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Old 01-08-2013, 05:41 PM
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My dad has an old brass railroad lock. He asked me to look on the internet to see if I could find out what it might be worth. However the amount of information on railroad memorabilia is overwhelming. It would take me days to dig through it all.

The lock is stamped "A & W" with "Chicago" beneath it. The only A & W railroads I could find were the Ahnapee and Western Railroad (small local carrier in Wisconsin) and the Alexandria and Western Railroad (local railway in Louisiana). Neither of them go anywhere near Chicago.

The key is stamped "C C C & St L Railroad" which is clearly the "Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago & St Louis Railroad". This would explaion why "Chicago" was stamped on the lock. But I still can't figure out what the "A & W" stands for.

So, any railroad experts out there? Or maybe even just a suggestion of where I could go to find more information? Some of these locks sell for hundreds of dollars, so i would like to have some idea what it is worth before I just throw it on E-bay.
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Fred, I used to work for BNSF and one of the women I worked with, her husband is huge into railroad history and memorabilia. I have copied and pasted your question and forwarded it to them to see if they can help. She wont get the email till morning i'm sure, so it may take a day or two to get you an answer if they are able to oblige. Actually, the gentleman may be interested in the lock itself because he is a collector. Anyway, I will let you know what I find out.
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Thanks, Dog.

I'll post a picture tomorrow.
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For anyone interested I found out that tyhe A&W stamp was not for a railroad, but for a lockmaker Adams & Westlake in Chicago.
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I still have not received a response on the lock yet, but hope too.
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For anyone interested I found out that tyhe A&W stamp was not for a railroad, but for a lockmaker Adams & Westlake in Chicago.
You're right. The A&W is for Adams & Weslake Co.

You may want to contact them for info on when the lock was manufactured and the possible worth.
http://www.adlake.com/index.php?opti...ory_pathway=28

Also: Email and phone number for someone that might be able to help you out.
http://railtiques.com/collection/locks/
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