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Old 05-20-2022, 08:16 PM
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Default Wheat and a PG&E padlock

Another day, another roadside turnout. This one just down the road from me.

Hard digging but got a 1953 S wheat and a cool PG&E padlock. Have to go back and look for the key
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Old 05-20-2022, 08:35 PM
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Retired PG&Er here!

Had a corporate key for those locks that got me past many a locked gate.

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Old 05-20-2022, 08:55 PM
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Originally Posted by SeabeeRon View post
Retired PG&Er here!

Had a corporate key for those locks that got me past many a locked gate.
Maybe your key fits Groundsweeper's padlock
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Old 05-20-2022, 09:06 PM
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Nice...cool finds! That lock looks like a five pin and it could be raked open especially if it were a 'mastered' keyed cylinder.

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Old 05-20-2022, 10:49 PM
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Originally Posted by SeabeeRon View post
Retired PG&Er here!

Had a corporate key for those locks that got me past many a locked gate.
That's cool Ron. I like our PG&E guys, they work hard to get our power back up after snow storms... although we had crews from Oregon fixing our lines after the last big storm - it was a pretty big storm and stretched PG&E pretty thin I guess.

Originally Posted by Tom_in_CA View post
Maybe your key fits Groundsweeper's padlock
I saw some similar padlocks previously sold on ebay with a Key... wouldn't mind a key.

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Nice...cool finds! That lock looks like a five pin and it could be raked open especially if it were a 'mastered' keyed cylinder.
Thanks JAK. THe lock is already open! I'm resistant to closing it for whatever reason since I'll probably never obtain a key for it, there's really no point in it being locked or not.

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Congrats on the lock an wheat GS. I always get a kick out of finding a lock. Good luck. Mark

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Nice!!! Congrats!!!

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Originally Posted by markinswpa View post
Congrats on the lock an wheat GS. I always get a kick out of finding a lock. Good luck. Mark
Thanks Mark. I'd prefer an old padlock but I still like this one

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Nice!!! Congrats!!!
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Love finding those older padlocks. I have one from a railroad track switcher that ran between 1857 and 1920
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Originally Posted by beepsticker View post
Love finding those older padlocks. I have one from a railroad track switcher that ran between 1857 and 1920
THAT would be a cool padlock to find! I've been hitting along the RR around me somewhat when I can, yet to find anything cool RR related that I recall, a RR padlock would be awesome.

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I bet that padlock was screaming, GS! Nice find!
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Congrats on the wheatie and brass.

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Old 05-21-2022, 11:33 PM
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Originally Posted by jhanson View post
I bet that padlock was screaming, GS! Nice find!
Thanks, or sure, I could visually see part of it sticking out of what looked like snow plowed or tractored dirt pile, but didn't know what it was or if it was really metal even at that point.

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Congrats on the wheatie and brass.
Thank you Nick

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