad

Chicago Short Line Railroad

Lock Set: 65 - CSL steel switch lock & brass key   Price: $125.00

Who does not recall a Monopoly board game square favorite "Short Line". The CSL railroad, is located on Chicago's east side and is still operating. First time offering for sale is this great looking steel "Adlake" Chicago Short Line lock. The initials "CSL" are clearly stamped on the back. The lock also, has a date year rivet "80." The spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. Lock includes the brass CSL stamped key. A very unique and nice set.

The year 1980 saw Mount St. Helens erupt, John Lennon assassinated and the Pac-Man video game released. Ronald Reagan
was elected President of the United States. For all the fans of the "Dallas" TV series, 1980 saw J.R. get shot.

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Front Side: Colorado & Wyoming Railroad Back Side: Colorado & Wyoming Railroad

Colorado & Wyoming Railroad

Lock Set: 67 - C&W steel switch lock & brass key   Price: $75.00

Originally founded in 1899, the Colorado & Wyoming Railway (reporting mark CW) is a subsidiary of the Evraz North America. It hauls coal, ore and steel products on about five miles of track inside Ervaz-Pueblo, CO Steel Mills facility (formerly Colorado Fuel and Iron's plant) in Pueblo, Colorado, and connects to the Union Pacific Railroad and the BNSF Railway. The railway was once a much larger railroad, serving the CF&I's mills, steel plants that were the only vertically integrated steel mills west of the Rockies until World War II.

For sale is a steel "Adlake" Colorado & Wyoming R.R. lock. The lock does not come with the original key. I substituted a Toledo-Peoria & Western key. The initials "C&W RY" are clearly stamped on the back. The spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. The numerical numbers "352" are stamped under the drop cover, this states the lock was forged sometime during the "third quarter" of "1952." The lock still has it's original spike chain attached. A odd pairing but still a nice lock and key set. I discovered a number of different switch keys would open the lock.

My birth year 1952, saw Hall of Famer Honus Wagner, 77, retire; and the Pirates retire his #33. Things were heating up in Cuba too, a military coup led by General Fulgencio Batista had started. For all the soap opera lovers, the "Guiding Light" moves from radio to TV. The TV medium was picking up progress, it was now coming into our ancestors living rooms and the first human birth was televised to public (KOA-TV Denver, Colo).

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Front Side: Conrail Back Side: Conrail

Conrail

Lock Set: 68 - Conrail (Adlake) steel lock & brass key   Price: $100.00

Conrail, the Consolidated Rail Corporation, (reporting mark CR), was the primary Class I railroad in the Northeastern United States between 1976 and 1999, when its routes were split between the CSX Corporation and Norfolk Southern Railway. Conrail, a portmanteau of "consolidated" and "rail" from the name of the company, operates now as a joint-subsidiary for some limited functions.

For sale is a great looking Conrail "Adlake" steel lock and brass key set. The initials "CR" are clearly stamped on the back and has a year rivet "94." Sporting its original chain, the lock is in excellent condition; the spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. Purchased without a key, I matched the lock up with a PC brass key. Forged five years before the Conrail name ceased to exist, this is another nice addition for someones lock display case.

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Front Side: Conrail Back Side: Conrail

Conrail

Lock Set: 69 - Conrail (Keyline) steel lock & brass key   Price: $100.00

Old meets new! This steel "Keyline" Conrail lock is like new. The initials "CR" are clearly stamped on the back and "Elkhart, IND" on the shackle. The lock has excellent spring action. The spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. Includes a very nice PRR knobby brass key.

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Front Side: CSX Railroad Back Side: CSX Railroad

CSX Railroad

New     dwarf signal    Listing

Lock Set: 70 - CSX steel rip track switch lock & brass key   Price: $125.00

A scarce lock set for sale, is this steel "Keyline" CSX rip track lock set. The initials "CSX MECH CAR" are clearly stamped on the back and "Elkhart, IND" on the shackle. Still sporting its original chain, the lock has excellent spring action. The spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. The brass key is not the original key but it does work well with the lock. A nice rarity!

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Front Side: Delaware-Lackawanna & Western Railroad Back Side: Delaware-Lackawanna & Western Railroad

Delaware-Lackawanna & Western Railroad

SOLD - DL&W brass switch lock set 1   Price: $175.00

The Delaware-Lackawanna & Western Railroad Company (DL&W or Lackawanna Railroad) was a U.S. Class 1 railroad that connected Buffalo, New York, and Hoboken, New Jersey, a distance of about 400 miles (640 km). Incorporated in 1853, the DL&W was profitable during the first two decades of the twentieth century, but its margins were gradually hurt by declining traffic in coal, competition from trucks, and high New Jersey taxes. In 1960, the DL&W merged with rival Erie Railroad to form the Erie Lackawanna Railroad.

Prized by collectors, this cast brass DL&W lock is a real beauty. "Fraim" forged, the spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. "DL&W" and "Fraim" are clearly stamped on the lock's shackel. Over the years, Mother Nature has produced a natural two-tone brown patina, which enhances the beauty of the lock! The lock still has its original long spike chain. The handsome Fraim forged DL&W stamped key = a handsome looking set!

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Front Side: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad Back Side: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad

Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad

Lock Set: 74 - D&RGW steel switch lock & brass key   Price: $145.00

The Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad (reporting mark DRGW), often shortened to Rio Grande, D&RG or D&RGW, formerly the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad, was an American Class I railroad company. The railroad started as a 3 ft (914 mm) narrow-gauge line running south from Denver, Colorado in 1870. It served mainly as a transcontinental bridge line between Denver, and Salt Lake City, Utah. The Rio Grande was also a major origin of coal and mineral traffic.

For sale, a Denver & Rio Grande Western steel lock. "Adlake" forged, the initials "D&RGW" are clearly stamped on the back. The spring drop is very snug,
the hasp opens and latches with ease. The lock has it's original spike chain attached and includes the D&RGW brass stamped key.

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Front Side: Detroit-Toledo & Ironton Railroad Back Side: Detroit-Toledo & Ironton Railroad

Detroit-Toledo & Ironton Railroad

New     dwarf signal    Listing

Lock Set: 75 - DT&I steel switch lock & brass key   Price: $130.00

The Detroit-Toledo & Ironton Railroad (reporting mark DTI) operated from 1905 to 1983 between its namesake cities of Detroit, Michigan, and Ironton, Ohio, via Toledo. At the end of 1970, it operated 478 miles of road on 762 miles of track; that year it carried 1,244 million ton-miles of revenue freight.

Here's a railroad steel lock set that pops up periodically on the market. For sale is this great looking "Adlake" forged steel lock and matching brass key. The initials "DT&I" are clearly stamped on the back, along with a year date rivet "75." Still sporting it's original spike chain, this lock is in excellent condition. The spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. A very nice set!

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Front Side: Detroit Terminal Railroad Back Side: Detroit Terminal Railroad

Detroit Terminal Railroad

Lock Set: 76 - DT brass switch lock set   Price: $95.00

Detroit Terminal Railroad Company was incorporated in the State of Michigan, on December 7, 1905 to own railroad track forming a semi-circle around the City of Detroit. It existed as a railroad until it was merged into its parent company, Consolidated Rail Corp., (Conrail) on May 31, 1984

Glad to be offering this unique cast brass Detroit Terminal Co Railroad lock set. The lock has a slimmer hasp than most railroad locks but strong enough to secure your goods. "DT RR Co" is stamped on the shackle and the key. The spring drop is very snug and has excellent spring action. Although the lock is a cripple (slang for a hasp that needs help when unlocking), it is still a great set. Some collectors take an exception to this particular common lock problem but, I do not. No matter which way you look at this, a person still needs to handle the hasp when unlocking. Although there is no visible foundry stamp, a good guess is that this lock was forged during Detroit's Motor City era. It took 15 years to find the matching key for this nice DT lock.

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Front Side: Duluth-Winnipeg & Pacific Railway Back Side: Duluth-Winnipeg & Pacific Railway

Duluth-Winnipeg & Pacific Railway

Lock Set: 77 - DWP steel switch lock & brass key   Price: $145.00

The Duluth-Winnipeg & Pacific Railway (reporting mark DWP) is a subsidiary railroad of Canadian National Railway (CN) operating in northern Minnesota, United States. A CN system-wide rebranding beginning in 1995 has seen the DWP logo and name largely replaced by its parent company. The DWP line is CN's connection between International Falls and Duluth, Minnesota, where the railroad connects to a short stretch of the former Duluth-Missabe & Iron Range Railway before following the former Wisconsin Central (both now wholly owned by CN) to Chicago, Illinois. In December 2011, the Duluth-Winnipeg & Pacific Railway was merged into Wisconsin Central Ltd., which is also controlled by Canadian National Railway. This merger was intended to increase efficiency.

First time offering for sale is a very fine looking DWP steel lock set. Forged by "Adlake," the initials "DWPS" are clearly stamped on the back, along with a year date rivet "81." The spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. The lock still has it's original chain attached and includes the matching DWPS brass key. A rarity and very nice set!

Along with disco music to annoy us, the year 1981 saw a depressed economy (inflation rate USA 10.35%) and a tragedy; three workers are killed and 5 injured during a test of the Space Shuttle Columbia. Appointed by President Reagan, Sandra Day O'Connor takes her seat as the first female justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. U.S. President Ronald Reagan is shot in the chest outside a Washington, D.C. hotel by John Hinckley, Jr.; 2 police officers and Press Secretary James Brady are also wounded.

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Front Side: Fairport-Painesville & Eastern Railroad Back Side: Fairport-Painesville & Eastern Railroad

Fairport-Painesville & Eastern Railroad

Lock Set: 78 - FP&E steel switch lock & brass key   Price: $150.00

FIRST TIME OFFERING: For sale is this great looking steel Fairport-Painesville & Eastern Railroad lock set. "Adlake" forged, the initials "FP&E" are clearly stamped on the backside. This lock is in excellent condition. The spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. The lock still has its original chain and includes the matching FP&E original brass key.

The Fairport-Painesville & Eastern Railroad was a short line railroad established in 1910 and located in northeastern Ohio. Despite being owned by a couple of big railroads and having a slightly different name (Fairport, Painesville & Eastern Railway instead of Fairport, Painesville & Eastern Railroad ), the FP&E continued to operate until it was merged into the N&W in 1984. The former FP&E main line between Perry and Fairport Harbor still exists today, but now it is just a branch line of the Norfolk Southern Railway, and is known as the Fairport Industrial Track (part of the Pittsburgh Division).

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Front Side: Florida East Coast Railroad Back Side: Florida East Coast Railroad

Florida East Coast Railroad

Lock Set: 79 - FEC steel/brass switch lock set   Price: $145.00

Hard to find and offering for sale is this great looking steel "Adlake" Florida East Coast Railroad lock set. The initials "FEC" are clearly stamped on the back and has date year rivet "74." A typical Adlake lock of the 70's, the hasp is brass and body is steel. This lock is in excellent condition. The spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. The lock still has it's original chain attached and includes the matching FEC brass key. A very nice set!

1974 was a memorable year for myself. Honorably discharged from the Army, I arrived home to the 'Watergate" mess. Newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst is kidnapped from her Berkeley, California apartment by members of the Symbionese Liberation Army. In Issaquah, Washington, serial killer Ted Bundy abducts Janice Ott and Denise Naslund in broad daylight at Lake Sammamish State Park. Richard Nixon becomes the first President of the United States to resign from office, an action taken to avoid being removed by impeachment and conviction in response to his role in the Watergate scandal. In baseball, Hank Aaron of the Atlanta Braves breaks Babe Ruth's home run record, by hitting his 715th career home run off Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Al Downing at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium.

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Front Side: Florida East Coast Railroad Back Side: Florida East Coast Railroad

Florida East Coast Railway

Lock Set: 80 - FEC brass switch lock set   Price: $100.00

Offering for sale is this very early brass cast Florida East Coast Railway lock set. The initials "FEC" are clearly stamped on the front hasp. Stamped on the backside of the hasp is the name "Theo M Edwards Co." of Syracuse, NY. The lock is in good condition, the spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. The stamp "RY" dates this FEC lock to the early 1900's. Includes the matching FEC original brass key. A very nice FEC lock relic!

The FEC is possibly best known for building the railroad to Key West, completed in 1912. When the FEC's line from the mainland to Key West was heavily damaged by the Labor Day Hurricane of 1935, the State of Florida purchased the remaining right-of-way and bridges south of Dade County, and they were rebuilt into road bridges for vehicle traffic and became known as the Overseas Highway.

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Front Side: Frisco Railroad Back Side: Frisco Railroad

Frisco Railroad

Lock Set: 81 - Frisco brass switch lock set   Price: $135.00

The St. Louis-San Francisco Railway (reporting mark SLSF), also known as the Frisco, was a railroad that operated in the Midwest and South Central U.S. from 1876 to April 17, 1980.

Offering for sale is this great looking Frisco brass lock set. "Slaymaker" forged, the name "Frisco" is clearly stamped on the back. Over the years, Mother Nature has produced a natural dark brown patina, which enhances the beauty of the lock. This lock is in good condition, although the spring drop is not snug, the dust cover is still secure. The hasp opens and latches well. A very nice Frisco relic!

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Front Side: Frisco Railroad Back Side: Frisco Railroad

Frisco Railroad

aka  St. Louis-San Francisco Railroad

Lock Set: 82 - Frisco steel switch lock & brass key   Price: $100.00

The St. Louis-San Francisco Railway was incorporated in Missouri on September 7, 1876. It was formed from the Missouri Division and Central Division of the Atlantic & Pacific Railroad. This land grant line was one of two railroads (the other being the M-K-T) authorized to build across Indian Territory.

A great looking Frisco lock for sale, is this steel "Adlake" lock set. The name "Frisco" is clearly stamped on the back. This lock is in excellent condition, the spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. The lock still has it's original chain attached and includes the matching Frisco brass key. A very nice set!

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Front Side: Frisco Railroad Back Side: Frisco Railroad

Frisco Railroad

Lock Set: 83 - Frisco steel switch lock & brass key   Price: $100.00

Like new! Yet another great looking Frisco lock for sale, is this steel "Adlake" lock set. The name "Frisco" is clearly stamped on the back. This lock is in excellent condition, the spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. The lock still has it's original (like new) chain attached and includes the matching Frisco brass key. Another very nice set!

Notable events for 1979: The Superliner railcar enters revenue service with Amtrak. McDonald's introduces the Happy Meal. October 7 - Pope John Paul II visits the United States, starting in Boston. Year end Dow Jones Industrial Average 838pt. Interest rates year end Federal Reserve 15.25%. Cost of a gallon of gas 86 cents. The Sahara Desert experiences snow for 30 minutes. In sports: The Pittsburg Steelers win the 1979 Superbowl.

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Front Side: Frisco Railroad Back Side: Frisco Railroad

Frisco Railroad

aka  St. Louis-San Francisco Railroad

Lock Set: 84 - Frisco (2) brass switch lock sets   Price: $125.00


Offering for sale, are pair of great looking Frisco brass lock sets. Pertaining to both locks, the name "Frisco" is clearly stamped on the back. Both are in excellent condition, the spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. The one lock still has its original chain attached. Not your normal Frisco switch lock, I have tried rip track keys but this style requires a straight bit key. For this reason, I believe this style of locks are from the Frisco MofW dept. Although the brass keys are unmarked, both keys are interchangeable and will open both locks. A great pair of "Salt and Pepper" lock sets!

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Front Side: Georgia Railroad Back Side: Georgia Railroad

Georgia Railroad


Lock Set: 86 - Georgia brass switch lock set   Price: $185.00


The Georgia Railroad, was chartered in 1833 and in 1835 the charter was amended to include banking, thus the name, "Georgia Railroad & Banking Company." Being a early pioneer railroad in the south, the Georgia was highly used and guarded during the Civil War.

Offering for sale is a very attractive Georgia Railroad brass lock set. Forged by the "J.W. Climax Co.," the spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. The matching GA RY brass key make this set a perfect marriage.

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Front Side: Gulf-Mobile & Ohio Railroad Back Side: Gulf-Mobile & Ohio Railroad

Gulf-Mobile & Ohio Railroad

Lock Set: 87 - GM&O steel switch lock & brass key set 1   Price: $145.00

The Gulf-Mobile & Northern Railroad was created as the reorganization of the New Orleans-Mobile & Chicago Railroad in 1917. The GM&O was incorporated in 1938 to merge the Gulf-Mobile & Northern Railroad and the Mobile & Ohio Railroad, which was accomplished in 1940. The GM&O later bought and merged the Alton Railroad in 1947.

Like new! This attractive "Slaymaker" forged steel lock, celebrated it's 50th birthday in August. The numerical numbers "8" and "1965" are stamped on the back of the shackle. The initials "GM&O-ND" are clearly stamped on the front shackle. The attractive brass rivets complement the overall appearance of the lock. The spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. This great looking lock has it's original 10 inch spike chain attached and includes matching Slaymaker GM&O brass key. A perfect lock and key marriage!

In 1965, I was in the seventh grade when the first American combat troops landed in Vietnam. While Johnson was our country's president,
Churchill had one too many cigars and martini's and bit the dust. Also, astronaut Edward White became the first American to walk in space.

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Front Side: Gulf-Mobile & Ohio Railroad Back Side: Gulf-Mobile & Ohio Railroad

Gulf-Mobile & Ohio Railroad

Lock Set: 88 - GM&O steel switch lock & brass key set 2   Price: $85.00

The Gulf-Mobile & Ohio (reporting mark GMO) was a Class I railroad in the central United States whose primary routes extended from Mobile, Alabama, and New Orleans, Louisiana, to St. Louis and Kansas City, Missouri, as well as Chicago, Illinois. From its two parallel lines through eastern Mississippi, the GM&O also served Montgomery and Birmingham, Alabama, as well as Memphis, Tennessee.

A great cosmetic comparison, is this "Slaymaker" steel lock and the GM&O lock above. The lock above is two years older then this GM&O lock. The lock's steel alloy's have produced a handsome dark natural patina. The back of the shackle has the numerical numbers which, are hard to see in the picture (but are clearly stamped); "12" & "1967." The initials "GM&O-ND" are stamped on the front shackle. The attractive brass rivets complement the overall appearance of the lock. The spring drop is very snug. Athough the hasp has a little slack, the lock opens and latches with ease. Lock includes the handsome brass GM&O stamped key.

Notable events that occurred in 1967, were many. To name a few, the Chicago Blizzard strikes with a record 23 inches of snow fall causing 800 buses and
50,000 automobiles to be abandoned. The United States Department of Transportation begins operation and the "Milton Berle Show" last airs on ABC-TV.

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Front Side: Gulf-Mobile & Ohio Railroad Back Side: Gulf-Mobile & Ohio Railroad

Gulf-Mobile & Ohio Railroad

Lock Set: 89 - GM&O steel lock & brass key set 3   Price: $70.00


Another GM&O lock for sale is this steel "Adlake." The initials "GM&O RR" are clearly stamped on the front shackle. The spring drop is very snug. The hasp has excellent spring action, it opens and latches with ease. Includes the GM&O brass key.


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Front Side: Great Northern Railroad Back Side: Great Northern Railroad

Great Northern Railroad

Lock Set: 91 - GN steel switch lock & brass key set 1   Price: $155.00

The Great Northern was the only privately funded and successfully built transcontinental railroad in U.S. history. No federal land grants were used during its construction, unlike all other transcontinental railroads. A proud GN insisted on using their own last name in the Burlington Northern marriage.

Pleased to be offering for sale is this great "Slaymaker" forged, GN lock and matching key. The initials "GN RY" are clearly stamped on the front shackle and "S" on the back. The lock is in excellent condition. The spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. The handsome brass rivets complement the overall appearance of the lock. There are only three links of original chain attached. A very attractive set!

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Front Side: Great Northern Railroad Back Side: Great Northern Railroad

Great Northern Railroad

Lock Set: 92 - GN steel switch lock & brass key set 2   Price: $155.00

It's possble this GN lock and the one above could be foundry forged brothers. "Slaymaker" forged, the initials "GN RY" are clearly stamped on the front hasp and "S" on the back. This black beauty is in excellent condition. The spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. The original chain is still attached and includes the handsome GN brass key.

The Great Northern had branches that ran north to the Canada-US border in Minnesota, North Dakota, and Montana. It also had branches that ran to Superior, Wisconsin, and Butte, Montana, connecting with the iron mining fields of Minnesota and copper mines of Montana.

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Front Side: Grand Trunk Railroad Back Side: Grand Trunk Railroad

Grand Trunk Railroad

New     dwarf signal    Listing

Lock Set: 93 - GT steel switch lock & brass key   Price: $135.00

The Grand Trunk Railway was a railway system that operated in the Canadian provinces of Quebec and Ontario, and in the American states of Connecticut, Maine, Michigan, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont.

For sale is a Grand Trunk Railway steel lock, which will be celebrating it's 100th b-day next year. "GT RR" is clearly stamped on the frontside hasp. The numerical numbers "419" are stamped under the drop cover, this states the lock was forged sometime during the "fourth quarter" of "1919." A very early "Adlake" design, the arch of the hasp is better defined then the later Adlake locks. The lock is in good condition, the spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. Purchased without a key, I have matched the lock with a great looking brass GT key. A nice rarity that will last another 100 years!

1919 historical events: Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States, dies in his sleep at the age of 60. The 18th Amendment to the United States Constitution, authorizing Prohibition, goes into effect in the United States. The United States Congress approves the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which would guarantee suffrage to women, and sends it to the U.S. states for ratification. The first NFL team for Wisconsin (the Green Bay Packers) is founded by Curly Lambeau. In baseball, Babe Ruth is sold by the Boston Red Sox to the New York Yankees for $125,000, the largest sum ever paid for a player at that time.

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Front Side: Huntingdon & Broad Top Mountain Railroad Back Side: Huntingdon & Broad Top Mountain Railroad

Huntingdon & Broad Top Mountain Railroad

Lock Set: 94 - H&BTM steel switch lock & brass key set 1   Price: $175.00

The Huntingdon & Broad Top Mountain Railroad & Coal Company was chartered on May 6, 1852. From 1872 and on, the PRR had control of this south central Pennsylvania short line.

Forged by "Adlake," this H&BTM lock is in great condition. "H&BTM" is clearling stamped on the front of the hasp. There is no date stamp on the lock. The spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. The attractive brass rivets complement the overall appearance of the lock. The lock still has it's original spike chain attached. The attractive "Fraim" forged brass key make this a great looking set.

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Front Side: Huntingdon & Broad Top Mountain Railroad Back Side: Huntingdon & Broad Top Mountain Railroad

Huntingdon & Broad Top (Mountain) Railroad

Lock Set: 95 - H&BT steel switch lock & brass key set 2   Price: $100.00

A very nice and interesting lock for sale, is this steel Huntingdon & Broad Top. The initials "H&BT" are clearly stamped on the front hasp. The year "1936" is clearly stamped on the backside hasp. To elaborate a little more about this particular lock, it is definitely older than the H&BTM lock above. The lock does not take the normal H&BTM key, which leads me to believe this lock was utilized by another department other than transportation such as, MofW or Rip Track. Overall, the lock is in great condition. "Slaymaker" forged, the spring drop is very snug but has no spring action. The hasp opens and latches with ease. The attractive brass rivets complement the overall appearance of the lock, which has it's original chain. A H&BTM key would not even fit into the key drop. I dislike selling a lock without a key. Realizing I might never find the correct key for this lock, I have substituted a Hocking Valley key. Two great relics together!

The year 1936 saw the US construction of Hoover Dam completed. The Summer Olympics open in Berlin. At the Berlin Olympics, Jesse Owens, a black man from the United States, upsets Hitler by winning the 100-meter dash. The first superhero to wear a skin-tight costume and mask, The Phantom, makes his appearance in U.S. newspapers. In California, the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge opens to traffic. Richard Hauptmann, convicted of the Lindbergh kidnapping and murder in 1932, is executed by electrocution in New Jersey State Prison.

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Front Side: Hocking Valley Railroad Back Side: Hocking Valley Railroad

Hocking Valley Railroad

Lock Set: 97 - HV brass switch lock set   Price: $175.00

The Hocking Valley Railway was a railroad in the U.S. state of Ohio, with a main line from Toledo to Athens and Pomeroy via Columbus.

For sale is a very attractive cast brass Hocking Valley Railway lock set. "Bohannan" forged, the lock is in excellent condition, the spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. The matching brass HV key make this a handsome pair.

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Front Side: Illinois Central Railroad Back Side: Illinois Central Railroad

Illinois Central Railroad

Lock Set: 99 - IC steel switch lock & brass key set 1   Price: $90.00

Here in Chicago, the former Illinois Central-now Canadian National had a big presence in the Chicago area. Offering for sale a "Adlake" Illinois Central switch lock. The initials "IC RR" are clearly stamped on the back. The spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. The numerical numbers "362" are stamped under the drop cover, this states the lock was forged sometime during the "third quarter" of "1962." The matching IC key which is included, makes this a very nice set.

In 1962 the United States embargo against Cuba is announced. Project Mercury: while aboard Friendship 7, John Glenn becomes the first American to orbit the Earth, three times in 4 hours, 55 minutes. The first Wal-Mart store opens for business in Rogers, Arkansas. Johnny Carson takes over as permanent host of NBC's The Tonight Show, a post he would hold for 30 years.

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Front Side: Illinois Central Railroad Back Side: Illinois Central Railroad

Illinois Central Railroad

Lock Set: 100 - IC steel switch lock & brass key set 2   Price: $80.00

The Illinois Central Railroad (reporting mark IC), sometimes called the Main Line of Mid-America, is a railroad, (now CP) in the central United States, with its primary routes connecting Chicago, Illinois, with New Orleans, Louisiana, and Mobile, Alabama.

Like "new." For sale is a steel "Keyline" forged, Illinois Central R.R. lock. The back of the lock is clearly stamped "IC RR." "Elkhart, IND" is stamped on the shackle. The spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. This IC lock has hardly been utilized. It is fair to say, that this could one of the last of the stamped IC locks forged prior to the Canadian National take over. Includes the matching brass Keyline IC stamped key. A very nice set.

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Front Side: Illinois Central Railroad Back Side: Illinois Central Railroad

Illinois Central Railroad

Lock Set: 101 - IC steel switch lock & brass key set 3   Price: $125.00

The Illinois Central Railroad, sometimes called the Main Line of Mid-America, was once a railroad in the central United States, with its primary routes connecting Chicago, Illinois with New Orleans, Louisiana, and Mobile, Alabama. Now part of the Canadian National Railroad.

Here is a oldie but goodie Illinois Central lock for sale. Forged by the "Adams & Westlake Co.," the A&W hex logo and a "S" are clearly stamped on the back of the hasp. I would date this lock being forged in the late 1800's - early 1900's. The initials "IC RR" are clearly stamped on the front hasp. Don't let this lock's weathered-rugged looks fool you. For it's age, the hasp has great spring action. The spring drop cover has little spring action but is not loose either. The hasp opens and latches with ease. The attractive brass rivets complement the overall appearance of the lock. Viewing this A&W lock compared to later steel Adlake locks, it reveals how the body style design of the lock and hasp evolved. When the hasp is in the locked position, the hasps' appearance is a steeper, more defined arc. Also, notice how the hasp has a raised support bracket, which was later eliminated and forged more flush with the locks body frame. This IC relic is in great condition and belongs in a collectors showcase! Original brass IC stamped key included.

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Front Side: Illinois Central Gulf Railroad Back Side: Illinois Central Gulf Railroad

Illinois Central Gulf Railroad

Lock Set: 102 - ICG steel switch lock & brass key set 1   Price: $95.00

Here is a ICG Railroad lock for sale that has hardly seen any service. Forged by "Adlake," the spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. "ICG RR" is clearly stamped on the backside of the lock as well as date year rivet "77." I have paired this lock up with my one and only ICG key. This lock has it's original extra long chain attached.

Year 1977 brought the world's first personal computer, the Commodore PET, it is demonstrated at the winter Consumer Electronics Show in Chicago. The movie Star Wars was released. Elvis Presley performs his last-ever concert, in Indianapolis, Indiana's Market Square Arena. Later that year Elvis Presley, the king of rock and roll dies in his home in Graceland at age 42. In baseball history, Reggie Jackson hits three home runs to lead the New York Yankees to World Series victory.

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Front Side: Illinois Central Gulf Railroad Back Side: Illinois Central Gulf Railroad

Illinois Central Gulf Railroad

Lock Set: 103 - ICG steel switch lock & brass key set 2   Price: $95.00

Another great looking steel "Adlake" lock in excellent working condition for sale. Still sporting it's original spike chain, includes the IC brass key.

The terrible 80's. The US had just come out of a mid 70's recession and was in another. President Carter had wrecked the economy and inflation was sky high. The Chicago-Rock Island & Pacific Railroad is ordered liquidated due to bankruptcy, and debt owed to creditors. Mount St. Helens erupts in Washington, killing 57 and causing US$3 billion in damage. The Staggers Rail Act is enacted, deregulating American railroads. We not only lost a fallen flag, the Rock, we also lost a great talent: John Lennon is shot and killed by Mark David Chapman in front of The Dakota apartment building in New York City.

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Front Side: Illinois Central Gulf Railroad Back Side: Illinois Central Gulf Railroad

Illinois Central Gulf Railroad

Flashing Cross BucksSignal Dept. LockFlashing Cross Bucks

Lock Set: 104 - ICG signal box brass lock set 1   Price: $125.00

This polished brass ICG lock is like new! Forged by the "Hansl MFG. Co." Lock is clearly stamped "ICG RR" on the shackle and "IC RR" on the key. The spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. As an extra bonus, I have included a spare generic brass key. A very attractive set!

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Front Side: Illinois Central Gulf Railroad Back Side: Illinois Central Gulf Railroad

Illinois Central Gulf Railroad

Flashing Cross BucksSignal Dept. LockFlashing Cross Bucks

Lock Set: 105 - ICG signal box brass lock set 2   Price: $125.00

You do not see too many Illinois Central locks like this around. This polished brass ICG lock is like new! Forged by the "Hansl MFG. Co." Lock is clearly stamped "ICG RR" on the shackle and "ICG RR" on the key. The spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. Smaller in size than a switch lock, it probably seen service as a signal box lock. As an added bonus, as shown, includes an extra generic brass key. Where needed, makes for a nice medium purpose lock for around your house.

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Front Side: Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad Back Side: Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad

Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad

Lock Set: 107 - IHB steel switch lock & brass key   Price: $95.00

One of the most underrated Belt lines in the U.S., which is still in operation. How many railroads today can boast roots since 1896. Glad to offer for sale, is this steel "Adlake" lock and brass key. The initials "IHB" are clearly stamped on the back with a date year rivet "75." The spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. The lock still has it's original 8 inch spike chain attached. Includes the matching brass IHB stamped key. A very nice clean set!

The seventies, I remember them well. Linda McCartney is charged in US with possession of marijuana. In 1975 Microsoft is founded as a partnership between Bill Gates and Paul Allen. "Wheel Of Fortune," debuts on NBC-tv while Gunsmoke goes off the the air. "Jaws," based on the book by Peter Benchley, directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Roy Scheider is released. In sports, Giants pitcher John "the Count of" Montefusco wins NL Rookie of Year.

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Front Side: Kansas City Public Service Railroad Back Side: Kansas City Public Service Railroad

Kansas City Public Service Railroad

Lock Set: 108 - KCPS steel switch lock & brass key   Price: $195.00

The Kansas City Public Service Company was the most well known name for a series of public transit operators in Kansas City, Missouri, USA, until being sold to the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority in 1969.

First time offering for sale, is a Kansas City Public Service lock set. "Slaymaker" forged, the initials "KCPS" are clearly stamped on the front hasp. There is a date stamp of "1947" on the backside of the hasp. The attractive brass rivets complement the overall appearance. The lock is in excellent condition. The spring drop is very snug, the hasp has great spring action. To latch, the key must be in the starting position. Still sporting it's original chain, the matching KCPS Slaymaker brass key makes this a rare set.

Two years after WW2, the year 1947 brought many special events, to name a few: Jackie Robinson, the first African American baseball professional since the 1880s, signs a contract with the Brooklyn Dodgers. Edaville Railroad is opened in Massachusetts as the first railway theme park. The movie Miracle on 34th Street, a Christmastime classic, is first shown in theaters. The Doomsday Clock of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is introduced. A moth lodged in a relay is found to be the cause of a malfunction in the Harvard Mark II electromechanical computer, logged as "First actual case of bug being found. The program Meet the Press makes its television debut on the NBC-TV network in the United States.

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Front Side: Kansas City Southern Railroad Back Side: Kansas City Southern Railroad

Kansas City Southern Railroad

Lock Set: 109 - KCS brass switch lock set   Price: $110.00

The Kansas City Southern Railway Company, owned by Kansas City Southern, is the smallest and third-oldest Class I railroad in North America (just behind Union Pacific Railroad and Canadian Pacific Railway) still in operation.

First time offering for sale, is a KCS lock set. Visible but hardly legible, is some stamped writing on the back left side of the shackle. Using a spy glass, I could read only the last two letters, "Co." The brass lock is the size of other heart shaped locks, though the key is smaller and similar to a signal lock key. The spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. As an added treat, the lock has it's original extra long 20 inch chain attached. A somewhat rare set!

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Front Side: Lake Erie & Western Railroad Back Side: Lake Erie & Western Railroad

Lake Erie & Western Railroad

Lock Set: 110 - LE&W wrought iron steel lock set   Price: $345.00

FIRST TIME OFFERING: For sale is a rare - early 1900 Lake Erie & Western Railroad steel "Moon" lock set. Forged by the "Corbin Lock Co.," its drop cover is very snug and has excellent spring action; the hasp opens and latches with ease. Over the years, Mother Nature has produced a natural dark patina, which enhances the beauty of the lock. Your average Adlake steel switch lock and key weighs 13.2 ounces. This LE&W steel lock set weighs in at 1 pound 12oz. and stands 5 inches tall. This is one heavy duty lock, (not a later-lighter Moon lock), with a 5/8" thick hasp. The steel Moon key is stamped with the "LE&W" initials, which is also stamped with a $2 reward if found. The lock has been well taken care of and is in excellent condition. It's original steel chain attached, this is another handsome relic!

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Front Side: Louisville & Nashville Railroad Back Side: Louisville & Nashville Railroad

Louisville & Nashville Railroad

Lock Set: 111 - L&N brass switch lock set 1   Price: $200.00

Chartered by the Commonwealth of Kentucky in 1850, the road grew into one of the great success stories of American business. Operating under one name continuously for 132 years, it survived civil war and economic depression and several waves of social and technological change. Under Milton H. Smith, president of the company for thirty years, the L&N grew from a road with less than three hundred miles of track to a 6,000-mile system serving thirteen states.

A must have for any person's collection and offering for sale, is this cast brass Louisville & Nashville lock set. What a beauty it is too. The front side of the lock is clearly stamped in embossed raised letters, "L&N RR." The spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. Still attached is the original 8 inch spike chain. The back of hasp is stamped with the factory key code numbers. The lock's natural dark patina and original L&N brass key truly make this set a perfect marriage.

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Front Side: Louisville & Nashville Railroad Back Side: Louisville & Nashville Railroad

Louisville & Nashville

Lock Set: 112 - L&N brass switch lock set 3   Price: $200.00

Prized by collectors, this Louisville & Nashville brass lock has a lot of character. The initials L&N R.R. are clearly stamped on the face of the lock. This is one heavy duty lock which opens and latches with ease. The back of hasp is stamped with the factory key code numbers. The drop cover is very snug and has excellent spring action. Forged in a era when railroads still cared about what they put their logo on. This L&N lock has infinite years of use left. Do not let this one get away! Lock has it's original chain attached and includes the very attractive brass L&N stamped key. No thief is going to get at your goods with this L&N lock!

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Front Side: Louisville & Nashville Railroad Back Side: Louisville & Nashville Railroad

Louisville & Nashville Railroad

Lock Set: 113 - L&N steel switch lock & brass key set 1   Price: $135.00

For 86 years old this L&N steel lock is in tip top shape. The initials "L&N R.R." are clearly stamped on the front hasp. The back of the hasp has the "Fraim" trademark stamp and a date stamp of "2-29." Over the years, Mother Nature has produced a natural dark patina. The attractive brass rivets enhance the beauty of the lock! The lock is in excellent working condition. The spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. Lock has two links of chain attached. Includes the brass L&N stamped key. Pictures shown do not reveal this L&N lock's true beauty!

Aware that "2" represents "February," that is the month of the Chicago "St. Valentine's Day Massacre." The year 1929 was ushering in the final year of the "Roaring Twenties." The big stock market crash occured that year too, with the "Great Depression" soon to follow. In sports, NY Yankees become 1st team to wear uniform numbers. Through it all, the Louisville & Nashville survived and rolled on.

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Front Side: Louisville & Nashville Railroad Back Side: Louisville & Nashville Railroad

Louisville & Nashville Railroad

Lock Set: 114 - L&N steel switch lock & brass key set 2   Price: $85.00


For sale is a fair weathered L&N steel lock. "Adlake" forged, the lock is in good working condition, the hasp opens and latches with ease. The initials "L&N R.R" are clearly stamped on the backside of the lock. The spring drop is secure but has no spring action. The locks still has it's original chain and includes a very nice "Fraim" forged brass L&N key. A very nice set.

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Front Side: Ludington & Northern Railway Back Side: Ludington & Northern Railway

Ludington & Northern Railway

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Lock Set: 116 - L&N brass switch lock set   Price: $145.00

The Ludington and Northern Railway, also known as the Dummy Train, or the L&N, is a defunct railroad which operated in Mason County, Michigan between 1902 and 1982. At a length of 2.79 miles (4.49 km), it was for decades the shortest operating common carrier railroad in the state.

For sale is a brass lock set from the Ludington & Northern Railway. Although the lock has experienced extensive service, it still works great. The spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. There are no visible foundry marks, the chain attached has three links. The numerical numbers "2 and 8" are stamped on the backside hasp. The numbers 28 could indicate the key code or the year, 1928. My guess is the latter of the two. The brass key is not the original but still works well with the lock. A nice rarity!

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Front Side: Maine Central Railroad Back Side: Maine Central Railroad

Maine Central Railroad

Lock Set: 118 - MC brass switch lock set   Price: $175.00

The Maine Central Railroad Company (reporting mark MEC) was a former U. S. Class I railroad in central and southern Maine. It was chartered in 1856 and began operations in 1862. By 1884, Maine Central was the longest railroad in New England. The Maine Central remained independent until 1981, when it became part of what is now the Pan Am Railways network in 1981.

A beauty in it's own right and for sale, is this cast brass Maine Central lock and matching key. The spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. The body of the lock is clearly stamped "MC RR" on one side and "WB" (Bohanan initials) on the flip side. This lock is the "C" type which is stamped on the lock's hasp as well as on the key. The lock has it's original 8 inch spike chain attached.

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Front Side: Midland Valley Railroad Back Side: Midland Valley Railroad

Midland Valley Railroad

Lock Set: 120 - MV steel switch lock & brass key   Price: $135.00

For sale is a steel Midland Valley "Adlake" forged lock set. Still sporting it's original chain, this lock is in excellent condition. The initials "MV RR" are clearly stamped on the back. The spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. The numerical numbers "245" are stamped under the drop cover, this states the lock was forged sometime during the "second quarter" of "1945." The matching MV key, which is included, makes this another great set to own.

The year 1945 saw many major events occur, most having to do with the closing days of WW2: President Franklin Roosevelt dies suddenly at Warm Springs, Georgia; Vice President Harry Truman becomes the 33rd President. May 8 - Victory in Europe Day: The Allies accept Germany's unconditional surrender. Atomic bombing of Hiroshima: The United States drops an atomic bomb (nicknamed "Little Boy") on Hiroshima, Japan, at 8:15 a.m. (local time). The United States drops an atomic bomb nicknamed "Fat Man" on Nagasaki, Japan, at 11:02 a.m. (local time). Emperor Hirohito announces Japan's surrender on the radio. The United States calls this day V-J Day (Victory over Japan). World War II ends: The final official surrender of Japan is accepted by the Supreme Allied Commander, General Douglas MacArthur, and Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz for the United States. On the lighter side: cost of a first-class stamp: $0.03. In baseball, World Series Detroit vs. Chicago Cubs (4-3)

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Front Side: Midland Valley Railroad Back Side: Midland Valley Railroad

Midland Valley Railroad

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Lock Set: 121 - MV steel utility lock set   Price: $145.00

A great looking lock set for sale, is this Midland Valley Railroad steel utilty lock set. A large majority of railroads used utility locks for general purposes such as, locking outlying crew and clerk office doors, equipment, tool boxes, etc. Railroad utility locks, in a category of their own, are the most difficult locks to find a correct key for. Most are largely sold on the market without keys. If the lock does come along with a key, most times, it will be a generic. For the reasons I just stated, this Midland Valley lock set is a great relic to own. Not only does this lock have a key, it is the original key. Both lock and key are Fraim/Slaymaker forged. The stamped key number (38), matches with the key code number (38), stamped on the locks' hasp. Still sporting it's original chain, this lock is in excellent condition. The spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. A rarity!

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Front Side: Midland Valley Railroad Back Side: Midland Valley Railroad

Midland Valley Railroad

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Lock Set: 122 - MV brass switch lock set   Price: $175.00

Another attractive lock set for sale, is this cast brass Midland Valley lock set. The initials "MV RR" are clearly stamped on the front hasp "Adlake" forged, the lock is in excellent condition. The spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. Still sporting it's original chain, the brass MV key is the original. A handsome relic for some collector's showcase!

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Front Side: Minneapolis-Northfield & Southern Railway Back Side: Minneapolis-Northfield & Southern Railway

Minneapolis-Northfield & Southern Railway

Lock Set: 123 - MN&S steel switch lock & brass key   Price: $125.00

The Minneapolis-Northfield & Southern Railway (reporting mark MNS) was an 87-mile-long (140 km) American short line railroad connecting Minneapolis and Northfield, Minnesota. It was incorporated in 1918 to take over the trackage of the former Minneapolis, St. Paul, Rochester and Dubuque Electric Traction Company, also known as the Dan Patch Lines. On 2 June 1982 it was acquired by the Soo Line Railroad, which operated it as a separate railroad until merging it on January 1, 1986.

Like new! First time offering for sale, a Minneapolis-Northfield & Southern Railway steel lock set. "Adlake" forged, the lock is still sporting it's original chain and is in excellent condition. The initials "MN&S RY" are clearly stamped on the back along with a date year rivet "80." The spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. The matching MN&S RY brass key makes this a perfect marriage lock set..

The year 1980 experienced many tragedies. March 31 1980 - Chicago-Rock Island & Pacific Railroad operates its final train. John Lennon is shot dead outside his apartment in New York City by Mark David Chapman. The 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens kills 57 and causes US$3 billion in damage.The Rubik's cube makes its international debut at The British Toy and Hobby Fair, Earl's Court, London. The first 24-hour news channel, Cable News Network (CNN) is launched. 1980 World Series - Philadelphia Phillies over Kansas City Royals (4-2).

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Front Side: Minneapolis-St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie Railroad Back Side: Minneapolis-St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie Railroad

Minneapolis-St. Paul & Sault Ste.Marie Railroad

aka  Soo Line Railroad

Lock Set: 125 - MStP&SSM steel/brass switch lock set   Price: $250.00

The Minneapolis-St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie was formed in 1961 by the consolidation of that company with two other CP subsidiaries, Duluth-South Shore & Atlantic Railroad and Wisconsin Central Railroad. Noticing the "WC" stamp initials, the lock was most likely utilized on the Wisconsin Central division line.

Offering for sale is this very attractive Minneapolis-St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie lock set. "WC" and "Fraim" are stamped on the front side of the hasp. The initials "MSTP&SSM RR" are stamped on backside of the hasp. The lock is in excellent condition, It has steel body and brass hasp. The spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. The attractive brass rivets complement the overall appearance of the lock. Still sporting it's original chain, the matching Sault Ste. Marie brass key make this a rare lock set to own!

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Front Side: Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad Back Side: Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad

Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad

Flashing Cross BucksSignal Dept. LockFlashing Cross Bucks

Lock Set: 126 - MK&T brass signal lock set   Price: $95.00


For sale is a ornate "Yale" MK&T brass signal lock set. The signal lock is in good condition, the hasp pops right open when you turn the key.
"MK&T" and signal dept. is embossed on the front of the lock. A great utility lock to use around the house.

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Front Side: Missouri Pacific Railroad Back Side: Missouri Pacific Railroad

MoPac Railroad

aka  Missouri Pacific Railroad

Lock Set: 128 - MoPac steel switch lock & brass key   Price: $95.00

The Missouri Pacific Railroad (reporting mark MP), commonly abbreviated MoPac, was one of the first railroads in the United States west of the Mississippi River. A Class I railroad, the Missouri Pacific Railroad grew from dozens of predecessors and mergers, including the St. Louis-Iron Mountain & Southern Railway (SLIMS), Texas & Pacific Railway (TP), Chicago & Eastern Illinois Railroad (C&EI), St. Louis-Brownsville & Mexico Railway (SLBM), Kansas-Oklahoma & Gulf Railway (KO&G), Midland Valley Railroad (MV), San Antonio-Uvalde & Gulf Railroad (SAU&G), Gulf Coast Lines (GC), International-Great Northern Railroad (IGN), New Orleans-Texas & Mexico Railway (NOTM), Missouri-Illinois Railroad (MI), as well as the small Central Branch Railway (an early predecessor of MP in Kansas and south central Nebraska), and joint ventures such as the Alton & Southern Railroad (AS).

Swallowed up by the Union Pacific (the "BIG MOP UP") the Missouri Pacific is another favorite. The back of the lock is clearly stamped "MOPAC LINES." Forged by "Adlake", the lock is in good working condition, The spring drop is very snug, the hasp pops open, to latch, the key must be in the starting position. Sporting it's original chain as shown, the lock includes a very nice MoPac brass key. Remember, all my locks have a ten day examination period. Not satisfied-you can return the lock.

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Front Side: Missouri Pacific Railroad Back Side: Missouri Pacific Railroad

MoPac Railroad

aka  Missouri Pacific Railroad

Lock Set: 129 - MoPac steel switch lock set   Price: $125.00

Offering yet another steel "Missouri Pacific" lock for sale. The back of the lock is clearly stamped "MOPAC LINES." Forged by "Adlake," the lock is in excellent working condition, the spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. Sporting it's original chain as shown, the lock includes a great looking MoPac steel key. A very nice set!

On July 4, 1851, at St. Louis, ground was broken on the Pacific Railroad, the earlier predecessor of the Missouri Pacific Railroad. The first section of track was completed in 1852; in 1865, it was the first railroad in Kansas City, after construction was interrupted by the American Civil War. In 1872, the Pacific Railroad was reorganized as the Missouri Pacific Railway by new investors after a railroad debt crisis. Because of corporate ties extending back to the Pacific Railroad, Missouri Pacific at one time advertised itself as being The First Railroad West of the Mississippi.

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Front Side: Missouri Pacific Railroad Repair Track Back Side: Missouri Pacific Railroad Repair Track

MoPac Railroad

aka  Missouri Pacific Railroad

Lock Set: 130 - MoPac repair track steel switch lock & brass key   Price: $75.00

For those MP collectors and offering for sale, is this steel "Adlake" Repair Track lock. The lock is in great working condition, the spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. The back of the lock is clearly stamped "MOPAC." Some blue paint is still visible in some spots. Also, the lock has a stamp year rivet "83". Lock includes the original brass Mopac stamped key. This set + the set below = great pair.

Every time I think of the 1980's, I think of "disco" music and the "Bee Gees." In February of 1983, America saw Michael Jackson's "Thriller" album go to #1 & stay #1 for 37 weeks. In Major League Baseball, those alive witnessed Reggie Jackson as the 1st major leaguer to strike out 2,000 times.

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Front Side: Missouri Pacific Railroad MofW Back Side: Missouri Pacific Railroad MofW

MoPac Railroad

aka  Missouri Pacific Railroad

Lock Set: 131 - MoPac mofw steel switch lock & brass key   Price: $145.00

Hard to find, a very clean and attractive looking Missouri Pacific Maintenence of Way lock set. Forged by the "Slaymaker Co.", the spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. The front of the hasp is clearly stamped "MP MW." The back of the hasp is clearly stamped "1968." The attractive brass rivets complement the overall appearance of the lock. The lock has it's original spike chain and includes the matching brass Slaymaker stamped key. This set + the set above = great pair.

1963 - The biggest news from 1963 was the assassination of the US President Kennedy on November 22nd which thrust Lyndon Johnson into the role of president and the murder two days later of Lee Harvey Oswald by nightclub owner Jack Ruby. The year 1963 saw the steam locomotive Flying Scotsman (British Railways No. 60103) makes its last scheduled run, before going into the hands of Alan Pegler for preservation. The long-running soap opera General Hospital debuts on ABC Television in the United States. The United States Postal Service launches the ZIP Code System.

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Front Side: Missouri Pacific Railroad Back Side: Missouri Pacific Railroad

MoPac Railroad

aka  Missouri Pacific Railroad

Lock Set: 132 - MoPac general use brass lock set   Price: $65.00

Offering for sale is a MoPac "general use" lock set. Painted a enamel gray, I have restored this lock to it's present condition. The polished brass lock which is "Fraim" forged and stamped on the backside hasp, is in excellent condition, the hasp opens and latches with ease. Unknown if the steel butterfly key is an original, it works like one. A nice medium size lock and a great looking relic set!

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Front Side: Mobile & Ohio Railroad Back Side: Mobile & Ohio Railroad

Mobile & Ohio Railroad

Lock Set: 133 - M&O steel switch lock & brass key   Price: $125.00

The Mobile & Ohio Railroad was a railroad in the Southern U.S. The M&O was chartered in January and February 1848 by the states of Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Tennessee. It was planned to span the distance between the seaport of Mobile, Alabama and the Ohio River near Cairo, Illinois. On September 13, 1940 it was merged with the Gulf-Mobile and Northern Railroad to form the Gulf-Mobile & Ohio Railroad.

For sale is a great looking Mobile & Ohio cast steel lock. "Fraim" forged, the initials "M&O RR" are clearly stamped on the hasp. The spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. Over the years, Mother Nature has produced a natural dark patina, which enhances the beauty of the lock! The brass GM&O key (have to love the serial #1111) make this a handsome set.

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Front Side: Monon Railroad Back Side: Monon Railroad

Monon Railroad

aka  Chicago-Indianapolis & Louisville Railroad

Lock Set: 135 - Monon 2 steel switch locks & brass key   Price: $175.00

The Monon Railroad (reporting mark MON), also known as the Chicago-Indianapolis & Louisville Railway (reporting mark CIL) from 1897 to 1956, was an American railroad that operated almost entirely within the state of Indiana. The Monon was merged into the Louisville & Nashville Railroad in 1971, and much of the former Monon right of way is owned today by CSX Transportation.

Offering for sale are two steel "Adlake" Monon locks. "Monon" is clearly stamped on the back of both locks. In reference to the Monon lock on the left; the spring drop is loose but secure, the hasp opens and latches with ease. The lock does have its original chain attached. The Monon lock on the right; the spring drop is snug and has good spring action, the hasp opens and latches with ease. The number "156" is stamped under the drop cover, this states the lock was forged sometime during the "first quarter" of "1956." There is no chain attached. The 2 locks include the original Monon brass key.

In 1956, Elvis Presley's "Don't Be Cruel/Hound Dog" single goes to #1 & stays #1 for a record 11 weeks (for a single). Also, the Dow Jones closes above 500 for 1st time (500.24).

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Front Side: New York Central Railroad Back Side: Northern Alabama Railroad

New York Central Railroad

Lock Set: 136 - NYCS wrought iron steel Moon lock set   Price: $295.00

FIRST TIME OFFERING: For sale is a rare - early 1900 New York Central Railroad steel "Moon" lock set. Forged by the "Corbin Lock Co.," its drop cover is very snug and has excellent spring action; the hasp opens and latches with ease. Over the years, Mother Nature has produced a natural dark patina, which enhances the beauty of the lock. Your average Adlake steel switch lock and key weighs 13.2 ounces. This NYC steel lock set weighs in at 1 pound 12oz. and stands 5 inches tall. This is one heavy duty lock, (not a later-lighter Moon lock), with a 5/8" thick hasp. The steel Moon key is stamped with the "NYCS" initials. The lock has been well taken care of and is in excellent condition. Pictures shown do not reflect the actual size of this beauty! It's original steel chain attached, this is another rare lock set!

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Front Side: NKP Railroad Back Side: NKP Railroad

Nickel Plate Railroad

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Lock Set: 137 - NKP steel/ brass utility lock set   Price: $135.00

For sale is a sharp looking Nickel Plate lock set. "Fraim" forged, "NKP" is clearly stamped on frontside hasp. Still sporting it's original chain, the spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. Although the key is not the original, it does work well with the lock. A very nice medium size lock and a great collectors item.

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Front Side: NKP Railroad Back Side: NKP Railroad

NKP Railroad

aka  New York-Chicago & St. Louis Railroad

Flashing Cross BucksSignal Dept. LockFlashing Cross Bucks

Lock Set: 138 - NKP brass lock set 1   Price: $75.00

For sale is this great looking brass NKP signal lock. The key is unmarked. Hasp pops right open when you turn the key and locks securely. A nice all around security lock.

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Front Side: NKP Railroad Back Side: NKP Railroad

NKP Railroad

aka  New York-Chicago & St. Louis Railroad

Flashing Cross BucksSignal Dept. LockFlashing Cross Bucks

Lock Set: 139 - NKP brass lock set 2   Price: $95.00


For sale is this ornate "Yale" NKP brass signal lock with the original key. Hasp pops right open when you turn the key. To lock the hasp, you must
turn the key. "Nickel Plate RR" is embossed on the front of the lock and "NKP RR" is stamped on the key. A great utility lock to use around the house.

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Front Side: Northern Alabama Railroad Back Side: Northern Alabama Railroad

Northern Alabama Railroad

Lock Set: 141 - NA brass signal lock set   Price: $175.00

The Northern Alabama Railroad was owned by the Southern Railway and absorbed into the Southern 1939.

First time offering for sale, is a rare all brass Northern Alabama Railroad signal box lock set. Forged by the "Adams & Westlake Co., "NA SIGNAL" is clearly stamped on frontside hasp. Although the key is not the original key, (kudos to any collector that has an original NA key), it does work well with the lock. The spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. A very nice medium size lock and a great collectors item.

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Front Side: Norfolk & Western Railroad Back Side: Norfolk Western Railroad

Norfolk & Western Railroad

Lock Set: 142 - N&W steel switch lock & brass key set 1   Price: $75.00

Here is a N&W steel lock that has seen some service. "Adlake" forged, "N&W" is clearly stamped on the back with a date year rivet "75." The spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. Lock includes original brass N&W stamped key. A fine working lock set!

The year 1975, still furloughed from the N&W; I witnessed Chrysler Corp offer the 1st car rebates. Jackie Wilson, slips into an irreversible coma; he dies in 1984. Vietnam War: Operation Frequent Wind: The U.S. begins to evacuate US citizens from Saigon prior to an expected North Vietnamese takeover. U.S. involvement in the war comes to an end. In sports, on June 12, Billy Williams's hit his 400th career HR and Billy Martin fired as Texas Rangers manager.

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Front Side: Norfolk & Western Railway Back Side: Norfolk & Western Railway

Norfolk & Western Railway

Lock Set: 143 - N&W steel switch lock & brass key set 2   Price: $115.00


For sale is a fair weathered Norfolk & Western Railway steel lock. The initials "N&W" are clearly stamped on the back. Forged by the "Adlake" Co., the spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. The lock still sports its original chain and includes a great looking brass N&W stamped key.

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Front Side: Norfolk & Western Railroad Back Side: Norfolk & Western Railroad

Norfolk & Western Railroad

Lock Set: 144 - N&W brass switch lock set   Price: $125.00

The Norfolk & Western Railway (reporting mark N&W), was a US class I railroad, formed by more than 200 railroad mergers between 1838 and 1982. It was headquartered in Roanoke, Virginia, for most of its 150-year existence. Its motto was "Precision Transportation"; it had a variety of nicknames, including "King Coal" and "British Railway of America" even though the N&W had mostly articulated steam on its roster. During the Civil War, the N&W was the biggest railroad in the south and moved most of the products with their steam locomotives to help the South the best way they could.

For sale is this attractive Norfolk & Western brass lock set. The initials "N&W" are clearly stamped on the back. Forged by the "Adlake" Co., the spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. The length of the chain is two links. Lock includes an original brass N&W stamped key. A great looking lock set that will last another 100 years!

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Front Side: Norfolk & Western Railroad Back Side: Norfolk & Western Railroad

Norfolk & Western Railroad

Lock Set: 145 - N&W repair track steel switch lock & brass key   Price: $145.00

First time offering for sale is this attractive "Slaymaker" forged, Norfolk & Western, repair track steel lock. When I purchased this set, the lock was in sad condition and needed a face lift. Utilized on the N&W's rip track switches, the lock was painted blue. Years of being exposed to the elements, most of the blue paint was gone. What blue paint remained, was badly faded and the dried paint chips were falling off every time I handled the lock. Thanks to the paint, the lock was well preserved, thus the fresh look. This lock is 24 years younger then the N&W lock above. All cleaned up and ready for show, the lock is now in great condition. "N&W" is clearly stamped on the front of the hasp and "1968" on the back side. The Slaymaker trademark is stamped on the dust cover. The attractive brass rivets complement the overall appearance of the lock. The spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. Lock has it's original 12 inch chain attached. The N&W rip track stamped key which, are very hard to come by, make this set complete!

The turburlent 60's. The year 1968 saw Sen. Robert F. Kennedy shot and critically wounded in Los Angeles hotel after winning California primary (June 5), dies June 6. Martin Luther King, Jr., civil rights leader, is slain in Memphis (April 4). On a lighter note, Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In debuts on NBC. Album of the Year: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Beatles.

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Front Side: Norfolk & Western Railroad Back Side: Norfolk & Western Railroad

Norfolk & Western Railroad

SOLD - N&W cast brass switch lock set   Price: $175.00

NW was famous for manufacturing its own steam locomotives, which were produced at the Roanoke Shops, as well as its own hopper cars. Around 1960, NW became the last major American railroad to convert from steam locomotives to diesel motive power. In December 1959, NW merged with the Virginian Railway (VGN), a longtime rival in the Pocahontas coal region. By 1970, other mergers with the Nickel Plate Road and Wabash formed a system that operated 7,595 miles of road on 14,881 miles of track from North Carolina to New York and from Virginia to Illinois.

I would say the majority of the N&W "fancy backs" I've noticed in circulation are "Fraim" forged, so I was pleasantly surprised to happen upon this great looking "Slaymaker" lock set. The spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. The back of the hasp has the Slaymaker trademark. I call your attention to the hasp on this Slaymaker lock and the Fraim lock below, revealing the two craftsmen had different design styles. The N&W original brass Slaymaker key makes this a handsome pair.

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Front Side: Norfolk & Western Railroad Back Side: Norfolk & Western Railroad

Norfolk & Western Railroad

Lock Set: 147 - N&W cast brass switch lock set 1   Price: $215.00

The N&W cast brass locks, popular with collectors and rightfully so, are one of my favorite brass railroad locks too. Offering for sale is yet another N&W "fancy back" lock. There are no visible manufacturer's marks, I would guess, "Fraim" forged. The year "1964" is stamped on the front of the hasp. The spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. The original 12 inch chain is still attached. The N&W key is Fraim/Slaymaker forged, making this a great set.

On February 9, 1964, the Beatles first appeared on the, Ed Sullivan show (73.7 million viewers). The space race was heating up between the US and Russia. Also, in 1964, the first Kennedy half dollar is issued. In sports, Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers southpaw, Sandy Koufax is first to strike out the side on 9 pitches.

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Front Side: Norfolk & Western Railroad Back Side: Norfolk & Western Railroad

Norfolk & Western Railroad

Lock Set: 148 - N&W cast brass switch lock set 2   Price: $215.00

The Norfolk & Western Railway was a US class I railroad, formed by more than 200 railroad mergers between 1838 and 1982. It was headquartered in Roanoke, Virginia, for most of its 150-year existence. Its motto was "Precision Transportation"; it had a variety of nicknames, including "King Coal" and "British Railway of America," even though the N&W had mostly articulated steam on its roster. During the Civil War, the N&W was the biggest railroad in the south and moved most of the products with their steam locomotives to help the South the best way they could.

Like new! N&W cast brass fancy back lock for sale. Although there are no visible manufacturers stamp marks, the lock has all the characteristics of being Fraim forged. The lock seems to have seen little if any railroad service. The spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. Sporting it's original "like new" chain, the chains' keeper moves freely in either direction. The N&W matching key make this another handsome lock set.

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Front Side: Norfolk & Western Railroad Back Side: Norfolk & Western Railroad

Norfolk & Western Railroad

Flashing Cross BucksSignal Dept. LockFlashing Cross Bucks

Lock Set: 149 - N&W signal box brass lock set   Price: $95.00

For sale is a Norfolk & Western Railroad signal lock and key. Forged by "Yale". "N&W" is stamped on the front of the lock as well as the key. The "Yale" trademark, is stamped on the hasp. The lock is in great condition, it opens and latches with ease. The lock's rich carmel patina makes this a very attractive set.

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Front Side: Northern Pacific Railroad Back Side: Northern Pacific Railroad

Northern Pacific Railroad

Lock Set: 151 - NP brass switch lock set   Price: $175.00

The Northern Pacific was headquartered in Minnesota, first in Brainerd, then in Saint Paul. It had a tumultuous financial history; the NP merged with other lines in 1970 to form the Burlington Northern Railroad, which became BNSF Railway in 1996.

Popular among collectors and offering for sale, is an "Adlake" forged, fancy back brass lock set. Very similar to the Union Pacific brass locks, "Northern Pacific" is embossed on the back. The spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches well. The NP matching brass key make this an attrative set to own.

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Front Side: Northern Pacific Railroad Back Side: Northern Pacific Railroad

Northern Pacific Railroad

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Lock Set: 152 - NP steel switch lock & brass key   Price: $175.00

In 1886 the Northern Pacific also opened colonization offices in Germany and Scandinavia, attracting farmers with cheap package transportation and purchase deals. The success of the NP was based on the abundant crops of wheat and other grains and the attraction to settlers of the Red River Valley along the Minnesota-North Dakota border between 1881 and 1890.

For sale is a Northern Pacific steel switch lock set. "Adlake" forged, the lock is clearly stamped "Northern Pacific Switch" on the backside. The spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. The numerical numbers "151" are stamped under the drop cover; this states the lock was forged sometime during the "first quarter" of "1951." A matching lock and key both with the Northern Pacific "SWITCH" stamps marks are rare lock sets to find. A added plus, the lock has it's original spike chain attached. A great looking NP set!

People living in the year 1951 experienced the firing of General Douglas MacArthur by President Truman for comments about using nuclear weapons on China. The Twenty-second Amendment to the United States Constitution, limiting Presidents to two terms, is ratified. Paralleling today's tulmultous times; in art imitating life, 20th Century Fox releases the Robert Wise science fiction film, The Day the Earth Stood Still. In sports, on March 2, 1951, the first NBA All-Star Game of basketball is played in the Boston Garden.

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Front Side: Northern Pacific Railroad Back Side: Northern Pacific Railroad

Northern Pacific Railroad

Lock Set: 153 - NP steel switch lock & brass key   Price: $125.00

A little younger than the Northern Pacific lock above but, still just as handsome, is this steel NP lock. The backside of the lock is clearly stamped "NP Switch." Forged by the "Adlake" Co., the lock is in excellent condition. The spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. The lock still has it's original chain attached and includes the Northern Pacific brass stamped key. Another nice fair weathered lock.

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Front Side: Panama Canal Railway Back Side: Panama Canal Railway

Panama Canal Railway

SOLD - Panama Canal steel switch lock   Price: $175.00

The Panama Canal Railway (Spanish: Ferrocarril de Panama) is a railway line that runs parallel to the Panama Canal, linking the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean in Central America. The route stretches 47.6 miles (76.6 km) across the Isthmus of Panama from Colon (Atlantic) to Balboa (Pacific, near Panama City). It is operated by Panama Canal Railway, which is jointly owned by Kansas City Southern and Mi-Jack Products.

For sale is a steel switch lock that somehow made its journey North and eventually landed in the United States. Still sporting it's original spike chain, the lock is in excellent condition. Forged by "Adlake," the spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. Partially owned by the Kansas City Southern, explains the lock requiring a "Katy" key to open it. A rarity!

The terrible 80's. The US had just come out of a mid 70's recession and was in another. President Carter had wrecked the economy and inflation was sky high. The Chicago-Rock Island & Pacific Railroad is ordered liquidated due to bankruptcy, and debt owed to creditors. Mount St. Helens erupts in Washington, killing 57 and causing US$3 billion in damage. The Staggers Rail Act is enacted, deregulating American railroads. We not only lost a fallen flag, the Rock, we also lost a great talent: John Lennon is shot and killed by Mark David Chapman in front of The Dakota apartment building in New York City.

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Front Side: Pennsylvania Railroad Back Side: Pennsylvania Railroad

Pennsylvania Railroad

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Lock Set: 155 - PRR steel switch lock & brass key   Price: $95.00

The Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR) was an American Class I railroad, founded in 1846. Commonly referred to as the "Pennsy," the PRR was headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The PRR was the largest railroad by traffic and revenue in the U.S. for the first half of the twentieth century. Over the years, it acquired, merged with or owned part of at least 800 other rail lines and companies.

For sale is a steel Pennsylvania switch lock. "Slaymaker" forged, the frontside hasp is clearly stamped with the initials "PRR." The attractive brass rivets complement the overall appearance of the lock. The spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. Lock has it's original chain attached. Nice clean Pennsy lock set!

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Pennsylvania Railroad

Lock Set: 156 - PRR brass switch lock set   Price: $125.00

At one time, the PRR was the largest publicly traded corporation in the world, with a budget larger than that of the U.S. government and a workforce of about 250,000 people. The corporation still holds the record for the longest continuous dividend history: it paid out annual dividends to shareholders for more than 100 consecutive years.

For sale is a very well taken care of, all brass "Pennsylvania" lock. Forged by "Adlake," the back of the lock is clearly stamped with the initials "PRR." The spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. Includes the great looking brass PRR stamped key. A very nice lock and key set from one of the greatest railroads! This lock set + PC set below = a great pair!

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Front Side: Penn Central Railroad Back Side: Penn Central Railroad

Penn Central Railroad

Lock Set: 158 - PC brass switch lock set   Price: $125.00

The Penn Central Transportation Company, commonly abbreviated to Penn Central, was an American Class I railroad headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, that operated from 1968 until 1976. It was created by the 1968 merger of the Pennsylvania and New York Central railroads. The New York-New Haven & Hartford Railroad was added to the merger in 1969; by 1970, the company had filed for what was, at that time, the largest bankruptcy in U.S. history.

Brother of the Pennsylvania lock above, this "Penn Central" lock and key could pass as twins. Offering for sale is this "Adlake" brass lock with the brass PC stamped key. One of six railroads that formed Conrail in 1976, the lock is clearly stamped "PC RR" on the back. The spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. I believe the manufacturing of these brass locks was the last of the Adlake ornate locks forged. A great looking lock and key set! This lock set + PRR set above = a great pair!

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Front Side: Pennsylvania Railroad Back Side: Pennsylvania Railroad

Pennsylvania (Penna Co.) Railroad


Lock Set: 159 - Penna cast brass switch lock set   Price: $145.00

No, you are not seeing things. Painted a machine color gray, a previous owner must have thought the lock would look better that way. Wanting to restore the lock to it's original appearance, I had no choice but to strip the paint off and polish the lock. The front of the hasp is clearly stamped "Penna Co" and the back of the hasp has Bohannan's stamped trademark logo. The lock is in excellent condition, it opens and latches with ease. The lock is a "C" type as well as the attractive matching stamped key. Leaving the lock outside exposed to the elements will restore the lock's rustic patina appearance. The backside of the key is stamped "C" and Bohannan. The natural dark patina appearance of the key is so dark, I have taken separate pictures. click here to view: key front | key back    A great looking set!

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Front Side: Peninsula Terminal Co. Back Side: Peninsula Terminal Co.

Peninsula Terminal Co.

Lock Set: 161 - PT brass switch lock set   Price: $145.00

The railroad was incorporated in 1916, and was leased to UP and Spokane-Portland & Seattle Railroad until 1931. It is now owned by Larry Kirkeby and John Manos, effective July 1, 1994.

An attractive lock set for sale is this "Adlake" forged Peninsula Terminal Co. brass lock set. A short line railroad located in Portland Oregon, this Peninsula Terminal lock is in excellent working condition. The spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. The initials "PT Co" are clearly stamped on the back. An original brass PT CO. key make a perfect marriage lock set.

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Front Side: Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad Back Side: Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad

Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad

Lock Set: 162 - PL&E steel switch lock & brass key   Price: $125.00

The Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad also known as the "Little Giant", was formed on May 11, 1875. Company headquarters were located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The line connected Pittsburgh in the east with Youngstown, Ohio at nearby Haselton, Ohio in the west and Connellsville, Pennsylvania to the east. The eventual closure of the steel mills led to the end of the P&LE as an independent line in 1992.

This steel "Adlake" Pittsburgh & Lake Erie lock is in great condition. The initials "P&LE" are clearly stamped on the back and a date year rivet "77." The spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. Includes the handsome brass P&LE stamped key. A great looking lock and key set!

Worthwhile to mention that in 1977, Elvis Presley sings in Indianapolis, the last performance of his career and North Korea
shoots down US helicopter, killing 3. In sports, White Sox draft Harold Baines #1 and Nolan Ryan notches his 4th career 19-strikeout game.

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Front Side: Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad Back Side: Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad

Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad

Flashing Cross BucksSignal Dept. LockFlashing Cross Bucks

Lock Set: 163 - P&LE signal box brass lock set   Price: $75.00

The P&LE was known as the "Little Giant," since the tonnage that it moved was out of proportion to its route mileage. While it operated around one tenth of one percent of the nation's railroad miles, it hauled around one percent of its tonnage. Those were some busy times for our nation's railroads.

You can own a tiny percentage of this fallen flag, offering for sale is this great looking Pittsburgh & Lake Erie signal lock. "P&LE RR" is stamped on the front face of the lock. Also, worn but still visible, is the word "signal". Forged by "Yale", the lock has seen some service but still works great, opening and latching with ease. Even though I admire many of the signal locks I come into contact with, my thing has always been switch locks. Being a retired conductor/switchman, those are the type of locks I was use to handling on the job. A collector of signal locks would be more knowledgeable in determining the date the lock was forged. No doubt the lock is a relic. Over the years the patina has turned into an attractive tri-tone color. In my travels, I have seen a few of these P&LE signal locks, though never with a key. A very nice all around utility lock set.

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Front Side: Potosi & Rio Verde Railroad Back Side: Potosi & Rio Verde Railroad

Potosi & Rio Verde Railroad

Lock Set: 164 - P&RV steel switch lock & brass key   Price: $125.00

How this P&RV railroad lock made it all the way from the southern part of Mexico to Chicago, is anyone's guess. Potosi, a city in Mexico's San Luis state, is an important commercial and industrial center at the crossing of the trunk line of the "National Railroad" and the Tampico branch of the "Mexican Central". I acquired this information from an article of "Mining World" dated October 26th, 1907. To sum up what I read from the article, the P&RV railroad hauled mostly ore from the area's surrounding mines to Rio ("river") Verde.

The initials "P&RV RR" are clearly stamped on the back. The numerical numbers "447" are stamped under the drop cover; this states the lock was forged sometime during the "fourth quarter" of "1947." The spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. The lock does not come with the original key. A Burlington Northern key works great with the lock. Truly an anomaly, chances are, I will never see another like it. Thanks to the warm Mexican climate, this Adlake lock is in great condition. A very nice railroad relic!

Worth mentioning for year 1947, WW II peace treaties were signed and Howard Hughes flies "Spruce Goose", a huge wooden airplane. In sports,
Jackie Robinson bunts for his 1st major league hit. Heavyweight Joe Louis KOs Tami Mauriello and Jackie Robinson is named 1947 "Rookie of Year."

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Front Side: Peoria & Pekin Union Railroad Back Side: Peoria & Pekin Union Railroad

Peoria & Pekin Union Railroad

SOLD - PP&U steel switch lock   Price: $145.00

The Peoria & Pekin Union Railway (PPU) is a switching and terminal railroad in Illinois that began operating in 1881 and was leased to the Tazewell & Peoria Railroad in 2004. Its main yard and roundhouse are in East Peoria, Illinois, and it owns track on both sides of the Illinois River. The company also owns a rail bridge over the river. The P&PU currently switches trains for 8 other railways, handles over 170,000 cars per year, and is owned jointly by the Canadian National Railway, Norfolk Southern Railway, and Union Pacific Railroad.

A lock that does not turn up that often and offering for sale, is this Peoria & Pekin Union. The initials "P&PU" are clearly stamped on the back. "Adlake" forged, the steel
lock is in excellent condition. The spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. Includes the handsome P&PU A&W brass stamped key. A great looking lock set!

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Front Side: Reading Railroad Back Side: Reading Railroad

Reading Railroad

Lock Set: 166 - Reading steel switch lock & brass key   Price: $100.00

The Reading Company, usually called the Reading Railroad, operated in southeast Pennsylvania and neighboring states. Until the decline in anthracite loadings in the Coal Region after World War II, it was one of the most prosperous corporations in the United States. Reduced coal traffic coupled with highway competition and short hauls forced it into bankruptcy in the 1970s. The railroad was merged into Conrail in 1976, but the corporation lasted into 2000, disposing of real estate holdings.

Due to the popularity from the board game "Monopoly," here is a lock from a railroad that I believe is everyone's favorite, the Reading CO. Railroad. Adlake forged, the initials "RDG" are clearly stamped on the back. The spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. Lock has its original 8 inch spike chain. This lock has seen very little service and is in excellent condition. Includes the matching handsome "Fraim" forged Reading stamped key. A very nice set!

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Front Side: Richmond Connection Railroad Back Side: Richmond Connection Railroad

Richmond Connection Railroad

Lock Set: 167 - RC brass switch lock set   Price: $145.00

The Richmond-Fredericksburg & Potomac and Richmond & Petersburg Railroad Connection was chartered March 3, 1866, and opened May 1, 1867, as a connection between the RF&P and the Richmond and Petersburg Railroad (later part of the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad) west of downtown Richmond. It was operated jointly by those two companies. In addition, a downtown connection was owned by the R&P past Broad Street Station.

First time offering for sale, is this cast brass "Richmond Connection Railroad" lock set. Forged by "Bohannan," the front of the hasp is clearly stamped "RICH. CON. RR." I cannot say if this is the original key for this lock or not. The spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. The lock, which I would date from the early 1900's, still has it's original chain attached. A rare lock like this and it's parent railroad's lock below, would make a nice pair.

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Front Side: Richmond-Fredericksburg & Potomac Railroad Back Side: Richmond-Fredericksburg & Potomac Railroad

Richmond-Fredericksburg & Potomac Railroad

Lock Set: 168 - RF&P brass switch lock set   Price: $275.00

The RF&P was a bridge line, with a slogan of "Linking North & South" on a system that stretched about 113 miles. Until around 1965 RF&P originated less than 5% of its freight tonnage, probably less than any other Class I railroad. For much of its existence the RF&P connected with the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway, the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad and Seaboard Air Line Railroad at Richmond. At Alexandria and through trackage rights to Union Station in Washington, D.C., connections were made with the Pennsylvania Railroad, Baltimore & Ohio Railroad and the Southern Railway.

First time offering for sale, is this brass Richmond-Fredericksburg & Potomac Railroad lock. The initials "RF&P RR" are clearly stamped on the frontside hasp. The lock opens and latches with ease. The backside of the hasp is stamped with either the date or manufacturer. Very hard to decipher, I believe it is the date. A superb marriage lock set.

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Front Side: Rutland Railroad Back Side: Rutland Railroad

Rutland Railroad

Lock Set: 169 - Rutland steel switch lock & brass key   Price: $225.00

The Rutland Railroad (reporting mark RUT) was a railroad in the northeastern United States, located primarily in the state of Vermont but extending into the state of New York at both its northernmost and southernmost ends. After its closure in 1963 parts of the railroad were taken over by the State of Vermont and are now operated by the Vermont Railway.

First time offering a very nice steel "Adlake" Rutland Railroad lock set. "Rutland" is clearly stamped on the back. The hasp has excellent spring action. The spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. The lock is in excellent condition and has it's original chain attached. The matching brass Rutland key make this a very handsome lock set.

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Front Side: Seaboard Airline Railroad Back Side: Seaboard Airline Railroad

Seaboard Airline Railroad

Lock Set: 171 - SAL steel switch lock & brass key   Price: $175.00

The Seaboard Air Line Railroad (reporting mark SAL), which styled itself "The Route of Courteous Service," was an American railroad whose corporate existence extended from April 14, 1900 until July 1, 1967, when it merged with the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, its longtime rival, to form the Seaboard Coast Line Railroad. The company was headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia, until 1958, when its main offices were relocated to Richmond, Virginia. The Seaboard Air Line Railway Building in Norfolk's historic Freemason District still stands and has been converted to luxury apartments.

Popular among collectors and offering for sale, is a Seaboard Air Line Railroad lock set. Though there are no visible manufacturers marks, a educated guess would be it's "Slaymaker" forged. "Seaboard" is clearly stamped on the front of the hasp. The attractive brass rivets complement the natural dark steel patina. When a lock like this Seaboard, with the patina dark in appearance, it is difficult to capture the lock's true color. The spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. The lock has it's original 12 inch chain attached. An attractive matching set like this is rare.

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Front Side: Seaboard Airline Railroad Back Side: Seaboard Airline Railroad

Seaboard Airline Railroad

Lock Set: 172 - SAL brass/steel switch lock set   Price: $175.00

Offering for sale, yet another handsome Seaboard lock set. The initials "SAL RR" are clearly stamped on the back. This SAL lock has a brass hasp and steel body. The spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. The numerical numbers "251" are stamped under the drop cover; this states the lock was forged sometime during the "second quarter" of "1951." Sporting it's original chain and matching key, displays a very attractive lock set.

The year 1951 saw the conflict in Korea heat up. On Feb. 1, the third A-bomb test was completed in the desert of Nevada. Apr 19, Gen. Douglas MacArthur, relieved of his command by President Truman, bid farewell to Congress, quoting a line from a ballad: "Old soldiers never die; they just fade away." In baseball, May 1, Mickey Mantle hit his 1st HR. Boxing-Oct 26, Rocky Marciano defeated Joe Louis at Madison Square Garden.

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Front Side: Back Side: Seaboard Coast Line Railroad

Seaboard Coast Line Railroad

Flashing Cross BucksSignal Dept. LockFlashing Cross Bucks

Lock Set: 173 - SCL signal box brass lock set   Price: $85.00

The Seaboard Coast Line emerged on July 1, 1967, following the merger of the Seaboard Air Line Railroad with the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad.

For sale is this sharp looking SCL stamped brass signal lock. In pristine condition, the hasp opens and latches with ease. Though there are no foundry stamp mark, a guess would be "Yale" forged. Key shown, is not the original. Another nice all around utility lock from a very popular railroad.

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Front Side: Sioux City Stockyards Co. Back Side: Sioux City Stockyards Co.

Sioux City Stockyards

SOLD - SCSY brass switch lock set   Price: $125.00

In its day, there was no place in Sioux City bustling like the stockyards. Opened in 1887 and the largest stockyards in the world in 1973 based on salable receipts, the stockyards created an identity for Sioux City. The last livestock was sold when the stockyards closed on April 1, 2002.

A rarity for sale is this all brass "Sioux City Stockyards Co." lock. "Adlake" forged, the lock is in great working condition. The spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. The numerical numbers "160" are stamped under the drop cover, this states the lock was forged sometime during the first quarter of "1960." The initials "SCSY Co." are clearly stamped on the back. With its dark brass patina, this Adlake lock really stands out. Includes the handsome brass SCSY Co. stamped key. A perfect lock and key marriage!

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Front Side: Soo Line Railroad Back Side: Soo Line Railroad

Soo Line Railroad

Lock Set: 175 - Soo Line steel switch lock & brass key   Price: $125.00

Although it is named for the Minneapolis-St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie Railroad (MStP&SSM), which was commonly known as the Soo Line after the phonetic spelling of Sault, it was formed in 1961 by the consolidation of that company with two other CP subsidiaries, the Duluth-South Shore & Atlantic Railroad and Wisconsin Central Railroad.

First time offering a very nice, almost like new, Soo Line steel lock. "Adlake" forged, "Soo Line" is clearly stamped on the back with a year date rivet "77." The spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. Still sporting it's original chain, the attractive matching Soo Line brass key is included. A very handsome lock set.

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Front Side: Southern Railroad Back Side: Southern Railroad

Southern Railroad

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Lock Set: 176 - Southern steel lock & brass key set 1   Price: $95.00

The Southern Railway (reporting mark SOU) was a US class 1 railroad that was based in the Southern United States. It was the product of nearly 150 predecessor lines that were combined, reorganized and recombined beginning in the 1830s, formally becoming the Southern Railway in 1894.

For sale is a Southern Railroad "banjo/figure 8" style lock. Forged by "Yale," the lock is in good condition. The spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. "SOU RY" is clearly stamped on the frontside hasp. Still sporting it's original spike chain, the matching brass SOU Ry key make another great marriage.

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Front Side: Southern Railroad Back Side: Southern Railroad

Southern Railroad

Lock Set: 177 - Southern steel lock & brass key set 2   Price: $215.00

For the people who have fond memories of the Southern railroad, there is a whole lot to say about this rare "Adlake" steel Southern lock. The Southern had two division systems, east and west. The initials"S RY ES" are clearly stamped on the hasp. The spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. The numerical numbers "316" are stamped under the drop cover; this states the lock was forged sometime during the "third quarter" of "1916." Over the years, Mother Nature has produced a natural dark black patina. This Southern relic is in excellent condition and if taken care of properly, will last another 100 years. The lock opens and latches with ease. As the years went by, It's interesting to note how lock masters such as Adlake, initiated moderate changes in the hasp and body style to evolve. Comparing this Southern steel lock to the Adlake steel lock above, you can see a difference in the way the hasp's arch and height is formed. It makes you wonder if another locksmith had an influnence in the design change.

March 1916, specifically saw Mexican General "Francisco Pancho Villa" invade the US (18 killed). In Europe, the Battle of Verdun in WW I begins
(1 million casualties). In sports, Honus Wagner, 42, is oldest to hit an inside-the-park homerun and women are allowed to attend a boxing match.

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Front Side: South Side Elevated Railroad Back Side: South Side Elevated Railroad

South Side Elevated Railroad

Lock Set: 178 - SSE brass switch lock set   Price: $375.00

The South Side Elevated Railroad (originally Chicago & South Side Rapid Transit Railroad) was the first elevated rapid transit line in Chicago, Illinois. The line ran from downtown Chicago to Jackson Park, with branches to Englewood, Normal Park, Kenwood, and the Union Stock Yards. The first 3.6 miles of the line opened on June 6, 1892, and much of its route is still used today as part of the Chicago 'L' system.

Offering for sale is a South Side Elevated Railroad brass lock set. This 135 year old Chicago classic railroad lock has aged well and is in excellent condition. Over the years, Mother Nature has produced a natural dark brown patina, which enhances the beauty of the lock! The front side hasp is clearly stamped "SSE RR." Forged by the "Adams & Westlake Co." the hasp opens and locks with ease. The locks still has it's original chain attached. The matching SSE brass key, which is also A&W forged, make this not only a rare but very handsome lock set to own.

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Front Side: SSW Railroad Back Side: SSW Railroad

St. Louis Southwestern Railroad

aka  Cotton Belt Railroad

Lock Set: 179 - SSW steel switch lock & brass key   Price: $85.00

The St. Louis Southwestern Railway (reporting mark SSW), known by its nickname of "The Cotton Belt Route" or simply Cotton Belt, is a former US Class I railroad which operated between St. Louis, Missouri, and various points in the states of Arkansas, Kansas and Texas from 1891 to 1992.

Offering for sale is a steel St. Louis Southwestern lock. "Keyline" forged, the lock is like new. "SSW" is clearly stamped on the back of the lock. The spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. Given the moniker, the "Cotton Belt", railroad operations ran as a seperate entity until 1992, the year the SP absorbed the SSW into it's own operations. A survivor of the scrap pile, the lock has it's original 12 inch chain. Owned by the SP since 1932, this explain's a SSW lock requiring a SP key.

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Front Side: Southern Pacific Railroad Back Side: Southern Pacific Railroad

Southern Pacific Railroad

Lock Set: 180 - SP steel switch lock & brass key set 1   Price: $100.00

The Southern Pacific Transportation Company (reporting mark SP), earlier Southern Pacific Railroad and Southern Pacific Company, and usually called the Southern Pacific or (from the railroad's initials) Espee, was an American Class I railroad. It was absorbed in 1988 by the company that controlled the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad and eight years later became part of the Union Pacific Railroad.

Offering for sale is this steel "Adlake"forged Southern Pacific lock. The initials "SP T CO" are clearly stamped on the back along with a date year rivet "76." "CS-4S" is clearly stamped on the front shackle. The spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. The lock has it's original spike chain and includes the handsome brass SP stamped key.

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Front Side: Southern Pacific Railroad Back Side: Southern Pacific Railroad

Southern Pacific Railroad

Lock Set: 181 - SP steel switch lock & brass key set 2   Price: $100.00

In 1972, Southern Pacific Communications began selling surplus capacity on its microwave and fiber optic telecom system (laid along their railroad rights of way) to corporations for use as private lines. This service would evolve into Sprint; the name coming from the acronym for Southern Pacific Railroad Internal Networking Telephony.

Here is another "Adlake" forged Southern Pacific lock set in excellent condition and for sale. The initials "SP T CO" are clearly stamped on the back. "CS-4S" is clearly stamped on the front shackle. The spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. The lock has it's original spike chain and includes the handsome brass SP stamped key.

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Front Side: Southern Pacific Railroad-R&B Back Side: Southern Pacific Railroad-R&B

Southern Pacific Railroad

Lock Set: 182 - SP road & bridge steel switch lock & brass key   Price: $135.00

Like most railroads, the SP painted most of its steam locomotives black during the 20th century, but after 1945 SP painted the front of the locomotive's smokebox silver (almost white in appearance), with graphite colored sides, for visibility.

A switch from the SP switch locks (no pun intended), is this a Southern Pacific Road & Bridge Department lock. Forged by "Adlake," the lock has seen very little service. Or it was utilized in a warm climate state, for it is in excellent condition. The initials "SP CO" are clearly stamped on the back. The initials "R&B" are clearly stamped on the front hasp. The spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. The extra long spike chain is still attached. I took a chance and purchased this lock without a key. The SP key I have matched up with the lock has an unusual style hilt. A great conversation piece and another very nice set.

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Front Side: St. Paul Union Stockyards Co. Back Side: St. Paul Union Stockyards Co.

St. Paul Union Stockyards Co.

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Lock Set: 183 - St.PUSYCO. brass switch lock set   Price: $195.00

For sale is a lock that you will rarely find circulating on the market, which is a St. Paul Union Stockyards Co. lock. The initials "STPUSYCO" are clearly stamped on the frontside hasp. Forged by the Adams & Westlake Co., this early 1900 SY brass lock as seen quite a bit of service. A sucker for old locks, I once again gambled and purchased this lock (hasp opened) without a key. Buying the lock "as is," I paid more than I thought the lock was worth, but thought it would be to my advantage if I could find a key for it. After I discovered a BN key would work, I could not get the hasp to lock in place. I did perform some work on the hasp, basically filing down one side until the hasp would lock. The spring drop is secure but has no spring action. The hasp opens easily but you must apply extra pressure when latching. A nice rare oldie! All locks except those sold w/o keys, are backed with a 10 day return policy. Please see my "Payment" page for more info. Added note: It does not surprise me that a Burlington key would work with the lock. The BN had a big presence in the St. Paul area and most likely was a part owner railroad, which also serviced the stockyard.

Founded as the South St Paul Union Stockyards Co in 1886, the facility was located a few miles across the river from downtown St. Paul. It was the world's largest livestock market from 1974 to 1981.

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Front Side: Texas Central Railway Back Side: Texas Central Railway

Texas Central Railway

Lock Set: 184 - TC steel switch lock & brass key   Price: $150.00

The Texas Central Railway Company was chartered on May 30, 1879, to serve as a feeder line to the Houston & Texas Central Railway Company. Effective May 1, 1914, the Texas Central was leased to the Missouri-Kansas & Texas Railway Company of Texas. For the next fifty-three years the Texas Central was operated under lease.

For sale is a "Texas Central Railway" steel "Slaymaker" forged lock. The initials "TC RR" are clearly stamped on the front side hasp with a year stamp date "1958" on the back side. The lock is in excellent condition. The spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. The attractive brass rivets complement the overall appearance of the lock. Not in possession of a Texas Central key, I have teamed the lock with a nice "Slaymaker" stamped key, which works just fine. The lock still has it's original chain attached and the chains' keeper moves freely. A rare lock and very nice set!

1958 highlights: The U.S. Army inducts Elvis Presley, transforming The King Of Rock & Roll into U.S. Private #53310761. Unemployment in Detroit reaches 20%, marking the height of the Recession of 1958 in the United States. President Dwight D. Eisenhower becomes the first American elected official to be broadcast on color television. The plastic hula hoop is first marketed in the United States. Pope John XXIII succeeds Pope Pius XII as the 261st pope. Jack Kilby invents the first integrated circuit while working at Texas Instruments. The 1958 World Series was a rematch of the 1957 Series, with the New York Yankees beating the defending champion Milwaukee Braves in seven games for their 18th title.

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Front Side: Toledo-Peoria & Western Railroad Back Side: Toledo-Peoria & Western Railroad

Toledo-Peoria & Western Railroad

Lock Set: 186 - TP&W steel switch lock & brass key   Price: $85.00

The Toledo-Peoria & Western Railway (TPW) is a short-line railroad that operates from Mapleton, IL through Peoria, IL, and on to Logansport, IN with trackage rights in other areas of Indiana and Illinois.

A handsome set is this "Adlake" Toledo-Peoria & Western steel lock and matching brass key. The initials "TP&W" are clearly stamped on the back and a date year rivet "77". The spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. Lock has its original chain attached.

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Front Side: Union Pacific Railroad Back Side: Union Pacific Railroad

Union Pacific Railroad

Lock Set: 189 - UP steel switch lock & brass key   Price: $95.00

The Union Pacific Railroad is a freight hauling railroad that operates 8,500 locomotives over 32,100 route-miles in 23 states west of Chicago, Illinois and New Orleans, Louisiana. The Union Pacific Railroad network is the largest in the United States and employs 42,600 people. It is also one of the world's largest transportation companies.

For sale is a steel "Adlake" Union Pacific lock. The initials "UP RR NO 1" are clearly stamped on the back along with a date year rivet "75." This UP lock is in excellent condition, it seems to have seen little if any service. The spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. The lock still has it's original chain attached. Includes the UP key shown. A very attractive UP lock set!

1975 saw gas prices at 44 cents per gallon. Average Cost of new house $39,300.00 and the average monthly rent was $200.00. The Unemployment Rate in the US reaches 9.2% and recession is recognized by President Ford. Patty Hearst becomes Most Wanted and is arrested for armed robbery. Jimmy Hoffa ex teamsters boss disappears never to be seen again. One of the very first blockbuster films, Jaws, is released during June. Baseball's 1975 World Series, Cincinnati Reds defeated Boston Red Sox in a (4-3) series.

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Union Pacific Railroad

Lock Set: 190 - UP steel switch lock & brass key (2) sets   Price: $125.00

For sale are two steel "Adlake" Union Pacific locks. The initials "UP RR Switch No.1" are clearly stamped on the back. Both locks seems to have seen little service and are in excellent condition. The spring drop is very snug on the hasp opens and latches with ease. Both locks are still sporting their original 8" spike chains. The matching Adlake brass keys are included.

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Union Pacific Railroad

Lock Set: 191 - UP brass switch lock set 1   Price: $100.00

The original company was incorporated on July 1, 1862, under an act of Congress entitled Pacific Railroad Act of 1862. The act was approved by President Abraham Lincoln, and it provided for the construction of railroads from the Missouri River to the Pacific as a war measure for the preservation of the Union. It was constructed westwardly from Council Bluffs, Iowa to meet the Central Pacific Railroad line, which was constructed eastwardly from San Francisco Bay.

For sale is a brass "Adlake" Union Pacific lock. The initials "UP RR Switch No.1" are clearly stamped on the back. This UP lock is in excellent condition, the spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. The numerical numbers "260" are stamped under the drop cover, this states the lock was forged sometime during the "second quarter" of "1960." Includes the handsome brass UP stamped key.

The year 1962, "everything is right with Ike," events saw: January 2, U.S. Senator John F. Kennedy (D-MA) announces his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination. March 3, Elvis Presley returns home from Germany, after being away on military duty for 2 years. The United States launches the first weather satellite, TIROS-1. On the lighter side, The television animated sitcom, The Flintstones premieres on ABC.

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Union Pacific Railroad

Lock Set: 192 - UP brass switch lock set 2   Price: $115.00

A beauty of a lock for sale, is this Adlake all brass, Union Pacific lock. The initials "UP RR Switch No.1" are clearly stamped on the back. This UP lock is in excellent working condition and has the original 8 inch chain attached. The spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. The numerical numbers "462" are stamped under the drop cover, this states the lock was forged sometime during the "fourth quarter" of "1962." Over the years, Mother Nature has produced a natural dark brown patina, which enhances the beauty of the lock! Includes the handsome dark brass UP stamped key.

In 1962 the United States Navy SEALs established and John Glenn is 1st American to orbit Earth (Friendship 7). President Kennedy begins blockade of Cuba
by banning all Cuban imports and exports. In sports, Jackie Robinson is 1st African American elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame. Bob Feller is also elected.

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Union Pacific Railroad

Lock Set: 193 - UP brass switch lock set 3   Price: $125.00

For sale is a brass "Adlake" forged "Union Pacific" switch lock. The initials "UP RR Switch No.1" are clearly stamped on the back. This UP lock has it's original chain attached and is in excellent working condition. The spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. The numerical numbers "462" are stamped under the drop cover, this states the lock was forged sometime during the "fourth quarter" of "1962." This particular Union Pacific lock and key make a perfect marrage. The lock was forged "462" and the serial number of this A&W key is "264." The same number sequence for the lock and key is no coincidence. In 1962 the Union Pacific presented this set to a Kansas UP switchman/conductor as a parting retirement memento. A great UP relic set!

The year 1962 saw the Cuban Missile Crisis: USSR to build missile bases in Cuba; Kennedy orders Cuban blockade, lifts blockade after Russia backs down (Aug.-Nov.). The United States Navy SEALs, elite special forces, are activated. SEAL Team One is commissioned in the Pacific Fleet and SEAL Team Two in the Atlantic Fleet. On a happier note, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy takes television viewers on a tour of the White House. In Los Angeles, the first MLB baseball game is played at Dodger Stadium.

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Front Side: Union Pacific Railroad Back Side: Union Pacific Railroad

Union Pacific Railroad

Lock Set: 194 - UP brass switch lock set 4   Price: $95.00

For sale is a brass Union Pacific" lock set. "Adlake" forged, the initials "UP RR Switch No.1" are clearly stamped on the back. This UP lock seems to have seen little if any service, it has it's original clean chain attached. The hasp has excellent spring action, the spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. The gold UP key makes this a very handsome set.

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Union Pacific Railroad

Lock Set: 195 - UP fancy back brass switch lock set 1   Price: $145.00

For sale is a brass "Adlake" forged Union Pacific lock. The initials "Switch CS1" are clearly stamped on the face of the lock. This UP lock has it's original chain attached and is in excellent working condition. The spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. The matching brass UP key make a very handsome set.

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Union Pacific Railroad

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Lock Set: 196 - UP fancy back brass switch lock set 2   Price: $100.00

For sale is a cast brass Union Pacific lock set. Forged by the "Adams & Westlake Co.," the initials "Switch CS1" are clearly stamped on the face of the lock. The front hasp has a year stamp "25" (1925). The spring drop is very snug, at 93 years old, the hasp requires a pull to open. The matching brass UP key included.

1925 historical events: Calvin Coolidge is sworn in for a full term as President of the United States, the first inauguration to be broadcast on radio. The Chrysler Corporation is founded by Walter Percy Chrysler. On October 1st, the site of what was to become the Mount Rushmore National Monument was dedicated. Carving of the mountain began in October of 1927 and finished in October of 1941.

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Union Pacific Railroad

Lock Set: 197 - UPMP&C steel switch lock & brass key   Price: $175.00

For all the skeptics that thought a UP Motive Power & Cab lock did not exist, here is a superb one for sale. "Slaymaker" forged, the initials "UPMP&C" are clearly stamped on the front of the hasp, with a date stamp of "1964" on the backside hasp. Fifty-two years young, this UP lock is in excellent condition, the attractive brass rivets complement the over all appearance of the lock. The spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. Though there are many UPMP&C keys circulating on the market, a matching lock is hard to come by. The lock still has it's original chain attached and includes the handsome matching brass key. A great looking lock set!

On February 9, 1964, the Beatles first appeared on the, Ed Sullivan show (73.7 million viewers). The space race was heating up between the US and Russia.
Also, in 1964, the first Kennedy half dollar is issued. In sports, Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers southpaw, Sandy Koufax is first to strike out the side on 9 pitches.

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U.S. Bureau of Internal Revenue

Lock Set: 198 - U.S. INT REV brass lock set   Price: $225.00

For sale is a very attractive U.S. Internal Revenue brass lock set. The Bureau of Internal Revenue is an agency of Department of Finance. BIR collects more than half of the total revenues of the government. Cesar Dulay is the current Commissioner of BIR. This type of treasury lock was utilized to secure and preserve on sight evidence of illegal dealing. Forged by the "Thomas Slaight Co.," this is a very early government lock set. The frontside of the lock is clearly stamped "U.S. INT REV." Included is the original Slaight brass key, which has the exact same key code number "12336," stamped on the locks' hasp. Although the lock is not a railroad lock, it is truly a rare relic. The lock is over a century old and is in great condition, the drop cover has excellent spring action, it opens and latches with ease. A great conversation piece for some collector's collection.

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Virginian Railway

Lock Set: 201 - VGN steel switch lock & brass key   Price: $325.00

The Virginian Railway was a Class I railroad located in Virginia and West Virginia in the United States. The VGN was created to transport high quality "smokeless" bituminous coal from southern West Virginia to port at Hampton Roads.

Like new! One of the most pristine VGN switch locks I have encountered. Prized and hoarded by collectors, VGN locks hardly circulate. The year "1957" is stamped on the backside hasp. The attractive brass rivets complement the overall appearance of the lock. Stamped on the frontside hasp are the initials, "VGN." "Slaymaker" forged, still sporting it's original chain, the lock is in great working condition. The chains' keeper moves freely in either direction. The spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. The matching VGN brass key makes this a very handsome relic set.

Notable events 1957: September 14, cult Western series "Have Gun Will Travel", premieres on CBS. Elvis Presley appears on The Ed Sullivan Show for the 3rd and final time. Dwight D. Eisenhower is privately sworn in for a second term as President of the United States. May 3, 1957 - Brooklyn Dodgers owner Walter O'Malley agrees to move the team from Brooklyn, New York, to Los Angeles.

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Western Pacific Railroad

Lock Set: 202 - WP steel switch lock & brass key   Price: $145.00

The first Western Pacific 1865-70 was absorbed by the Central Pacific Railroad. The second Western Pacific, chartered in 1903, was formed to break the SP"s monopoly in Northern California.

A first time listing and offering for sale, is this great looking Western Pacific lock and key. Forged by "Adlake," the initials "WP RR" are clearly stamped on the back. The numerical numbers "143" are stamped under the drop cover; this states the lock was forged sometime during the "first quarter" of "1943." The spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. Produced, while WW2 was raging on, this lock is in excellent condition. A true relic, the lock still has it's 12 inch spike chain attached. The brass WP stamped key makes this a handsome pair.

In 1943, the government started rationing, the average working man grossed $2,000.00 a year while the average cost of a new home was $3,600.00. Abroad, 1943 saw WW2 still raging, while at home in America, frankfurters (hotdogs) replaced by Victory Sausages (mix of meat & soy meal), yuck! US rations bread & metal - banning presliced bread to reduce bakery demand for metal parts. In sports, Chicago Bears win NFL championship, defeating Washington Redskins 41-21 in Chicago. Lighter side: "Archie" comic strip debuts 1st broadcast on radio.

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Front Side: Wabash-Chester & Western Railroad Back Side: Wabash-Chester & Western Railroad

Wabash-Chester & Western Railroad

Lock Set: 203 - WC&W steel switch lock & brass key   Price: $145.00

The Wabash-Chester & Western Railroad was organized February 20th, 1878. A downstate Illinois short line,
it ceased operating under it's own reporting mark and was absorbed into the larger Wabash Railroad. stamped-initials

For sale is a Wabash-Chester & Western steel lock. "Adlake" forged, the front side of the hasp is lightly stamped "WC&W RR." I have never come across a WC&W key, kudos to any collector who has one. After many different key attempts, I discovered a W&LE key worked well. The lock is in good condition, still sporting it's original chain, it opens and latches with ease. A very rare railroad lock!

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Front Side: Wabash Railroad Back Side: Wabash Railroad

Wabash Railroad

Lock Set: 204 - Wabash steel switch lock & brass key   Price: $145.00

The Wabash Railroad (reporting mark WAB) was a Class I railroad that operated in the mid-central United States. It served a large area, including track in the states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, and Missouri and the province of Ontario. Its primary connections included Chicago, Illinois, Kansas City, Missouri, Detroit, Michigan, Buffalo, New York, St. Louis, Missouri, and Toledo, Ohio. The Wabash's major freight traffic advantage was the direct line from Kansas City to Detroit, without going through St. Louis or Chicago. Despite the Wabash name disappearing in the 1960s, the company continued to exist on paper until being merged into the Norfolk Southern Railway in 1991.

For the collectors who favour Wabash locks, don't pass this one up. "Slaymaker" forged, the lock is clearly stamped "Wabash R.R." on the front of the shackle. The reverse side of the shackle has a date stamp of "1954" and "S." The attractive brass rivets complement the overall appearance of the lock. The spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. The Slaymaker forged key makes this lock set a perfect marriage.

Notable events for 1954, Rose & Cotton Bowl are 1st sport colorcasts, Elvis Presley pays $4 to a Memphis studio & records his 1st two songs, "Casual Love" & "I'll Never Stand in Your Way." Also, the United States explodes Castle Bravo, 15 megaton hydrogen bomb at Bikini Atoll - most powerful nuclear device ever detonated by the US.

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Western Union

Lock Set: 205 - Western Union brass lock set   Price: $145.00

The New York and Mississippi Valley Printing Telegraph Company, now Western Union, began as a financial services and communications company in 1851. The firm expanded by buying out a number of competitive companies. In 1856, the company changed its name to Western Union Telegraph Company in anticipation of its ability to send telegraphs from the east coast to the west coast. The company completed its first transcontinental telegraph line in 1861, then went on to offer a variety of money- and time-related services to the public.

Although the Western Union Company was not a transportation company, Western Union transported something just as important a commodity - "communication". With the invention of Samuel Morses' telegraph, Western Union signed contracts with the major railroads to use their right-of-way to construct their communication wires.

A first time listing and offering for sale, is this great looking Western Union Telegraph Co. lock set. "Western Union Telegraph Co." is clearly stamped on the front. On the back side hasp, there is a date stamp of "1961." There are no visible manufacturer's stamp mark. For it's age, the lock is in excellent condition. The spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease. The lock still has it's original chain attached. As a bonus to whomever purchases this lock, I will throw in a extra unmarked brass key. A handsome rare set to own.

The year 1961 saw many historical events. Shepard makes first US Space Flight, Peace Corps is established by John F. Kennedy, Construction of the Berlin Wall begins. The United States tests its first Minuteman I intercontinental ballistic missile. The Six Flags Over Texas theme park officially opens to the public. Baseball player Roger Maris of the New York Yankees hits his 61st home run in the last game of the season, against the Boston Red Sox, setting a new record for the longer baseball season. The record for the shorter season is still held by Babe Ruth. Baseball legend Ty Cobb dies at the age of 74 at Emory University Hospital.

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Tippie Railroad

Lock Set: 206 - Tippie brass switch lock set   Price: $100.00

It is my belief that this very early brass switch lock was utilized on the Pennsylvania Railroad. Perhaps a section of rail line in Tipton, PA. The lock is in excellent condition, still sporting it's original chain, it opens and latches with ease.


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For sale: locks w/o keys - sold as is.



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Chicago-Burlington & Quincy Railroad

Lock Set: 1A - 3 CB&Q steel utility locks   Price: 95.00


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Union Pacific Railroad

Lock Set: 3A - UP (3) locks   Price: $95.00


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All locks are inspected, and as a courtesy, cleaned and oiled. In addition, all locks include a ten day examination period. Upon receipt of lock set being delivered; if not satisfied, buyer has ten days to return the lock. Lock and key must be in same conditon as when shipped. Return shipping fees are the buyers responsilbility. Last updated 07/18/2018

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