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FEATURED KEYS FOR SALE

 


 

SPOKANE PORTLAND & SEATTLE RAILWAY

Item # 12320

Seldom seen this marked Adlake steel engine/caboose key is marked SP&S on the front and ADLAKE hallmark on the back. These were used on both engines and cabooses. Really a hard key to find.

 

PRICE: $65.00

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NORTHERN PACIFIC CABOOSE KEY

Item # 12319

This keying was used on NP cabooses and engines. Totally unmarked but in excellent condition.

 

PRICE: $16.00

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PULLMAN COACH KEY

Item # 12318

This steel coach key is a Pullman coach cut key. Excellent condition.

 

PRICE: Sale Pending

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CABOOSE KEY

Item # 12317

Brass Adlake hallmarked caboose key. Appears to be the Burlington Northern cut.

 

PRICE: $16.00

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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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WABASH RAILROAD

Item # 12315

WRR marked on the front of this Slaymaker hallmarked key. Super nice condition with serial number and S on reverse. Great pocket wear and patina.

 

PRICE: Sale Pending

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UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD

Item # 12314

Nice standard switch cut Union Pacific key. Marked UPRR on the front with Adlake on the reverse.

 

PRICE: $26.00

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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: $35.00

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SPOKANE PORTLAND & SEATTLE RAILWAY

Item # 12312

Early serif letter Slaymaker hallmarked SP&S key. This is definitely one of the earlier keys from the road. Beautiful marking and pre F-S hardware hallmark. No problems, just a great key.

 

PRICE: Sale Pending

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SOUTHERN RAILWAY

Item # 12311

SO. RY stamped on the front of this standard Southern Ry switch key. SR stamped on the reverse. Beautifully smooth and no problems.

 

PRICE: $30.00

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SPOKANE INTERNATIONAL RAILROAD

Item # 12310

Just a gorgeous factory marked Yale key for the Spokane International. Deeply stamped S.I.R.R. on the front with the serial number on the back. Hard to beat the condition and eye appeal on this hard to find key.

 

PRICE: Sale Pending

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SOUTHERN PACIFIC TRANSPORTATION CO.

Item # 12309

SPTCO marked on the front of this 1960-70's vintage Adlake key. CS4S stamped on the back. Harder version to find with the back stamp. Nice key.

 

PRICE: $22.00

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SOUTHERN PACIFIC COMPANY

Item # 12308

Very well marked SP road and bridge key. SPCO CS-24 on the front with R&B and the A&W oval logo on the back. Appears to be a cast in "C" at the top which most likely denotes the key mold. Just a great all around R&B key.

 

PRICE: $38.00

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SOUTHERN PACIFIC COMPANY

Item # 12306

One of the earlier SP keys. This A&W hex logo marked key is pre-1900 and in great condition. SPCO CS-4 on the front with the hex logo on the reverse.

 

PRICE: $30.00

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NEW YORK CHICAGO & St. LOUIS RAILROAD

Item # 12305

Nice early A&W oval logo switch key with a low serial number. NYC&StL RR marked on the front. Nice condition with good pocket wear and patina.

 

PRICE: $45.00

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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: $28.00

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NEW YORK CENTRAL SYSTEM

Item # 12302

Earlier NYCS key looks to be a Fraim produced key although not hallmarked. Excellent condition.

 

PRICE: $15.00

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NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILWAY

Item # 12301

This Northern Pacific signal key is well used but has NPS-1 stamped on the front and the Adlake hallmark on the back. Works the S1 locks well and is a really unique keying so despite the wear, very hard to find and priced right.

 

PRICE: $42.00

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NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILWAY

Item # 12300

Very nice standard switch cut NPRY switch key made by Adlake. Great key.

 

PRICE: $23.00

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LOUISVILLE & NASHVILLE RAILROAD

Item # 12298

L&N marked on this later style adlake key. Almost unused and no issues to complain about. Nice key.

 

PRICE: $20.00

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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: $45.00

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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: $28.00

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CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILROAD

Item # 12293

CPR cast in raised letters on the front with the S. and on the back RM Co. also in raised letters. Canadians apparently don't think raised letters will wear off faster than stamped letters.... Those guys eh....

 

PRICE: $15.00

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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: $20.00

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CHICAGO & WESTERN INDIANA RAILROAD

Item # 12289

Super nice deep lettering C&WIRR on the front with hallmark and serial number on the reverse. Just a great key with the earlier marking.

 

PRICE: $30.00

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COLORADO & SOUTHERN RAILWAY

Item # 12288

Just big bold serif lettering that grabs you and throws you up against the wall. C&SRY marked on this early switch cut key. No hallmark but beautiful chocolate patina. Hard not to see this one from across the room

 

PRICE: Sale Pending

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CHICAGO & NORTHWESTERN RAILROAD

Item # 12287

C&NW deeply stamped on this nice earlier brass switch key. No hallmark but looks to be Slaymaker. No problems great patina.

 

PRICE: $22.00

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BURLINGTON NORTHERN SANTA FE RAILWAY

Item # 12286

BNSF marked on this late issue Keline key. Perfect condition. No problems.

 

PRICE: $25.00

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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: $175.00

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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: $35.00

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SPOKANE PORTLAND & SEATTLE RAILWAY

Item # 12282

This early Yale steel key is in good condition with minor surface corrosion but deeply stamped lettering. Great early example.

 

PRICE: $50.00

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CHICAGO ROCK ISLAND & PACIFIC RAILROAD

Item # 12281

This is one fine CRIP key. Super deep markings front and back. A&W oval logo with serial number and S. They don't come finer than this example.

 

PRICE: Sale Pending

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US GOVERNMENT RAILROAD

Item # 12280

One side marked POD RR, the other US GOV'T RR. This Adlake switch key is hardly used and in excellent condition. Not sure of the POD RR but appears to be factory stamped in a perfect arc.

 

PRICE: $100.00

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OCV Company

Item # 12279

Well, we've seen a lot of keys, but this one has us stumped. Nicely marked OCV Co. on the front with a turn of the century Slaymaker hallmark on the reverse. Somewhere in the early 1900's this company existed and probably had a small yard or switching center worthy of the use of their own keys and locks. Great key to the holder of the jewel of knowledge of what this one is.

 

PRICE: $60.00

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CHICAGO & NORTHWESTERN RAILROAD

Item # 12277

Early 1900's Bohannon ring barrel switch key marked C&NWRR on the front. Nice hallmark and serial number on the reverse. Great pocket wear and patina.

 

PRICE: $50.00

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BALTIMORE & OHIO RAILROAD

Item # 12275

Baltimore & Ohio Repair Track key. Nice FS Hardware hallmarked key in great condition.

 

PRICE: $45.00

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UNION RAILROAD COMPANY

Item # 12269

URR CO stamped in serif letters on this Slaymaker key. Nice medium patina and no excessive wear. Great marking.

 

PRICE: $50.00

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SAN DIEGO & ARIZONA EASTERN

Item # 12267

SD&AE stamped on this Adlake standard switch key. Such a hard road to find anything from. This key is well marked and has no excessive wear. Great patina! Don't miss this opportunity.

 

PRICE: $135.00

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OREGON WASHINGTON RAILRAOD & NAVIGATION CO.

Item # 12265

Beautiful early example of the OWRR&N Special key. Nice pocket wear and beautiful patina.

 

PRICE: $110.00

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ATCHISON TOPEKA & SANTA FE RAILWAY

Item # 12233

A version that has nice serif letters and no excessive pocket wear. Great key.

 

PRICE: $35.00

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WESTERN PACIFIC RAILROAD

Item # 12232

A very late version of the Western Pacific switch key but still nice and ready to display.

 

PRICE: $30.00

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SOUTHERN PACIFIC COMPANY

Item # 12226

SPCO on the front of this Adlake hallmarked key. This is the Repair Track keying although not marked as such. This fits the CS-47 locks of the earlier era and also some of the steel modern locks marked SPT Co and SPCo. Very nice condition ready for display.

 

PRICE: $40.00

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CHICAGO St. PAUL MINNEAPOLIS & OMAHA

Item # 12223

CSTPM&O on the front of this later Adlake version switch key. Very nice condition no issues.

 

PRICE: $40.00

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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: $245.00

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ALTON RAILROAD

Item # 12214

Worn but fully legible are the markings ARR on the front of this Adlake hallmarked key. Nice pocket wear, almost too nice. Still harder to find and ready for the display case.

 

PRICE: $30.00

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WESTERN PACIFIC RAILROAD

Item # 12211

Great all around example of the standard Western Pacific switch key. Slight pit right by the keying only mentioned for completeness.

 

PRICE: $35.00

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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: $75.00

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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: $25.00

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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: $28.00

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BURLINGTON NORTHERN RAILROAD

Item # 12202

The BNR keys were produced in the 1970's as the last of the Adlake keys were being produced. Nice serif lettering BNR on the front, but no hallmark on the reverse. This is the BN master cut.

 

PRICE: $15.00

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ERIE RAILROAD

Item # 12200

Standard Erie switch key with nice wear and patina. Won't be disappointed in this example.

 

PRICE: $20.00

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ATCHISON TOPEKA & SANTA FE RAILWAY

Item # 12192

Santa Fe nicely marked on the front of this A&W oval hallmarked standard switch key. Beautiful patina and pocket wear.

 

PRICE: $50.00

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ATCHISON TOPEKA & SANTA FE RAILWAY

Item # 12191

Santa Fe deeply struck on the front of this earlier A&W hex hallmarked key. Don't see these hex logo keys too often and this one is a beauty.

 

PRICE: $55.00

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OREGON SHORT LINE

Item # 12190

Here is the later version switch key for the Oregon Short Line. Has the CS-2 designation on the front and then on the reverse, the oval logo, serial, and switch designation, Great key with less than average wear, very nice eye catching marks.

 

PRICE: $80.00

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OREGON SHORT LINE

Item # 12189

OSL on the front of this earlier version switch key. A&W oval logo with serial number and S for switch. Surprisingly little wear and in excellent condition. Sure to please.

 

PRICE: $80.00

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CENTRAL PACIFIC RAILROAD

Item # 12181

One of the nicest western keys for sale on the market today. This choke barrel ringed key probably made by Bohannon is stamped CPRR of CAL on the front with no manufacture shown on the rear. All nice lettering, there was a customized notch by the switchman gently filed into the side of the key. Generally done so they could tell which key they were after in the dark or in their pocket. What a beautiful and rare example of the premier western railroad of its time. Don't miss this opportunity.

 

PRICE: $1050.00

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CENTRAL PACIFIC RAILROAD

Item # 12180

Beautiful early construction era key from the Central Pacific, marked CPRR across the bottom with the S at the top, a unique departure for key marking placements! No manufacture mark on this but outstanding none the less. You'll go a while before finding a better example in this style.

 

PRICE: $750.00

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ATCHISON TOPEKA & SANTA FE RAILWAY

Item # 12175

Here's a really interesting early variation of the Santa Fe standard switch key. Very nice stylized serif letters with the half size y. The key itself is great until you get down to the end of the barrel where there is some minor damage from wear through. Other than that, the markings are beautiful and can't beat the price on this early version.

 

PRICE: $55.00

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RIO GRANDE WESTERN RAILWAY

Item # 12174

Brass double ringed tapered barrel key made by Miller but not hallmarked as such. RGWRy in nice lettering on the front with the serial number on the back. These keys are about as hard to come by as the locks! Only the second one we've handled in many years. The key surface appears a little bit rough but overall is in really nice condition with no excessive wear at the end of the barrel. Don't miss the opportunity to add this key piece to your western key collection.

 

PRICE: $1,770.00

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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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NORTHERN OHIO TRACTION & LIGHT

Item # 12164

Early Bohannon serif lettering NOT&LRR on the front of this standard switch key. Manufactured by Bohannon and stamped on the reverse along with S. Beautiful example, hard to find.

 

PRICE: $95.00

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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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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: Sale Pending

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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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PEORIA & PEKIN UNION RAILWAY

Item # 12074

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

PRICE: $40.00

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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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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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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 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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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: Sale Pending

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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 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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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: Sale Pending

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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: $75.00

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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: $110.00

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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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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 # 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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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: Sale Pending

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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: $155.00

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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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