This is a good example of the attractive castback N&W Ry Co. locks used by the Norfolk & Western Railway. It comes with a good working matching key.

There are no maker markings on either the lock or key, but we guarantee they are authentic and not reproductions. (Both lock and key interchange perfectly with other Fraim and S&M sets we have.)

THE KEY is stamped N&WRY in tall serif letters on its bow. On the other side a serial number is stamped: 18174. It has aged to an attractive golden color. The end of the barrel and bit edges are worn from use but there are NO cracks or splits. The lock responds IMMEDIATELY to it, it works perfectly. The only issues are cosmetic: Two nicks on the outside of the barrel and a discolored area over the RY.

THE LOCK is brass, with a steel clevis loop and pin that are completely free and swing. It has not been tampered with. It does have some surface crud left over from use (we do NOT clean our locks!) and just a slight touch of green tarnish (it looks better in real life than in the pictures here). It works perfectly with the key, responding IMMEDIATELY when the key is turned, and then locks closed soundly.

The inner spring is very strong -- the dust cover over the keyhole resists strongly when pushed aside and then snaps shut sharply when released.

The only issue we found is that there is a dent on the front (between the N and the & - see our pictures), which does not affect anything.

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Norfolk & Western Railway Brass Fancy Castback Lock and Key Railroad

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