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    Posted 2 years ago

    WARRENNYER…
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    Here are a few of my favorite railroad locks from my collection. I've been collecting now for about 45 years.

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    1. keramikos, 10 months ago
      WARRENNYERGES, Cool. :-)

      May I ask which railroad had the interwoven initials logo on the lock in the first picture?

      It's reminiscent of an old logo used by a now defunct exercise equipment company (the Health Developing Apparatus Company):

      https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/295763-barbers-tool

      In the case of the logo on your lock, it looks like it's encircled by rope, which suggests a western USA theme.
    2. WARRENNYERGES WARRENNYERGES, 10 months ago
      It's from the Charlotte Harbor & Northern Ry. A Florida short line that transported phosphorous. It was in operation in the early 1900's.
    3. keramikos, 10 months ago
      WARRENNYERGES, Aha, thank you. :-)

      http://taplines.net/092006/chn01

      This Google Preview is the only copy I've been able to find of a 1915 time table and map for the CH&NR:

      Charlotte Harbor & Northern Railway Time Tables 1915 | fgcu.digital.flvc.org

      https://images.app.goo.gl/aY23Ydy3Zkpo2mpk8

      I suspect fgcu reorganized their website, and as a result, there are a lot of broken links.

      I guess that rope in the logo could still be a cowboy theme, considering that Florida had cowboys going all the way back to the early 18th century, although they apparently didn't use lassos:

      https://www.legendsofamerica.com/cracker-cowboys/

      Back when a whole group of us here at CW were endeavoring to identify those gym set components, I was immediately intrigued by that logo of intertwined initials, and realized that it reminded me of the company logo that the Singer Sewing Machine put on some of their machines, most notably the model 29:

      https://danhopgood.wordpress.com/2019/07/05/singer-29-variants/

      Anyway, thanks again or identifying the railway for me. :-)
    4. slackjack, 10 months ago
      Are inter-urban locks considered railroad ? Are they also collectable?
    5. WARRENNYERGES WARRENNYERGES, 10 months ago
      Yes, they are. Do you have any?
    6. Vynil33rpm Vynil33rpm, 10 months ago
      Nice Railing Locks
      all I’ve been able to collect is
      a few railroad rocks, that were
      thrown at me
    7. WARRENNYERGES WARRENNYERGES, 10 months ago
      Well, I've been collecting for over 45 years now and since retiring, I go to all the shows and meets. It's taken a lot of time, miles and money to accumulate what I have, locks are my vice, it beats drinking and drugging!!!
    8. Vynil33rpm Vynil33rpm, 10 months ago
      I agree sir idle time is the devils time
    9. WARRENNYERGES WARRENNYERGES, 10 months ago
      That's what I've been told time and time again.

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