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FEATURED KEYS FOR SALE

 


 

 

TEXAS & PACIFIC RAILWAY

Item # 11125

TPRR marked A&W hall marked key from the Texas & Pacific Railway. Super nice patina on this steel switch cut key. Serial number 1931 and S for switch. Great condition.

PRICE: $65.00

 


 

NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILWAY

Item # 11126

Just a good honest Northern Pacific standard switch key. No issues, good wear and color.

PRICE: $25.00

 


 

GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY (of COLORADO)

Item # 11127

One of the more difficult roads in Colorado to get a key from is the Great Western. This key is a 1930-1940's vintage Adlake key that is nearly unused and in beautiful condition. Sure to please.

PRICE: $85.00

 


 

SOUTHERN PACIFIC COMPANY

Item # 11128

This SPCO CS-44 Special cut key is a less common variety with the Adlake curved logo on the reverse. Nice color and pocket wear, very smooth. Nice key.

PRICE: $25.00

 


 

CHICAGO BURLINGTON & QUINCY RAILROAD

Item # 11129

A more uncommon version of the standard Burlington Route switch key. This is the A&W oval hallmarked version. Super condition showing little use. Nice bold markings front and back. Tough to find.

PRICE: $65.00

 


 

MISSOURI KANSAS & TEXAS RAILWAY

Item # 11130

Large barrel standard switch key from the Katy. Nice wear and coloring. Style and serial number suggests this is a Slaymaker key.

PRICE: $40.00

 


 

UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD

Item # 11131

This is a double marked Roadway & Bridge key. Marked UP on the front and UPRR on the back with the Adlake hallmark. Seen a few of these this way but they are uncommon for sure.

PRICE: $42.00

 


 

SOUTHERN PACIFIC COMPANY

Item # 11136

This is a nicely marked early A&W hallmark SP CS-24 Roadway & Bridge key. Some dings in the barrel and bit wear on the back end of the bit, but otherwise in excellent condition.

PRICE: $45.00

 


 

CHICAGO & NORTHWESTERN RAILWAY

Item # 11133

Nicely marked C&NW switch cut key made by S.R. Slaymaker. Great patina and really smooth early key.

PRICE: $40.00

 


 

JAMESTOWN WESTFIELD & NORTHWESTERN RAILWAY

Item # 11135

Running along the picturesque shores of Lake Chautauqua in New York State was this 32 mile electric interurban railway. Organized in 1914 and ceasing operations in 1950, there is little left to collect from this line. This key is one of the few to have been offered for sale in the past decade. It is nicely marked on the front and A&W oval hallmark on the back and nice pocket wear. A rare opportunity indeed.

PRICE: $165.00

 


 

 

BUFFALO & LAKE ERIE TRACTION CO.

Item # 11134

The B&LETCo got its start in 1906 through the consolidation of several area lines. It lasted until around mid-1924 when it was reorganized as the Buffalo & Erie Railway and finally ceased all operations in height of the depression in 1932. This hard to find key is in excellent condition with good marking and A&W oval hallmark on the reverse.

PRICE: $145.00

 


 

ATCHISON TOPEKA & SANTA FE RAILWAY

Item # 11061

Super nice patina on this smooth pocket worn switch key. Marked Adlake on reverse. Has nice deep markings.

PRICE: $42.00

 


 

BURLINGTON NORTHERN SANTA FE

Item # 11068

Burlington Northern Santa Fe - S. This is the Santa Fe switch cut. Mfg. by Keline and nearly unused. Hard to find these contemporary keys.

PRICE: $20.00

 


 

CHICAGO GREAT WESTERN RAILROAD

Item # 11069

Great Adlake CGW key. This one has an "R" stamped on the back? Not sure what that's for, but none-the-less, a great key from a desirable road.

PRICE: $50.00

 


 

CINCINNATI SANDUSKY & CLEVELAND RAILROAD

Item # 11071

Dark brown patina on this beautiful serif letter key made by T. Slaight of Newark, NJ. Just a super example from a rare early Ohio road.

PRICE: $185.00

 


 

DENVER & RIO GRANDE WESTERN RAILROAD

Item # 11086

Nice earlier smooth pocket worn used D&RGW key. Has a T stamped under the G for some reason. Still nice, with great markings and ready to display.

PRICE: $55.00

 

 


 

GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY

Item # 11072

The photos of this GN key speak for themselves. Just a beautiful marking and in perfect condition.

PRICE: $45.00

 


 

MILWAUKEE & PRAIRIE Du CHEIN RAILWAY

Item # 11073

This beautiful Loffelholtz key is tapered with a machined ring on the barrel. Great serif lettering and well marked. Great key in super condition. Most of these were just used to death, but this one remains with fully defined lettering. Super find.

PRICE: $265.00

 


 

MONTANA RAIL LINK

Item # 11089

Montana Rail Link contemporary key from the 1990's yet illusive for the collector. This serial numbered key has the Great Northern switch key cut and is made by Keline and nearly unused condition.

PRICE: $30.00

 


 

NEW YORK CHICAGO & St. LOUIS RAILWAY

Item # 11075

One of the nicest NYC&StL keys we've ever had. Just a great pocket wear, smooth and blemish free. Deep serif letters on this tapered barrel Union Brass key. Not many out there finer than this one.

PRICE: $275.00

 


 

OREGON SHORT LINE RAILROAD

Item # 11076

OSL CS-2 marked on the front of this A&W hallmarked key. Great patina, ready to display.

PRICE: $65.00

 


 

PITTSBURGH & WEST VIRGINIA

Item # 11077

Seldom offered Adlake key marked P&WV on front and Adlake on reverse. Nice pocket wear and great markings.

PRICE: $65.00

 


 

SOUTHERN PACIFIC COMPANY

Item # 11080

Super smooth A&W Southern Pacific key with beautiful markings. Just a great example of an early 1900's SP brass switch key.

PRICE: $40.00

 


 

UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD

Item # 11081

Rare early tapered barrel Union Pacific key. Block letters U P R R S on the front with the serial number on the back. 1890's vintage key in beautiful condition.

PRICE: $225.00

 


 

EUROPEA & NORTH AMERICAN RAILROAD

Item # 11021

Really early and hard to find car key well marked in serif letters. Nice smooth tapered barrel key from the late 60's or early 1870's. Super nice and seldom offered.

PRICE: $265.00

 


 

GRAND RAPIDS & INDIANA RAILWAY

Item # 11023

This GR&I is an early choke barrel key with a serial number on the back. Dark patina and nice markings, the key is slightly bent but function is not impaired. No other issues. No excessive wear.

PRICE: $90.00

 


 

BALTIMORE & OHIO RAILROAD

Item # 11026

Nice tapered ringed barrel key from the B&O. Fraim keystone hallmark on the back. The key is in beautiful condition ready to display.

PRICE: $80.00

 


 

PITTSBURGH COLUMBUS & CINCINNATI RAILROAD

Item # 11028

One of the earliest keys we've had the pleasure of handling. This 1860's machined tapered barrel key was at one time polished but can easily be returned to a nice patina with a little TLC. The markings on this key are robust and beautiful. Serial number on the front with J.L HOWARD as the manufacturer hallmark shown on the reverse. Such a great civil war era key.

PRICE: $190.00

 


 

TOLEDO DELPHOS & BURLINGTON RAILROAD

Item # 11029

Super nice machined barrel car key with a super nice deep serif lettering. No manufacture mark, but just an outstanding marking with some old white accent paint remains in some letters. Awesome car key.

PRICE: $185.00

 


 

PORTLAND SACO & PORTSMOUTH RAILROAD

Item # 11031

The PS&PRR inaugurated rail service in the city of Portland, ME in the year 1842. This T. Slaight hallmarked key is not quite that old but probably dates from the 1870's and is in super condition with nice lettering, patina and pocket wear. Ready to display.

PRICE: $160.00

 


 

DETROIT GRAND HAVEN & MILWAUKEE & GRAND TRUNK RAILWAY

Item # 10992

Really nice early Union Brass tapered barrel brass switch key from the Joint owner ship days of the DGH&M and GTRy's. Serial number on reverse. This key is beautiful and lightly used, but nice wear and patina. Very difficult to find.

PRICE: $325.00

 


 

ST. LOUIS & SAN FRANCISCO RAILWAY

Item # 10995

Nope, the photo isn't reversed! Someone stamped the name OCSIRF, or FRISCO spelled backwards. Bored with their job? Probably, however the key is legit and research indicates this is the store department cut. Hard to find this keying. Unique marking.

PRICE: $55.00

 


 

UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD

Item # 11010

UP in serif letters on this steel special purpose key. Hard to find these little keys.

PRICE: $85.00

 


 

BALTIMORE & OHIO RAILROAD

Item # 10889

B&ORRCO in serif letters on this long barrel brass key. FS Hardware logo on the reverse along with serial number and S for switch. Great key.

PRICE: $25.00

 


 

MILWAUKEE & NORTHERN RAILWAY

Item # 10946

Pre-1900's car key from the Milwaukee & Northern. Nice tapered barrel key from Loffelholtz although it is not hallmarked as such. Distinctive lettering style gives away its origin. This seldom seen key is a beautifully marked example.

PRICE: $295.00

 


 

OREGON WASHINGTON RAILROAD & NAVIGATION COMPANY

Item # 10938

A&W oval marked OWRR&N CO standard UP switch cut key. No issues, nice patina.

PRICE: $67.00

 


 

OHIO PUBLIC SERVICE

Item # 10931

This key is marked front and back with O.P.S. which was an interurban line in the 20's and 30's. Seldom seen key.

PRICE: $35.00

 


 

St. LOUIS & SAN FRANCISCO RAILWAY

Item # 10685

Early Frisco key deeply marked ST L & SF RY on the front with the early A&W hex logo on the back. Nice brass key with good pocket wear, smooth and nice medium patina. Nice uncommon A&W hex logo key.

PRICE: $50.00

 


 

SOUTHERN PACIFIC COMPANY

Item # 10805

SP CS-47 is the Repair Track keying. This is a nice key with good markings and no excessive wear. Slight casting flaw on the right hand side, otherwise really nice and a harder key to find marked with the CS designation.

 

PRICE: $75.00

 


 

JERSEY SHORE PINE CREEK & BUFFALO RAILROAD

Item # 10614

Ever heard of this one? I hadn't until this nice W. Bohannon ringed barrel key from the 1880's showed up. Nice serif lettering on the front, makers mark almost worn off, but visible. The owner of the key was J. H. TAYLOR as he center punched his name on the back side of the key. Nice personalization that didn't ruin the display characteristics of this rare early key.

 

PRICE: $320.00

 


 

CLEVELAND COLUMBUS CINCINNATI & INDIANAPOLIS RAILROAD

Item # 10555

Deep bold lettering on this early A&W hex logo key from the late 1800's. This road became part of the CCC&StL in the 1890's. The key is in exceptional condition with great pocket wear. Sure to please.

 

PRICE: $195.00

 

 


 

CHICAGO & WESTERN INDIANA RAILROAD

Item # 10278

Union Brass manufactured tapered barrel switch key from the 1880's. Deeply struck markings and no excessive wear, this key is near perfect condition. Harder to find this nice.

 

PRICE: $100.00

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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