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FEATURED KEYS FOR SALE

 


 

CINCINNATI NEW ORLEANS & TEXAS PACIFIC RAILROAD

Item # 12468

Wonderful early example from this sought after road. Deeply marked CNO&TPRR on the front with the A&W oval logo on the reverse, low serial number and S for Switch. Hard to find these, whether marked RY or RR. Great addition.

 

PRICE: $185.00

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CANANEA YAQUI RIVER & PACIFIC

Item # 12467

One of the Southern Pacific controlled feeder lines in the state of Mexico. This early key is one of only a handful known from this elusive road. CYR&PRR marked on the front with the A&W oval logo on the reverse and the serial number. This key fits and operates the only known cast CYR&PRR A&W CS-4 cast brass switch lock to be found to date, also part of the Richard Kamins collection and for sale to those who would like to inquire. Don't miss this rare treasure that is part of the Southern Pacific southwest heritage.

 

PRICE: $575.00

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CHICAGO BURLINGTON & QUINCY RAILROAD

Item # 12463

One of the more unique keys in the collecting world is the Burlington Route tapered large letter key. With its all-around stamping and big letters spelling out BURLINGTON ROUTE. Pretty impressive key with great patina and just the right amount of pocket wear. Don't miss this high grade example.

 

PRICE: $120.00

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CHICAGO & NORTHWESTERN RAILROAD

Item # 12457

Early Bohannon hallmarked key. C&NWRR on the front with serial number on the reverse. Pre-1900 variety. Great key with great pocket wear.

 

PRICE: $40.00

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DENVER & RIO GRANDE RAILROAD

Item # 12453

D&RG stamped on the front of this Adlake steel hallmarked coach key. These WW1 vintage keys were generally used on coaches but also had their fair share of use on caboose doors as well. Hard to find these keys with any type of markings and this one comes from a longtime Rio Grande family of several generations of employees.

 

PRICE: $75.00

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CABOOSE KEY

Item # 12452

Your standard ADLAKE hallmarked brass coach or caboose key. Typically this keying was used by the Southern Pacific but probably several other roads as well. Excellent condition.

 

PRICE: $16.00

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TEXAS TRACTION COMPANY

Item # 12448

TTCO marked in serif letters on the front of this Handlan Buck hallmarked tapered barrel brass switch key. Smooth pocket wear and great patina. Hallmark on the back is worn but visible along with the serial number and S designation. A hard Texas key to find for sure!

 

PRICE: $135.00

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TOLEDO & INDIANA RAILROAD

Item # 12445

This relic from an early Ohio interurban is super deeply marked T&IRR on the front and hallmarked E. J. Brooks, New York on the back. Definitely a more obscure maker than most keys found today. This key is in beautiful condition and sure to please the Texas collector, or the collector looking for a unique hallmark!

 

PRICE: $75.00

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SPOKANE PORTLAND & SEATTLE RAILWAY

Item # 12443

SP&S on the front of this Adlake 1940-50's vintage switch key. Nicely pocket worn but someone put the squeeze on the barrel of this thing for some reason. Still a nice display piece and harder to find these days.

 

PRICE: $40.00

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PERE MARQUETTE RAILROAD

Item # 12440

PMRR on the front of this earlier A&W oval logo switch key. Hallmark and serial number on the reverse. Barrel end has just a very slight nick out of it seen in photo 1, noted for full accuracy. Doesn't detract from this nicely worn but beautiful key.

 

PRICE: $50.00

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PACIFIC ELECTRIC RAILWAY

Item # 12439

PERy on the front of this Adlake standard switch key. Nice pleasing color and almost unused condition but showing slight wear and use. Hallmark on the reverse. A great key from one of the country's biggest electric operations.

 

PRICE: $45.00

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MINNESOTA TRANSFER RAILWAY

Item # 12437

Serving the Twin Cities area was the Minnesota Transfer Railway. This key is post WW2 vintage and in fine condition with no flaws other than what appears to be a restrike of the "R" over a lighter attempt. Otherwise a nice key.

 

PRICE: $35.00

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LOUISIANA & NORTH WEST RAILROAD

Item # 12434

With just over 60 miles of track, this short line straddles the Louisiana-Arkansas border and was apparently incorporated sometime around 1890! This standard switch key from the road does not have a hallmark but appears to be a F-S Hardware design. Nice key that is harder to find and in great shape.

 

PRICE: $50.00

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KANSAS CITY SOUTHERN RAILWAY

Item # 12433

KCS on the front of this earlier issue key. Looks to be a Slaymaker or FS Hardware design key although not hallmarked as such. Very nice condition and a great example for the collection.

 

PRICE: $40.00

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GRAND TRUNK RAILWAY

Item # 12430

A bit of an oddity being this is a steel key. Nice deep serif letters GTR on the front of this switch key with no hallmark on the reverse. Very nice overall with a slight barrel flaring at the end of the key.

 

PRICE: $30.00

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ERIE RAILROAD

Item # 12429

ERIE deeply marked on the front of this Fraim keystone logo marked key. Just a super nice example from one of the pioneer roads of America.

 

PRICE: $30.00

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DELEWARE LACKAWANNA & WESTERN

Item # 12427

DL&W in serif letters on the front of this earlier Fraim hallmarked switch key. Super nice condition with no issues. A great addition to any DL&W collection.

 

PRICE: $35.00

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CHICAGO ROCK ISLAND & PACIFIC RAILROAD

Item # 12424

CRI&PRR on the front of this early A&W hex logo standard switch key. Barely visible due to the stamp position is the Hex logo on the back about the 8 o'clock position. Serial number and S as well. Just a nicely marked smoothly pocket worn over the years and ready for the key display in your collection.

 

PRICE: $40.00

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COLORADO & WYOMING RAILROAD

Item # 12416

Certainly a newer vintage key made by Adlake, this Colorado & Wyoming key is the last style they had and is in excellent condition showing little use. Great road with some nice history.

 

PRICE: $35.00

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INTERNATIONAL & GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY

Item # 12371

This key is from the early part of the 20th century and is very nicely pocket worn and has great patina. Nicely marked I&GNRy. Most I&GN's are RR keys, this is a nice variation with serial number on the reverse.

 

PRICE: $60.00

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DAYTON UNION RAILWAY

Item # 12368

Nice key, no hallmark but appears to possibly be a Fraim. DURy on the front and 628 on the reverse.

 

PRICE: $45.00

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DENVER & RIO GRANDE WESTERN RAILROAD

Item # 12365

This key is from the 1920's/30's and has the large ADLAKE curved hallmark on the back. Very well marked D&RGWRR on the front with the serial number on the reverse. Great key and earlier than most.

 

PRICE: Sale Pending

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CHESAPEAKE & OHIO RAILROAD

Item # 12360

Nice standard Chessie key. Switch cut, Adlake hallmark, nice looking key.

 

PRICE: $22.00

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CHICAGO BURLINGTON & QUINCY RAILROAD

Item # 12359

Just a gnarly deep marking on this dark patina Burlington Route key. Adlake hallmark on the back. Awesome example.

 

PRICE: $28.00

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BIRMINGHAM SOUTHERN RAILROAD

Item # 12358

Large serif letters BSRR on the front of this key. #151 on the reverse. Nice pocket wear but letters remain fully intact and defined. Great key hard to find.

 

PRICE: $65.00

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COACH KEY

Item # 12316

Early brass coach key. Totally unmarked but in excellent condtion.

 

PRICE: $16.00

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WISCONSIN CENTRIAL RAILWAY

Item # 12313

Adlake hallmarked WCRY key. Nicely stamped and has a great natural medium patina. No excessive wear or other problems.

 

PRICE: $27.00

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NEW YORK & LONG BRANCH

Item # 12304

F-S Hardware diamond logo on the back along with the serial number on this serif marked NY&LB key. Nice addition, no problems.

 

PRICE: $25.00

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DENVER & RIO GRANDE WESTERN RAILROAD

Item # 12295

Nicely marked D&RGW on the front and Adlake on the reverse. This key saw a fair amount of the Rocky Mountains from inside a sweaty overalls pocket. Great key.

 

PRICE: $40.00

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DELEWARE & HUDSON

Item # 12294

Really nice key from the D&H. Can't find anything to complain about on it, its just a nice key.

 

PRICE: $25.00

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CLEVELAND CINCINNATI CHICAGO & St. LOUIS

Item # 12290

Big Four marked key, CCC&STL on the front with no hallmark on this one. Just great pocket wear super smooth like a Barry White love song.

 

PRICE: $15.00

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BURLINGTON & MISSOURI RIVER RAILROAD

Item # 12285

Early tapered ringed barrel switch key from the Iowa side of the river! B&M in small serif lettering. Very nice pocket wear, smooth and an eye pleasing patina. No hallmark but in excellent condition and very difficult to find this 1870's-80's vintage key.

 

PRICE: $115.00

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BESSEMER & LAKE ERIE RAILROAD

Item # 12284

B&LERR in serif lettering on the front of this Slaymaker hallmarked switch key. Nice pocket wear and patina. Great key.

 

PRICE: $30.00

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SAN PEDRO LOS ANGELES & SALT LAKE RAILROAD

Item # 12218

Beautiful color and pocket wear on this Fraim example marked SPLA&SLRR on the front. Although not marked as such, this is the WATER SERVICE keying for this road. Really difficult to find any decent keys from this short lived road before the name was shortened to the Los Angeles & Salt Lake RR. Wonderful addition to the western collection.

 

PRICE: $215.00

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OREGON WASHINGTON RAILROAD & NAVIGATION CO.

Item # 12210

This is a nicely marked standard pre-1900 switch cut for the OWRR&N. The key casting has some light barrel voids but overall is nicely marked and presents well. Great addition.

 

PRICE: $60.00

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GRAND TRUNK WESTERN

Item # 12209

Very nice eye pleasing example of the standard GTW switch cut. Adlake hallmark on the reverse.

 

PRICE: $23.00

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BOSTON & MAINE RAILROAD

Item # 12206

This is an earlier key with nice deep markings. Fraim hallmark at the top with the serial number 37 at the bottom. There appears to have been some bit alteration so not sure what keying this is, but the markings are great!

 

PRICE: $25.00

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PITTSBURGH FORT WAYNE & CHICAGO RAILROAD

Item # 12165

Early brass tapered barrel double ringed switch key. Beautiful lettering PFW&CRR on the front, S on the reverse. One tang on the keying has been broken off long ago, but still very presentable and hard to come by.

 

PRICE: $185.00

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PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD

Item # 12163

PENNA CO on the front of this brass switch style key. Serial number on the reverse. very nice patina and pocket wear.

 

PRICE: $45.00

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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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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: $70.00

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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: $245.00

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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: $35.00

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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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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: $135.00

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