from election eve 2020. If you want an escape from the overwhelming
political climate, check out all of our new locks and keys. Lanterns
are coming followed by some really cool ticket validator dies
and some great hardware and misc. This crazy season won't deter
us from bringing you some of the finest artifacts on the market
today. Check back often for more updates and as always, we can't
thank you enough for your continued patronage. We're looking forward
to meeting more of you and getting back on the road in 2021!
sure all of us wish things could be going a little more normal
this year. So we won't belabor the point, but here at Pacific
Railroad Antiques we'll try and add some normalcy to your collecting
lives with a new update that will eventually encompass more keys,
locks, hardware, lanterns and whatever else we can get time to
offer through our various categories of items. Today, we have
an update of some nice keys, a few real gems of rarity but all
are very nice quality examples in their own right. As we move
to phase 2 of the update, look for some locks and other hardware
related items. Thanks again for stopping by and if you have any
specific wants, feel free to send us a list and we'll be sure
and let you know when things come in.
Railroad Antiques is pleased to announce we are partnering
Railroad Americana to bring you the lifetime collection
of Richard Kamins of Torrance, CA. Richard tragically passed
away in April of this year. Many of you may have known Richard
as a long-time collector of locks and keys focusing on the "Common
Standard" series of cast brass switch locks. His collection
encompasses rare locks such as OR&NCo CS-3, CYR&PRR CS-4,
SO.PACIFIC.CO CS-5, O&WRR CS-9, StJ&GIRy CS-11, as well
as many others.
also collected extremely rare and sought after keys including
examples from Union Pacific Denver & Gulf, Kansas Pacific
Railway, Tucson Cornelia & Gila Bend, Gila Valley Globe &
Northern, Denver Texas & Ft. Worth and many others from all
over the West and beyond.
Railroad Antiques and Western Railroad Americana are
grateful for this opportunity to help Richard's family in this
difficult time, and to partner together to bring you such a wonderful
collection of locks and keys. Look for updates in both Locks
categories throughout the month of May.
find additional selections for sale at Western Railroad Americana
and be sure and drop us your name
and contact information as well as what you're looking for HERE,
and we'll add you to our growing list of subscribers who receive
sale notices and special offers before they're posted on our sites!
UPDATE OF 2020
this update finds you well amid our viral outbreak. Plenty of
new keys to look at and more on the way as well as locks and lanterns
for the new year. Yes we're experiencing some challenging times
up here in the Northwest amid our Coronavirus outbreak so from
now through the foreseeable future, upon request we will be happy
to wash or disinfect to the greatest extent possible any items
you purchase before shipping. We take this seriously and will
be happy to work with you to satisfy your needs. Look for additional
items to be added in the coming weeks and stay well everyone!
LOCKS, AND KEYS
great keys going up today including a fantastic ANN ARBOR RR key
and a really nice I&GNRR tapered barrel key. Look for some
nice locks and a few choice lanterns in the coming days. Do your
Christmas shopping early this year. Pick out your special someone's
favorite railroad antque for a unique gift experience.
just added several new lanterns including the highest quality
CM&StPRy brass top bell bottom we've ever handled. Don't miss
these new additions. We'll be back soon with more great keys and
locks as well as many other hardware additions so stay tuned!
SELECTION OF TALL GLOBE LANTERNS
this update we have one dozen new tall globe lanterns, all excellent
quality and hard to find, many in superior condition rarely seen.
Check back for more great locks, keys, hardware, lanterns and
other fine collectibles as we get time to post them.
going to be a feeding frenzy of epic proportions. Over 60 new
keys to choose from, from anywhere on the price and rarity spectrum.
There are great deals to real centerpiece items for your collection.
Check them out and don't hesitate. Many a buyer has missed out
by hours or minutes! Some nice lanterns on the way when we get
time to post them.
better time to shop early than now. We have a massive new key
selection up, as well as locks and lanterns with some hardware
and hat badges on the way, and a long overdue dining car update
coming! Find that special Christmas gift and get it in the mail
early this year.
IS WINDING DOWN ALREADY
does the time go? We've been finding new treasures for your enjoyment
so please take a look at the new locks and keys on the site. There
may even be some pieces of new hardware coming in the near futuere
so stay tuned!
HARDWARE UPDATE AND MORE
everyone. There's a large selection of great hardware to choose
from this time around. Mostly locomotive builders plates. Coming
up will be some more nice lanterns and some great keys coming
as soon as we get done with some spring cleaning! So enjoy for
now and look for the next phase of this update soon.
Spring for those of you who aren't still shoveling snow! Working
on an extensive update, so look today for tall and short globe
lanterns as well as some very nice locks and a couple of builders
plates. Keys are coming along with more hardware and some unique
pieces sure to please so stay tuned and let us know if there is
something in particular you are looking for and we'll add you
to our list!
couple days early, but who's counting. Enjoy some more lanterns,
locks, keys, and later some hardware hopefully as we have time
to get things posted. Starting in 2018, please note some slight
changes in payment policies. 2018 should be another banner year
so let us know what you're looking for and we'll try and match
you up with something on your list of wants! Thanks again everyone
for your continued patronage and we hope to bring you many more
great items in the new year!
taking most of the summer off to tend to things around the place,
we're back at it with some updates in time for your Christmas
shopping. Enjoy this round that will continue this week and next
and will bring to you some excellent locks and keys, along with
some choice lanterns and a small hoard of steam builders plates.
Also look for badges and tags as well as a few nice wax sealers
and other miscellaneous hardware. As always, don't be shy about
contacting us and letting us know what you're looking for. If
we don't have it, we'll do our best to see what we can find for
you. And as always, thank you for your continued support!
AND LOCKS ARE HERE
added more locks and keys are coming shortly. We've purchased
a large collection of each from all over the US so stay tuned
for a wide variety available soon. Also coming a little later
will be some nice lanterns and misc. Thanks for your coninued
KEYS, LOCKS COMING
out all the new keys, a wide range of roads and ages, from Civil
War to 1980's. Some great additions in there. Locks are coming.
And stay tuned this year as we bring several large collections
to market. It is going to be a great spring so be sure and check
remember, you now have an alternate way to pay. Pacific Railroad
Antiques now accepts direct credit card payments from all major
credit cards! Please see HOW TO ORDER
page for details.
HARDWARE AND BOOKS
added some great new lanterns, cast brass locks, a few new keys
and check out the Book section. We'll be adding more over the
coming months so stay tuned for that!
remember, you now have an alternate way to pay. Pacific Railroad
Antiques now accepts direct credit card payments from all major
credit cards! Please see HOW TO ORDER
page for details.
ALL WHO HAVE WAITED... PATIENTLY!
September, Pacific Railroad Antiques will start accepting direct
credit card payments from all major credit cards! Please see HOW
TO ORDER page for details.
Enjoy this round of updates with some great keys, lanterns, and
spare globes, with more on the way so stay tuned!
nice locks added this time around. We're getting around to a key
update and the addition of some really nice Santa Fe silver holloware
so watch for that in the coming days. Thanks for all your support!
ITEMS COMING THIS SUMMER
out the first of our new items up for sale this summer. Some great
locks and keys, a nice early lamp, Depot picture in the Misc.
category, and some awesome hardware for the train room, museum
or back yard! More on the way so stay tuned!
IS IN THE AIR
first springtime update for 2016 is here. Check out the new locks
and keys available. Some really rare ones from all over the country.
expanding some sections and doing a small remodel of the site
so look for expansions in the Paper and Dining Car sections as
well as some new keys, locks and lanterns coming.
YEAR, NEW ITEMS
new year everyone! This update brings some great new hardware,
lanterns, signs, and locks. Look for some passes, silver, china
and more keys coming soon.
we come to this Thanksgiving and Christmas season, let us not
forget to thank those who spend countless hours in service to
the people of this great country. From Service men and women all
over the globe, to the local church volunteers feeding the hungry.
This time of year isn't about the stuff we buy, its about the
friendships and relations we make with each other that bring us
together as a community and as a nation.
year we here at Pacific Railroad Antiques are thankful for people
who serve others. We're also thankful for you as our customers,
friends, and new acquaintances. And we're thankful to be able
to continue to share this great hobby with all of you. As you
enjoy these new updates across the site please take a minute to
think about the people in and around your life that make you thankful,
and take a minute to let them know.
rainy weekend in the Pacific Northwest gives us the opportunity
to make some long awaited updates to the website. The additions
you'll enjoy this time include some nice lanterns and lamps as
well as a few rare builders plates and some great keys coming.
And as usual, we're out and about looking for more great treasures
that are ready to transition to their next caretakers. We really
value your continued support and look forward to many more years
you're in the Pacific Northwest, please make it a point to stop
by and see us on November 14th at the Kent Commons in Kent, WA.
The Boeing Employees put on a great show as they have for the
past 35 years! See their website at www.bemrrc.com
for more information. Hope to see you there!
look for more items to be added from the James Fredrickson collection.
There will be some rare and spectacular early centruy original
matted photos, one of the largest collections around. So stay
has the summer gone? Well, we hope you have enjoyed it! Its difficult
to juggle so many things, family, hobbies, work... Yes we have
full time jobs outside of this hobby we are passionate about so
time runs short during the summer. But we're working on a major
update. As many of you know we have been asked to handle several
large railroad collectibles estates and are in the process of
trying to process and catalog everything and keep it all straight
while finding room to house things in an organized manner. We'll
be posting some of these offerings starting in the next couple
weeks with hopefully regular updates now that it is 'back to school'
the subject of estates, we would strongly advise you collectors
to have a plan in place for your entire collection. None of us
will live forever, so planning now will help your family avoid
the various "Cherry Picking" auction houses and collectors
that over promise and under deliver leaving your family with less
than expected while having to deal with the items you found precious,
but they did not.
to us about our collection estate managment services. We manage
the entire collection and realize top prices while honoring your
pre-planned directives on those special pieces.
TON OF GREAT STUFF
some fantastic items added in Lanterns, Locks and Hardware.
LOCKS TO SEE
added some nice cast locks from some western roads, more on the
out the new Spring offerings in lamps and lanterns. Some nice
items that won't last long. More locks and keys to come.
brings new stuff!
New year a month late. This update will showcase some new locks
and keys from a recent collection purchase. Coming will be some
great lanterns and some pretty sweet lamps as well. Time is always
the issue around here and there never seems to be enough of it
to get things done, but look for hopefully some more frequent
updates this year as we will be adding more to the Hardware, dining
car and paper categories. Also check out the new additions to
the JMF collection offering.
is right around the corner
and the blessings of Christmas are upon us. Don't miss out on
the multitude of new items posted! New lanterns, locks, keys,
dinnerware, hardware and other great items as well as more from
the Fredrickson collection coming very soon!
that all orders placed between now and December 12th will receive
is pretty much over, but the updates are just beginning. Fresh
and first to market this time are a beautiful selection of early
eastern tapered barrel and rare switch and car keys dating between
the 1860's and 1890's. Also check out the updates to the Fredrickson
collection as we've added many new items and opened the Employee
timetable category. Many more items to go as we get time to bring
them to market. Watch for more hardware and paper soon.
last posted an entry here. Since then we've added more of the
Fredrickson collection to the site, as well as updated the key
section with a new selection of rare and diverse keys. Look for
more hardware upcoming as time permits. It's back-to-school time
so hopefully after the rush of getting the kids off to a running
start, we'll be posting more interesting and desirable items for
your consideration. As always, thanks for your continued patronage.
M. Fredrickson Collection
are starting to load items on the site from the James M. Fredrickson
collection. Please take a look at the JMF Collection page and
read about one of the true legends of railroading in the Pacific
Northwest. Jim and his wife continue to reside in the Tacoma area
and will appreciate the generous support though the purchase of
the treasures Jim saved throughout his railroading career. Pacific
Railroad Antiques is honored to be providing this opportunity
for you. Look for new categories to open up and things to be added
to existing categories as we progress.
UPDATE FOR 2014
been a while and hopefully it was worth the wait. Check out the
new and interesting lanterns, both tall and short globe. Couple
of really rare New England lanterns up for sale. And a nice selection
of builders plates and N&W cylinder plates as well as a nice
refresh of the Locks category. Coming up will be more keys and
maybe some Dining car items. As always, thanks for your patronage
and we look forward to adding to your collections in 2014!
that time of year again when the Holidays are upon us and we are
rushing around trying to find something for that one person on
our list that has everything. Well, consider picking up a piece
of railroad history for them! This update includes many new to
market lanterns, hats, hardware, and other great items. And remember,
free shipping on most items in time for Christmas if you shop
really great keys in this update. Check out all the new and rare
treasures. Also you'll note a new tab on the home page labeled
"JMF Collection" This is the future home of all items
to be sold from the James M. Fredrickson
collection. So please keep an eye on this and we hope to bring
you some rare and diverse offerings that have never been to market
before. So stay tuned and come back often.
IS ALMOST OVER!
the collectibles keep coming. Its been a busy summer with all
kinds of things going on so we apologize for not updating the
site until now. We're starting with some new lock and key additions
that will be followed by some good old iron and hardware type
items as well as more lanterns. As usual we have many more items
in our inventory so don't be afraid to inquire for specific wants.
hope you find something in this latest update.
additional lanterns are now posted along with killer builders
and class plates, a great Burlington Route Agent's hat, wax seals,
and miscellaneous stuff so check it out! More coming so stay tuned.
at least we had 4 or 5 days of it up here in the Pacific Northwest.
More rain for next week though! Listed are a fresh group of locks
and keys including some very difficult to find selections. Coming
will be more lanterns followed by some hardware. And later in
the summer look for an increasing amount of postings as we will
be handling items from 3 long time collections. Some great stuff
on the way so don't miss out.
the first update of the new year we have some new lanterns, and
hardware to check out. On the way will be a few new and interesting
keys as well as a few great locks so stay tuned! 2013 looks to
be the best year yet here at Pacific Railroad Antiques.
is here, where did this year go! Soon Christmas will be here,
so get your shopping done early! Is there a better gift than railroadiana
for that hard to buy person on your list? Check out the new lanterns
locks and soon to be coming keys in the next couple days. Have
a blessed Thanksgiving and look for more updates coming soon.
If you are into steam builders plates check back often. Some very
interesting items are in the works!
so are some updates. Several great locks and new hardware were
added and more keys and lanterns are on the way. Just in time
for your Christmas shopping. If you are looking for something
specific send us an email and we'll do are best to meet your needs.
out the PDF with linked photos of 110 keys for sale at unbeatable
prices. Some rare and interesting keys on the list.
is about over, but we're going strong. Check out the new locks,
some seldom seen western cast locks are now up for sale or trade.
And look for more additions in the locks and keys category. As
always if you have a want list, feel free to send it. and we'll
see what we can find.
been a while since we posted an update so hopefully you'll find
something interesting. We have many new locks, lanterns, keys,
and some uniquie hardware to browse with more on the way as time
allows. As always, if you don't see something in your interest,
feel free to email me your wants and we'll put you on our want
list. Stay tuned for more in the near future.
new year is almost here. Time for some last minute after Christmas
railroad shopping! Come see the new locks, lanterns, and keys
on the list and be sure and stop back by for more updates early
in the new year. We want to take time to thank each and every
one of you who have done business with us this last year and we
look forward to serving you again in 2012! We hope all of you
had a Merry Christmas and best of luck on your new finds in the
Rain is back...
in the Pacific Northwest means two things, wind and rain. And
so you can thank the weather for this timely update. 5 new and
interesting lanterns this time around. But wait... there's more
coming. We'll have more keys, locks and for you wax sealer collectors,
a one-of-a-kind opportunity coming so check back again soon for
those and enjoy the weather in your neck of the woods!
for all who found treasures to add to your collections from our
special page. For those who missed the special, we'll bring it
back periodically and announce its return on this page. We're
rolling out a new page today along with some nice new keys. Look
for more locks, lanterns and other items coming soon. Check out
the offer sheet link on the home page. You'll want to keep an
eye open for some outstanding items in the coming months on this
page and in our regular for sale categories. Up on the offer page
is an amazingly rare fancy back lock so check it out. For those
wanting to attend a show in the good old Pacific Northwest, the
Boeing Employee's Model Railroad Club annual show and swap meet
is Saturday November 12th, 2011 at the Kent Commons in Kent, WA.
Hope to see you there. For more information visit www.bemrrc.com
Note: I will be taking a few days off in August and will
be away from my email, if you do not receive a prompt response
please be patient and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
current update includes new lanterns, keys, locks, and lamps this
time around so check em out! But this update has more for those
who are reading it. You're entitled to a preview of the next update.
Just email me for photos and details (no phone calls on the preview
items please). All preview items are for sale, first come-first
served! And as always, I have many items that are not listed on
the site for sale so feel free to send a want list or ask for
specifics. Thanks again for taking the time to visit the site.
We hope you find something you can't live without!
new and interesting keys from an old collection in the mid-west
for sale in today's update. All are in near perfect condition
and early tapered barrel. Also some new items in the Badge &
Dining sections to check out. This year is moving fast, its nearly
Independence Day and summer for us in the PNW is just starting.
More updates around the corner including new locks and lanterns
to come. Stay tuned!
Update is here!
never know how much time you DON'T have until you have kids. Thanks
for your patience as I find time to make these updates to the
site. Its along time coming but hope that it is worth it to you
and you find something you can't live without at a price that
fits your pocket book. Our goal is value and judging by the amount
of repeat customers, many of you are finding just that. Please
enjoy the updates to the Lanterns, Locks, Keys, and a neat annual
pass added this time around. And stay tuned as we work to bring
you items from several collections that have not seen the light
of day for over 40 years.
miss the Helena, MT Railfair!
year's show should be better than ever. Mark your calendar, the
show is April 17th at the Helena, MT Civic Center. For more information
contact me or search "Helena Rail Fair" on the net.
As always we'll be set up with a wide selection of great stuff.
Come by and say hi.
those not able to attend, watch for photos of the show to be posted
on railroadiana.org, and be watching for another update to this
site coming soon.
out the BLUE and AMBER cast globes!
in a lifetime offering of a beautiful triple marked Fitchburg
with a blue cast globe! Also neat amber cast lantern as well as
some new hats and badges, as well as locks. Check em!
of new stuff.
out the new lanterns including two rare Colorado lanterns on page
1 and several new on page 2. Also great new keys, new hats and
badges including a rare Pennsy patrolman badge. And a nice D&RGW
step box among other new items.
be setting up at the annual Lion's Club railroad show on March
12th in Chehalis. For more information see the Capitol
City Lion's for details. Stop by and say hi and say you saw
it on the What's New page!
UPDATE FOR 2011
update of the new year! Ok so its not a lot, but more is on the
way, trust me on that! Its already shaping up to be a great year.
Along with the updates that will feature items from several major
collections, stay tuned for show information and other items of
interest coming your way. Thanks for making 2010 a success for
P.R.R.A. We look forward to serving you for many years to come!
I hope everyone had a merry Christmas and is looking forward to
a great 2011. Over the next week I hope to add some new stuff
to the site. I'll start with announcing a second page has been
added to the lantern section with 8 fresh additions. Look for
some rare and interesting pieces from across the country. More
to come so stay tuned. There will be new hardware, lamps and maybe
some locks and keys.
Thanksgiving to all! We're performing a major update at this time
with new lanterns, locks, keys, and other stuff, and even a new
category to watch. The LAMPS category
has been added so look for new stuff there as we have time to
get things added. This is a busy time of year for all of us so
as we get ready for the Holiday season, we hope that you will
find something special to put under the tree or at least on your
railroad shelf. Thanks to one and all for your patronage this
year. Many more items to come as we look forward to 2011.
hope to have a show schedule out early next year so watch for
that in future updates.
had time to put up a couple more really nice lanterns this evening.
BIG SHOW OF THE YEAR
big show of the year for us is coming up at the Kent Commons in
Kent, Wa. Its the Boeing Employees Model RR club's annual swap
meet and this year its on November 13th. See www.bemrrc.com for
more details, hours, and admission. Come on out and have a good
time. We'll have more for sale than what is posted here. Hope
to see you there.
for the delay in updating the site but I've been hard at work
on my caboose in the back yard. Restoration work takes most of
my weekends these days, but with the rain setting in, I should
have some more time to put more time into this site. Enjoy the
updates to the lanterns, locks, keys, dining car, badges, and
hardware categories and stop back by again soon for more to see
and buy. Trades are always welcome, and if you have items to sell
please consider us when making that decision. We'd be glad to
talk to you about that.
NEW STUFF TO LOOK AT
update for you this time. There are some nice new additions in
the lanterns, locks, hardware, badges, and misc. categories. Thanks
LOCKS, & KEYS
again, its another update for you. This time some new and interesting
lanterns locks and keys. Check em out and email me with questions.
We'll have quite a few more things coming so keep checking back.
got most of the paper up. A couple more pieces to go. Look for
those later today and also a couple of great new lanterns and
some more nice keys!
& KEYS UP, PAPER COMING
its been a little while since the last update, but check out the
fresh batch of locks and keys. Hopefully there's something of
interest for you. Coming soon is going to be some great paper
items, timetables and brochures sure to please, including a couple
of rare early Colorado pieces. Stay tuned for more updates as
well and thanks for looking!
stuff in the lantern, dining car, badge, and key categories. Check
out the new stuff in the Badges, Lanterns, Locks, and Hardware
categories. New updates for keys and other coming soon.
excellent show in Helena, Montana this last Sunday. Very much
worth attending if you've never been there. There were alot of
great items and deals for all and buyers turned out in force.
Vendors came from the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana,
Utah, Nevada, Colorado, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, and
others. Watch for photos from the show to be posted at www.railroadiana.org
in the shows section.
year's Helena show is April 17th so mark your calendars. Its the
weekend before Easter. Hope to see you there.
out the new stuff in the Lanterns, Locks, Dining Car and Hardware
sections. More on the way.
your calendars! April 24th in Livingston, Montana there is a railroadiana
and models swap meet at the former NP depot. For more information
or to rent a table call 406-222-2300 or visit www.livingstonmuseums.org/depot/
and go to their calendar of events. All proceeds go to the depot
April 25th don't miss the 30th Annual Helena Railroad Fair! Located
at the Helena Civic Center in downtown Helena, MT. See photos
of last year's show on the Helena
'09 photo page at www.railroadiana.org. For more information
or to rent a table email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 406-443-1578.
to see you there!
the next couple weeks look for some very nice lanterns to be posted
for sale. We have some early pieces from the C&NW and associated
roads as well as some other early western lanterns and globes
from a collection that we'll be bringing to you throughout the
nearly a year of preparation, design, procrastination, more preparation
and design, learning web language, cussing and rebuilding things
that didn't get saved, Pacific Railroad Antiques is a reality.
Welcome and I hope you enjoy it and add it to your bookmarks.
Be sure and check this page for the latest news and comments about
what is coming up, latest collecting news, shows we'll be at,
and any other collecting comments. If you have comments about
this site please contact Scott@PacificRailroadAntiques.com
we'd be glad to hear from you. Feel free to send us a want list
and we will keep it on file. Our mission is to build relationships
with collectors for the mutual enhancement of our collections.
Look for exciting new additions throughout the year as we continue
to build out each category with inventory from several collections.
Pacific Railroad Antiques