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FEATURED KEYS FOR SALE

 


 

PITTSBURGH FORT WAYNE & CHICAGO RAILROAD

Item # 11018

One of the nicest PFW&CRR keys we've seen in quite a while. This early tapered barrel switch key has beautiful serif lettering and a great patina and finish. Sure to be a welcome addition

PRICE: $205.00

 


 

FLINT & PERE MARQUETTE RAILROAD

Item # 11020

Nice early tapered barrel key marked F&PMRR in small letters. No mfg shown but nice patina and pocket wear. Keying has old modification. Great markings.

PRICE: ON HOLD

 


 

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

 


 

FITCHBURG RAILROAD

Item # 11022

FRR in serifs and the number 12 on the front of this very early Romer & Co hallmarked key. This is for sure an 1870's key in fine shape with nice patina. Keying appears to have been filed long ago but still retains old world charm and craftsmanship.

PRICE: $110.00

 


 

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

 


 

GRAND TRUNK RAILROAD

Item # 11024

Early Union Brass tapered barrel key marked GTRR with S at 6 o'clock position. "G" is worn but legible, dent in barrel near keying but otherwise nice and priced accordingly.

PRICE: $55.00

 


 

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

 


 

EASTERN RAILROAD

Item # 11027

Super early machined tapered barrel brass key. Nice serif marking with no excessive wear and a beautiful patina. Hallmark deeply struck from the Sherburne Co. Boston Mass. on the reverse. Hard to find key, hard to find maker.

PRICE: ON HOLD

 


 

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

 


 

WISCONSIN CENTRAL RAILWAY

Item # 11030

Nice Loffelholtz hallmarked tapered barrel switch key from the Wisconsin Central. Few old scratches on the front but otherwise great markings and no excessive wear.

PRICE: $90.00

 


 

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

 


 

NEW YORK ONTARIO & WESTERN RAILWAY

Item # 11032

Beautiful steel version of the NYO&W tapered barrel switch key. Nicely marked on the front with serial number on the reverse and double rings on the barrel. Super example sure to please.

PRICE: $135.00

 


 

NEW YORK ONTARIO & WESTERN RAILROAD

Item # 11033

This later version key from the "O&W" is still difficult to find, especially in this nearly unused condition. Original Adlake marking and serial number. So many reproductions of NYO&W keys out there today all stamped with serial number 1320, this one guaranteed original.

PRICE: $105.00

 


 

NEW YORK ONTARIO & WESTERN RAILROAD

Item # 11034

Super nice harder to find double ringed barrel brass switch key well marked NYO&WRR with serial number on the reverse. Early key from the 1890's and seldom offered.

PRICE: $130.00

 


 

JAMESTOWN WESTFIELD & NORTHWESTERN RAILWAY

Item # 11037

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: $175.00

 


 

BUFFALO & ERIE RAILWAY

Item # 11036

After the Buffalo & Lake Erie Traction Co. reorganized in 1924, the Buffalo & Erie was formed lasting until 1932. This key bears the ADLAKE curved logo on the reverse and is well marked B&ERR. A hard to find western New York interurban.

PRICE: $125.00

 


 

BUFFALO & LAKE ERIE TRACTION CO.

Item # 11038

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: $135.00

 


 

CHICAGO MILWAUKEE & St.PAUL RAILROAD

Item # 10979

Super deep markings on this Loffelholtz marked switch key. Ready to display.

PRICE: $35.00

 


 

CHICAGO MILWAUKEE & St.PAUL RAILROAD

Item # 10982

Nice repair track key, although marked TR instead of RT, this is the repair track keying. Ready for display.

PRICE: $55.00

 


 

CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAY

Item # 10984

Nice serif letter CNR key with S on reverse, standard switch cut key in excellent shape.

PRICE: $30.00

 


 

DENVER & SALT LAKE RAILROAD

Item # 10989

Moffatt Road keys are few and far between. Seldom offered, this key is in great condition with deep markings. Earlier version with the V's between the letters. Ready to display.

PRICE: ON HOLD

 


 

DENVER & RIO GRANDE RAILROAD

Item # 10990

Narrow gauge era key from the Denver & Rio Grande. Deep beautiful markings on this A&W hallmarked key. Sure to please.

PRICE: ON HOLD

 


 

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

 


 

KANSAS CITY MEXICO & ORIENT RAILROAD

Item # 10999

Great markings on this hard to find key. Adlake curved logo and serial number. nice pocket wear, no problems.

PRICE: $145.00

 


 

SPOKANE PORTLAND & SEATTLE RAILWAY

Item # 11007

This is a 1930's vintage Adlake key. V's between the letters, nice pocket wear and deep lettering.

PRICE: $50.00

 


 

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: $30.00

 


 

MILWAUKEE & NORTHERN RAILWAY

Item # 10941

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: $315.00

 


 

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

 


 

SOUTHERN PACIFIC COMPANY

Item # 10937

Your standard SP switch key, however this well marked and little used key has the owners name neatly stamped in the back of the key. L. B. Scruggs once called this key his. A unique personal touch to an otherwise great SP switch key.

PRICE: $35.00

 


 

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: $43.00

 


 

CHICAGO BURLINGTON & QUINCY RAILROAD

Item # 10876

Nice big serif letter marking on this Burlington Route key. No maker shown but is unmistakably A&W. A 19 serial on the back. Nice wear and patina. Hard to find bigger lettering.

PRICE: ON HOLD

 


 

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

 


 

WESTERN PACIFIC RAILROAD

Item # 10662

Nicely used brass switch key from the Western Pacific Railroad. WPRR on the front, ADLAKE on the reverse. No excessive wear and nice patina.

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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