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FEATURED KEYS FOR SALE

 


 

MONTANA RAIL LINK

Item # 12107

Late 1980's-90's Keline key from the Montana Rail Link. Serialized 1440 on the reverse. This is the newest of the old-school keys before the S&G cotter keys.

 

PRICE: $40.00

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ERIE - LACKAWANA RAILROAD

Item # 12105

ELRR on front, Adlake on the reverse. Great key no issues.

PRICE: Sale Pending

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GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY

Item # 12103

GNRY on the front of this standard Slaymaker division marked switch key. I-1220 corresponding to the Spokane division, this key is in nice display condition with no issues.

PRICE: Sale Pending

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DULUTH SOUTH SHORE & ATLANTIC RAILWAY

Item # 12101

DSS&ARY in serifs on this nice FS Hardware hallmarked example. No issues, great key.

PRICE: $80.00

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CHICAGO INDIANAPOLIS & SOUTHERN

Item # 12100

Nice small tapered barrel switch key from the CI&S. Serif letters and serial number on the reverse. Super nice marking.

PRICE: $85.00

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FLORIDA EAST COAST RAILWAY

Item # 12096

Flagler would have been proud to know such a fine example of an FEC key still existed 100 years after its use.

PRICE: $40.00

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CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY

Item # 12095

Those crazy Canadians! Hey Tony, I heard if you put a hole in your key them frozen up locks will work better eh. Shamus, that's aboot the best idea you've had in your life eh.

So in some frozen garage the two hatched a plan to transform an otherwise nice Canadian Pacific switch key into a Canadian oiler key. The only thing we can say is they must not have been drinking beer at the time because at least it was a fairly nice job they did. S on the reverse to remind them it was for a switch lock after they left the pub.

PRICE: $20.00

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CHICAGO & WESTERN INDIANA RAILROAD

Item # 12093

A&W oval logo on this early C&WI key. Very nicely marked and a real eye-catcher.

PRICE: $45.00

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CHESSAPEAKE & OHIO

Item # 12092

Great marking on this standard C&O switch key.

PRICE: $30.00

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WESTERN PACIFIC RAILWAY

Item # 12091

Earlier Adlake hallmark on this Western Pacific key. Only the earlier keys were marked WPRY, so just a little harder to find. Nice pocket wear and patina from use.

PRICE: $40.00

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ILLINOIS TERMINAL RAILROAD

Item # 12090

Super nice marking on this ITRR standard switch cut. Adlake hallmark on the reverse.

PRICE: $40.00

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OREGON SHORT LINE

Item # 12089

Great pocket worn example of the standard OSL switch key with CS-2 on the front. A&W oval logo legible on the reverse.

PRICE: $40.00

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DELEWARE & HUDSON RAILROAD

Item # 12085

Nice D&H standard switch key with no issues.

PRICE: $28.00

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CHICAGO MILWAUKEE & St. PAUL RAILROAD

Item # 12084

Super deep markings CM&StPRR on the front with the Baggage Car Cellar designation and Loffelholtz hallmark on the reverse. Hard to find this boldly marked. Great key.

PRICE: $75.00

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UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD

Item # 12083

UPRR and Adlake curved logo on one side. TOOL RACK on the other. These keys are getting hard to find and this is a nice one. Good wear and patina.

PRICE: $40.00

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BOSTON & MAINE RAILROAD

Item # 12081

B&MRR on the front in nice bold lettering. Shurburne & Co makers mark on the back. Nice local maker for these.

PRICE: $40.00

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CHICAGO ROCK ISLAND & PACIFIC RAILWAY

Item # 12080

Little harder to find the "RY" version keys and this is a nice one. A&W oval on reverse with no serial number. Nice key for the guy looking for all the versions.

PRICE: $33.00

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ERIE RAILROAD

Item # 12079

ERIE RR in serifs on the front of this Slaymaker oval logo hallmarked key. Great key.

PRICE: $18.00

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BALTIMORE & OHIO RAILROAD

Item # 12078

Strong even marking B&ORRCO on the front of this Slaymaker switch key. No problems, ready to display.

PRICE: $16.00

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CHICAGO & NORTHWESTERN RAILWAY

Item # 12077

Nice standard switch key marked C&NWRY on the front. Adlake on the reverse.

PRICE: $20.00

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PAN HANDLE

Item # 12075

A&W oval marking on the back of this larger hilt key spelled out PAN HANDLE.

PRICE: $38.00

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PEORIA & PEKIN UNION RAILWAY

Item # 12074

Adlake curved hallmark on the reverse with serial number. Great markings. Excellent example.

PRICE: $45.00

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UNION PACIFIC MOTIVE POWER & CAR

Item # 12073

Although not hallmarked this Slaymaker creation is nicely marked UP&MP&C on the front. Smooth, nice patina, no problems.

PRICE: $35.00

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WESTERN MARYLAND RAILROAD

Item # 12071

WMRR S nicely marked on the front of this standard switch key. Serial number 6004 on the reverse. Excellent example.

PRICE: Sale Pending

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WABASH RAILROAD

Item # 12069

WRR in serif letters on this long-ago polished switch key. Slaymaker oval hallmark in the reverse. Nice example.

PRICE: $25.00

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DULUTH MISSABE & IRON RANGE

Item # 12068

DM&IR marked on the front of this Adlake switch key. Very nice and nearly unused.

PRICE: $40.00

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CHICAGO ROCK ISLAND & PACIFIC

Item # 12067

Deep beautiful marks on this Adlake standard switch key. Hard to beat this one for condition.

PRICE: $26.00

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PERE MARQUETTE RAILWAY

Item # 12066

PMRY on the front of this earlier Adlake curved hallmark key. Very nice deep markings, no issues.

PRICE: $45.00

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ADAMS EXPRESS Co. EASTERN DIVISION

Item # 12065

Beautiful tapered ringed and machined barrel key made by JHW Climax & Co. Superior markings on the front and back with perfect wear and patina. Hard to find these this nice and great to have the division markings.

PRICE: $305.00

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MAINE STATE LINE RAILROAD

Item # 12062

MSLRR on the front of this smaller W Bohannon key. 2/3rds the size of a standard switch key, but non-the-less factory gang-stamp marked. This also could be a Mahoning State Line Railroad depending on your interpretation of the vintage of this key, but that road was 3 miles long as opposed to 41 miles for the Maine road. We believe this vintage of key to be consistent with a later 80's- early 90's timeframe of the Maine road but your opinion is the one that matters. Either way a very interesting and obscure road.

PRICE: $105.00

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LOUISIANA POWER & LIGHT CO.

Item # 12059

The LP&L was the consolidation of several smaller independent utilities and in 1927 formed via merger which included an electric railway line. This Slaymaker hallmarked key is in fine condition with great markings and overall nice patina. Hard to find and missing from most Southern region collections

PRICE: Sale Pending

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ILLINOIS CENTRAL RAILROAD

Item # 12058

ICRR and S on the front of this tapered barrel switch key. Letters are all worn but legible. The reverse is stamped with A and 99 at the bottom. Very hard to find ICRR tapered keys for some reason. Nice example.

PRICE: $60.00

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GULF COLORADO & SANTA FE RAILROAD

Item # 12057

Early tapered barrel Slaymaker Berry key identical in use to the AT&SFRR versions that are in this same number series. SB logo and the #1 stamped on the reverse. Just gorgeous patina and pocket wear on this hard to find example.

PRICE: $150.00

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EE CO.

Item # 12056

Not sure about this one's origins just yet, there are a number of possibilities that we're narrowing down. But a very nice turn of the century Handlan Buck tapered barrel key with excellent markings and no issues.

This company was tentatively identified to us as the East Erie Commercial Railroad so use the info as advisory.

PRICE: $100.00

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CHICAGO SANTA FE & CALIFORNIA

Item # 12054

Beautiful large serif lettering on this early ringed barrel switch key. CSF&C marked on the front with large S on the reverse stamped over a faint but legible W. Bohannon hallmark. Excellent wear and patina.

PRICE: Sale Pending

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CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY

Item # 12052

If last year's moose hunt ended in a shouting match over geese crapping on your lawn, you may feel less inclined to spend a ton of loonies on Christmas gifts this year. So consider this a more economical version of a case of Molson for the loved ones north of the civilized world.

PRICE: $15.00

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CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY

Item # 12051

Planning a beer fueled moose hunt in the northern territories with your 3rd removed in-laws you met on line? Why not take them a unique gift this holiday season. The gift of switch keys. This lightly used and beautifully struck serif letter CPR key made by Mitchell is the perfect gift to 'break the ice' and say pass the Labatts. Get yours today eh...

PRICE: $20.00

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CHICAGO MILWAUKEE & St.PAUL

Item # 12050

Tapered barrel brass Loffelholtz hallmarked key with great markings. Usually these show up all worn out, this one is a cut above average.

PRICE: $55.00

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CHICAGO BURLINGTON & QUINCY RAILROAD

Item # 12049

BURLINGTON ROUTE all around in smaller letters on this steel A&W oval hallmarked version key. Can't recall seeing a better example of this key in steel. The marking is even and perfectly placed, as is the reverse hallmark and serial number. No excessive wear and a beautiful dark patina.

PRICE: $55.00

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CHICAGO BURLINGTON & QUINCY RAILROAD

Item # 12048

BURLINGTON ROUTE all around in big letters on this tapered barrel early pre-1900 key. These tapered barrel versions are getting really hard to find, and especially this nice. Don't miss this opportunity at a beauty.

PRICE: $115.00

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BRITISH COLUMBIA ELECTRIC

Item # 12047

From our hockey-playing friends up north. This nice double ringed key is marked BCE on the front with no makers mark on the reverse. Barrel end is dished from long use wear but otherwise excellent and harder to find.

PRICE: $60.00

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BOSTON CLINTON & FITCHBURG RAILROAD

Item # 12046

Beautiful early 1860's Williams & Page hallmarked switch key deeply marked BC&FRR on the front. Smooth pocket wear, no issues.

PRICE: $185.00

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St. PAUL & DULUTH RAILROAD

Item # 11850

Super deep serif lettering STP&DRR on the front of this beautiful key. Single machined ring on the barrel but no makers mark. The cut is the standard Switch cut for StP&D. It shows very little use but has a unique casting mismatch on the barrel in line with the hilt. See pics. The key was machined to work despite the imperfect alignment which makes for a ridge on either side of the barrel. Not cracked or broken through, just misaligned in the casting process. Spectacular marking and in the display condition the mold lines are not a factor.

PRICE: $325.00

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OREGON RAILWAY & NAVIGATION CO.

Item # 11994

OR&NCO pressed amazingly deep into this tapered barrel Union Brass switch key. Marked S at the bottom for Switch, this key is nothing short of amazingly marked. Beautiful dark brown patina overall. Slight barrel dent but does not affect the keying or the fit into any OR&N lock. Just a phenomenal key.

PRICE: $285.00

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CHICAGO MILWAUKEE & St.PAUL RAILROAD

Item # 11991

Hard key to find, the Dining Car Cellar key, super nice markings, deep and bold. CM&StPRR on front and DCC with Loffelholtz logo on the reverse. Excellent in every way.

PRICE: $205.00

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CHICAGO St. PAUL MINNEAPOLIS & OMAHA RAILROAD

Item # 12015

One of the nicer marked Omaha key varieties out there. This very nicely serif stamped key is also marked ED on the front with the Bohannon hallmark on the reverse. Letters are worn but fully legible. Hard key to find.

PRICE: $65.00

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NORFOLK & WESTERN RAILROAD

Item # 12010

Nice later version Norfolk & Western switch key. Hallmarked with standard Adlake serial number on reverse.

PRICE: $30.00

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BUTTE ANACONDA & PACIFIC

Item # 12000

BA&P stamped on the front of this Adlake key. This is the last version of key that BA&P used before becoming the Rarus Railway. Pebbled surface and the last keying used into the early 1980's.

PRICE: $35.00

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CHICAGO BURLINGTON & QUINCY

Item # 11999

Burlington Route spelled out on this nice Adlake hallmarked key. Just a beautiful example ready to display with no issues of excessive wear.

PRICE: $25.00

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MIDLAND VALLEY RAILROAD

Item # 11918

Worn smooth but still nice and harder to find. This A&W key has the serial number and hallmark nearly worn off the back but the marking on the front is nice and fully legible. Harder to find key.

PRICE: $80.00

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ATCHISON TOPEKA & SANTA FE

Item # 11915

Just a really nicely marked standard Santa Fe switch key with the earlier A&W oval hallmark on the reverse. Great key.

PRICE: $40.00

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CENTRAL INDIANA RAILWAY

Item # 11854

Hard to find Indiana short line key. Nicely marked CIRY on the front and hardly used but has some nice pocket wear and patina. Ready to enjoy.

PRICE: $85.00

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NEW YORK PENNSYLVANIA & OHIO RAILROAD

Item # 11853

Early single ringed Bohannon switch key nicely marked NYP&ORR on the front and evidence of the Bohannon hallmark on the back along with S for switch. A little extra end wear shows in the photos as an angled end to the barrel. Nice patina and harder to find. Great match if you have the fancy back lock to go with.

PRICE: $120.00

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NEW YORK CENTRAL SYSTEM

Item # 11825

Beautiful dark patina on this key marked NYCS on the front and TH on the reverse for Tool House. Just an excellent all around harder to find key for a great price.

PRICE: $22.00

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NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILWAY

Item # 11824

Nice later and pocket worn standard switch key from the Northern Pacific. Appears to have a shop stamped number on the back which is uncommon for the road. Adlake hallmark is present. Nice key with good markings.

PRICE: $23.00

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DENVER & RIO GRANDE RAILROAD

Item # 11794

This is a beautiful A&W oval hallmarked Rio Grande key. Marked D&RG HR but meant to be "RR". Full definition on all lettering, serial number and hallmark. No excessive wear, nice pocket smoothness and a great patina. Not very many better than this.

PRICE: Sale Pending

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DENVER & RIO GRANDE RAILROAD

Item # 11793

D&RG in nice serif lettering on this standard brass switch cut key. Appears to be an un hallmarked Slaymaker key from turn of the century. Very nice, no issues, ready to display.

PRICE: $125.00

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PITTSBURGH CINCINNATI CHICAGO & St. LOUIS

Item # 11757

Beautiful earlier PCC&StL key with the Pan Handle marking. No mfgr shown but nice early serif lettering and great pocket wear.

PRICE: $60.00

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OREGON WASHINGTON RAILROAD & NAVIGATION CO.

Item # 11756

Nice earlier key from the OWRR&N. A little harder to find with the "NAV" marking. This one has nice pocket wear from long service on the road.

PRICE: $85.00

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NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILWAY

Item # 11729

NPRY on the front of this Adlake hallmarked key. Just a great example of the standard Northern Pacific switch key carried from the 1940's to 70's.

PRICE: $27.00

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NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILWAY

Item # 11730

A 1960's issue Northern Pacific switch key. Has adlake hallmark on the back and NP in deep lettering on the front. Ready to use or display

PRICE: $23.00

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LEHIGH VALLEY RAILROAD

Item # 11742

LVRR stamped in serif letters on the front of this Slaymaker brass switch key. Nicely marked and no excessive wear. Great example.

PRICE: $28.00

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CHICAGO & NORTHWESTERN RAILWAY

Item # 11745

Nice earlier Adlake switch key well marked C&NW on the front and Adlake on the reverse. No excessive wear, great key

PRICE: $27.00

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NICKEL PLATE RAILROAD

Item # 11746

NKP on the front of this standard Adlake switch cut key. Nice serif serial number on the reverse. Great key from a popular road

PRICE: $30.00

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ROME WATERTOWN & OGDENSBURG RAILROAD

Item # 11704

Very early brass tapered barrel ringed switch key, possibly from T. Slaight although not hallmarked. The key is instead double marked with railroad initials on both sides. A seriously nice key and very early.

PRICE: $195.00

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CHICAGO & EASTERN ILLINOIS RAILROAD

Item # 11681

Beautifully marked in serif lettering C&EIRR S on the front. Serial number but no manufacturer hallmark but a beautiful early switch key. Has an unexplained hole drilled at the 6 o'clock position but has no affect on fit or function in a lock.

PRICE: $60.00

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ATCHISON TOPEKA & SANTA FE RAILWAY

Item # 11511

Nice serif lettering on this earlier Slaymaker standard switch key. AT&SFRY S deeply stamped in front with serial number on the back. No makers hallmark but unmistakably Slaymaker.

PRICE: $32.00

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TOLEDO TERMINAL RAILROAD

Item # 11295

TTRR on this later Adlake key. Nice key showing little use.

PRICE: $17.00

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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: $100.00

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