Today was a pretty slow day, but I did manage to find one cool item: a brass railroad lock. It was a screaming signal and only a couple inches down. The “SR” stands for Southern Railway, and this lock probably dates to the 1890s or the early 1900s.
I’ve seen people post railroad keys before, but I had never seen a railroad lock until today. The shackle is bent and the dust cover is missing, but a cool find nonetheless.
Found in a field about half a mile north of the railroad tracks, near an 1800s house site. This hobby is full of fun surprises.