This vintage lock is marked PRR, for the Pennsylvania Railroad. During the Civil War years and later, that company controlled and managed the Northern Central Railway which ran north-south through the center of York County.
On June 27, 1863, Confederate raiders from Virginia and Maryland drove Union militia away from Hanover Junction, Pa. Recently, a gentleman donated the lock shown above to the museum.
What is the reported significance of this old lock???
So, reportedly this lock had once secured a strong box of the PRR and Confederate soldiers forced open the lock to get to the contents of the box.
What Civil War relics do you have? Any good stories from York County?