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SPOKANE FALLS & NORTHERN RAILROAD

Item # 11925

Rarely offered for sale. This astonishingly well marked MM Buck tapered barrel switch key has SF&NRR on the front with the hallmark and S on the reverse. You'll travel many hundreds of miles in search of a better SF&N key than this one. One of the toughest and one of the most impressive early Pacific Northwest keys in existence. Don't miss this opportunity.

PRICE: Sale Pending

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PEORIA & PEKIN UNION RAILWAY

Item # 11924

P&PURY on the front of this brass Adlake switch key. Nice with no issues of wear or damage.

PRICE: $40.00

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WESTERN PACIFIC RAILROAD

Item # 11923

WPRR on the front and Adlake on the reverse of this standard cut Western Pacific switch key. Nice condition no issues.

PRICE: $45.00

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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: $90.00

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OREGON RAILWAY & NAVIGATION CO.

Item # 11917

OR&NCO on the front along with the A&W hallmark. Reverse has R&B and serial number. Nice Road and Bridge key, has a small crack at the base of the keying otherwise nice markings and displays very well.

PRICE: $70.00

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NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAD

Item # 11916

Early tapered barrel key marked NPRR with S at 6 o'clock position. Very nice early key with nice smooth surface. Early key.

PRICE: $75.00

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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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CHICAGO SOUTH SHORE & SOUTH BEND RAILROAD

Item # 11914

CSS&SB on the front of this Adlake marked brass key. Nice lettering and no excessive wear. Excellent key ready to enjoy.

PRICE: Sale Pending

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SANTA FE PRESCOTT & PHOENIX RAILROAD

Item # 11913

SFP&PRR very nicely marked on the front of this Bohannon pre-1900 key. Hallmark and S for switch on the reverse. Great pocket wear and still very nice lettering make this one of the better examples from this road that we've had the pleasure of handling.

PRICE: Sale Pending

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BALTIMORE & OHIO RAILROAD

Item # 11910

B&O serif letters marked nicely on this tapered machined barrel early switch key. Hallmarked with the Fraim keystone logo on the reverse. Excellent in every way, sure to please.

PRICE: $50.00

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SPOKANE PORTLAND & SEATTLE RAILWAY

Item # 11908

Pre-1910 key here. This is the SP&S's very first switch cut. This key fits the Portland & Seattle Railway locks of the 1907-1909 era. Nicely marked SP&S on the front with no manufacturer mark on the reverse. Very hard to find and missing from most PNW collections.

PRICE: $90.00

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PERE MARQUETTE RAILROAD

Item # 11907

Very nice deep marking on this PMRR key. A&W oval logo on reverse. Just an overall great key with no issues.

PRICE: $55.00

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MONTEREY & MEXICAN GULF RAILROAD

Item # 11928

A taste of Old Mexico. Before there was a Mexican Central railroad, there was the Monterey & Mexican Gulf Railroad. This beautiful and early MM Buck tapered barrel key probably dates from the very beginning of this road. Super nice markings on both sides and nice smooth pocket worn surface. This example is undoubtedly one of the few existing in this country. Una gran llave para tu colección!

PRICE: $500.00

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MANCHESTER & LAWRENCE RAILROAD

Item # 11929

A little bit of speculation surrounding the railroad that goes with these initials. Corporate history might suggest the Manchester road because of the timeframe that it existed. One may think it is the Manistee & Luther if you believe that an S.C. Thompson key would have been appropriate for an 1880's road. Our opinion is that this is a 1860's key and a very nice one at that. Beautiful markings and hallmark on the reverse. Just a wonderful example to research and enjoy.

PRICE: Sale Pending

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KELINE CABOOSE KEY

Item # 11886

Nice cast bronze alloy caboose key with KELINE in raised lettering. Nearly unused and in excellent condition.

PRICE: $16.00

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TONOPAH & GOLDFIELD RAILROAD

Item # 11875

One of the hardest Nevada road keys to find. This early and well-loved example is worn but legible. T&GRR in large serifs on the front and the #364 on the reverse. There are many questionable examples floating around the market place today, this one guaranteed original and at a price within reach compared to other recent sales. Don't miss this opportunity.

PRICE: $295.00

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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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SAN FRANCISCO-OAKLAND TERMINAL RAILWAY

Item # 11832

Nice early early version key for this road. Marked SF-OT RY with a 476 serial number on the reverse. Rich patina and very smooth key with nice markings. Has to date to the beginnings of the road. Excellent and missing from a lot of advanced collections.

PRICE: $110.00

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RICHMOND & DANVILLE RAILROAD

Item # 11831

Really early Bohannon hallmarked ring barrel key marked R&DRR on the front and S on the reverse with the hallmark. Some dark patina and slight corrosion but a really solid key with great markings and a hard one to find from this early road.

PRICE: $180.00

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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: $40.00

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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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MISSOURI KANSAS & TEXAS RAILWAY

Item # 11822

Early tapered or choke barrel key marked MK&TRY on the front and serialized with a number on the back. Beautiful key.

PRICE: $50.00

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ILLINOIS NORTHERN RAILWAY

Item # 11819

INRY on the front of this standard Adlake 1940-50's vintage switch key. Not hallmarked on the reverse. Excellent condition ready to display. Probably not a lot of these keys around as the line was about 20 miles long.

PRICE: $80.00

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BALTIMORE & OHIO RAILROAD

Item # 11799

Super deep large serif letters on this standard switch cut for the B&O. No hallmark but a large serial number on the reverse. No excessive wear, impressive marking.

PRICE: $40.00

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GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY LINE

Item # 11796

Nice early Bohannon key marked GNRyL on the front in serif lettering and S on the reverse. Marking is legible but worn. Hallmark barely visible on the reverse. Hard to find these "L" marked keys.

PRICE: $150.00

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COACH LIGHT KEY

Item # 11795

Brass gas light or coach key marked PINTSCH with cast faint 46 and a stamped E.S. on the reverse side.

PRICE: $20.00

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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: $90.00

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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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ATCHISON TOPEKA & SANTA FE RAILROAD

Item # 11790

AT&SFRR on the front of this tapered and ringed barrel special purpose key. This key is from the Slaymaker Berry number series keys and is numbered 1 on the reverse. SB&CO hallmark is worn off. Nice early key.

PRICE: $225.00

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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: $70.00

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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: $105.00

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MILWAUKEE & PRAIRIE Du CHIEN RAILWAY

Item # 11755

Early Loffelholtz and Prier key with ornate serif lettering. Beautiful machined barrel key with no excessive wear. Hard to find these in good condition with full letter definition as this one has. Great key from the pioneer days of Wisconsin.

PRICE: $260.00

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ANN ARBOR RAILROAD

Item # 11752

Nice early and hard to find. This A&W hallmarked key is deeply stamped AA RR on the front with serial number on reverse. Great key in great condition, hard to find.

PRICE: $70.00

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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: $25.00

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CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY

Item # 11738

Earlier Canadian Pacific Railway key with no makers mark. CPR on the front in deep serif letters and S on reverse. Nice early key.

PRICE: Sale Pending

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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: $33.00

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GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY

Item # 11747

Super early and hard to find variation of the GN switch key. Small serif lettering on this Slaymaker Berry style key. GNRy with lower case y and S on the reverse. You won't find any better example of this style. Definitely a pre-1900 key.

PRICE: $95.00

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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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DULUTH MISSABE & IRON RANGE RAILWAY

Item # 11691

This Adlake "iron range" key is in beautiful condition with nice wear and patina. Well marked and ready to display.

PRICE: $65.00

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DELEWARE LACKAWANA & WESTERN

Item # 11690

Nicely marked DL&W in serif lettering with Fraim hallmarked on the back overstamped with serial number. This key also has a T (telegraph?) stamped at the 8 o'clock position. Excellent example.

PRICE: $22.00

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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: $65.00

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CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILROAD

Item # 11623

CPR marked on this special purpose cut brass key. No manufacturer mark on this one. We don't recognize the cut on this one but you CP collectors probably will. One suggestion has been that the #6 keys opened the track-side telegraph box locks. End barrel wear and a small ding in the barrel are the only things of note. A nice early version key in good shape.

PRICE: Sale Pending

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ATCHISON TOPEKA & SANTA FE RAILROAD

Item # 11603

Circa 1880's Bohannon key with beautiful serif markings AT&SFRR on the front and S on the back. Nice ring barrel standard switch key with perfect pocket wear and patina. Seldom seen variation from an uncommon maker from this road. Don't miss this opportunity.

PRICE: $145.00

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CLEVELAND CINCINNATI CHICAGO & St. LOUIS RAILROAD

Item # 11595

Beautiful deeply marked key with awesome pocket wear and patina. A&W oval logo and serial number on back. No excessive wear. Very nice.

PRICE: $28.00

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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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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: $145.00

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