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YOUNGSTOWN & NORTHERN RAILROAD

Item # 11708

A seldom offered Ohio key. This nicely marked Adlake key is stamped Y&N on the front with straight line hallmark on the back. A few corrosion spots but very nice age and patina overall. Harder to find.

PRICE: $55.00

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TEXAS SOUTHEASTERN RAILROAD

Item # 11707

The earliest version key from this road that we're aware of. This tapered barrel Handlan Buck made key is in excellent condition with nice pocket wear and fully defined lettering. Low two digit serial number. There may not be many of these left around this early. The road only reached 20 miles in length which would make this one of the rarest Texas keys available on the market today. First one we've had the pleasure of handling. An opportunity to obtain a key from one of Texas's shortest short lines.

PRICE: $345.00

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TENNESSEE COAL & IRON RAILROAD

Item # 11706

TC&IRR marked on the front, Adlake and serial number marked on the reverse. Nicely colored and pocket worn key.

PRICE: SALE PENDING

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SOUTHERN RAILWAY

Item # 11705

Very tiny marking on this large hilt switch key. SOU RR marked on one side with no hallmark stamped. Excellent key ready for display

PRICE: $25.00

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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: $215.00

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LEHIGH VALLEY RAILROAD

Item # 11703

Here's an unusual key for you. Double marked LVRR and PULLMAN. This brass coach key is in beautiful condition ready to display. No manufacturer mark but unique key.

PRICE: SALE PENDING

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OREGON SHORT LINE RAILROAD

Item # 11702

OSL CS-2 marked on the front of this A&W oval hallmarked key. Serial number and S designation on the reverse. A long used but fully legible marking on both sides. Still nice and ready to display.

PRICE: $45.00

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OREGON & NORTHWESTERN RAILROAD

Item # 11701

This well-loved key is marked O&NRR on the front and Adlake on the reverse. Pocket worn but legible markings, this central Oregon lumber railroad left relatively few artifacts to collect. Not an easy find these days.

PRICE: $45.00

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NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILWAY

Item # 11700

Northern Pacific signal key marked NP-S-1 on the front and Adlake on the reverse. These difficult to find signal keys come in three different versions and this is one of the nicer ones we've had in a while. Ready to display.

PRICE: $95.00

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NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILWAY

Item # 11699

This standard NP switch key is marked NPRY on the front and carries the larger curved ADLAKE hallmark on the reverse. A little less common that either the A&W or the straight line Adlake version key. Nice smooth pocket wear and great patina.

PRICE: $27.00

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NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAD

Item # 11698

Deep serif lettering NPRR on the front of this standard cut switch key. S on reverse and the more uncommon FS Hardware hallmark. Nice key and a variant maker that doesn't show up very often from the NP.

PRICE: SALE PENDING

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MISSISSIPPI RIVER & BONNE TERRE RAILWAY

Item # 11697

Early Fraim hallmarked switch key. Nicely marked MR&BTRY on the front with hallmark and serial on reverse. The key is beautifully pocket worn and in excellent condition ready to display. Great regional railroad history from a line known as the Lead Belt Line.

PRICE: SALE PENDING

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GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY

Item # 11696

Although not marked. This key is an original Adlake signal key from the Great Northern Railway. Very difficult to find since they are not marked, this key appears to be new old stock with hardly any use at all. These don't come up very often and are missing from most GN collections. Don't miss this opportunity.

PRICE: $105.00

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GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY

Item # 11695

Great Northern G division was the Butte division. Originally the Montana Central built from Great Falls to the Richest Hill on Earth in Butte, Montana, this short division is extremely hard to find keys from. This factory hallmarked Slaymaker key is in super condition having no issues. Deep markings and no excessive wear. A division missing from a lot of collections.

PRICE: $85.00

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GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY

Item # 11694

Nice FS Hardware hallmarked key from the GN with the E division marking. E designated the Williston division on the GN. Great key ready for display.

PRICE: SALE PENDING

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GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY

Item # 11693

Standard Slaymaker switch key marked GNRY in serif lettering on the front. Has the C division marking on the rear which was the Dakota division on the GN. Excellent deep markings and beautiful color. Harder to find division.

PRICE: SALE PENDING

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EL PASO & SOUTHWESTERN

Item # 11692

A little spirit of the Southwest courtesy of the El Paso & Southwestern. This excellently marked key shows no manufacturer marking but is deeply stamped EP&SW on the front and serial number and S for switch on the back. Great key hard to find this nice.

PRICE: SALE PENDING

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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: $80.00

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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: $32.00

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DENVER & SALT LAKE RAILWAY

Item # 11689

Also known as the Moffat Road for its founder David Moffat, this switch key is marked D&SL with Adlake hallmark and serial number on reverse. Nice smooth key showing years of use but no excessive wear. A wonderful and harder to find addition to your Rocky Mountain or Colorado collection.

PRICE: $85.00

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DENVER & RIO GRANDE WESTERN RAILROAD

Item # 11688

The final generation of traditional brass switch keys from this historic road were made by Keline and marked in small lettering D&RGW as is this example. This key is nicely used and shows good age patina but has no distracting wear issues and is in excellent condition, ready to cap off your lineage of Rio Grande keys.

PRICE: $42.00

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DETROIT & MACINAC RAILWAY

Item # 11687

D&MRY stamped on the front, Adlake on the reverse of this brass switch key. Nice fully defined marking with good pocket wear and patina. Harder to find regional Michigan road.

PRICE: SALE PENDING

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CHICAGO MILWAUKEE & St. PAUL RAILROAD

Item # 11686

Great standard Loffelholtz marked switch key from the Milwaukee Road. Ready to use or display.

PRICE: $25.00

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CHICAGO GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY

Item # 11685

Deeply marked CGW on the front of this Adlake brass switch key. No excessive wear or other issues iwth this key. Just a great example from the road.

PRICE: SALE PENDING

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CHICAGO BURLINGTON & QUINCY RAILROAD

Item # 11684

Very hard to find ringed barrel switch key marked CB&Q instead of the more common Burlington Route. No manufacturer hallmark, but nicely marked and not worn out as most of the Q marked keys seem to be. An above average example.

PRICE: SALE PENDING

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COLORADO & SOUTHERN RAILWAY

Item # 11683

C&S marked on the front ADLAKE and serial number on the back. Nicely used and in beautiful condition.

PRICE: $55.00

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COLUMBUS & GREENVILLE RAILWAY

Item # 11682

C&GRy on the front, Adlake marked on the back of this nicely pocket worn key. Smooth and ready for display. Harder to find keys from this road.

PRICE: $65.00

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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: $75.00

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CHICAGO BURLINGTON & QUINCY RAILROAD

Item # 11680

Burlington Route spelled out nicely on this Adlake brass switch key with no issues or excessive wear.

PRICE: $35.00

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BURLINGTON NORTHERN INC.

Item # 11679

An outstanding example of the difficult to find Burlington Northern marked key with the Northern Pacific switch cut. These don't show up very often so don't miss this one. Excellent markings and nice pocket wear.

PRICE: SALE PENDING

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BOSTON & MAINE RAILROAD

Item # 11678

Early brass double ringed barrel switch key marked B&MRR on the front. Manufactured by Sherburne & Co. Boston Mass. Excellent early pre-1900 key with no issues and great patina.

PRICE: $65.00

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BOSTON & ALBANY RAILROAD

Item # 11677

Nice steel tapered barrel key marked B&ARR on the front and a serial number on the reverse. Excellent condition with nice patina and no issues.

PRICE: $65.00

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CABOOSE KEY

Item # 11652

This brass caboose or coach key is completely unmarked. The keying is identical to the Burlington Northern/ Great Northern keying. Nice key.

PRICE: $16.00

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UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD

Item # 11650

Here's one for you variation collectors. Marked UPRR in straight line on the front along with the F-S HDW diamond logo. Blank reverse. This variation is missing from most advanced UP key collections. The key is practically new old stock having been used only a little bit. Hard to find.

PRICE: SALE PENDING

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NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAD

Item # 11645

NPRR in block lettering on this great Fraim hallmarked key. Dating from the turn of the century, this example has no issues and is ready for your matching lock to complete the set.

PRICE: SALE PENDING

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MISSOURI PACIFIC RAILROAD

Item # 11643

MO PAC RR in serif lettering on the front of this F-S Hardware key. Nice hallmark and serial number on the reverse. No issues with this ready to display key.

PRICE: $32.00

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KANSAS CITY SOUTHERN

Item # 11642

Nice turn of the century vintage Kansas City Southern key. No hallmark but appears to be a Slaymaker design. Serif lettering KCS on the front. Great example in excellent overall condition.

PRICE: $40.00

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CHICAGO MILWAUKEE & St.PAUL RAILROAD

Item # 11639

Deep beautiful letters on the front of this key CM&StPRR and RT designation on the back for REPAIR TRACK. Another difficult key to find in this condition.

PRICE: SALE PENDING

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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: $40.00

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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: $165.00

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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: $30.00

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NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILWAY

Item # 11556

Very nice and almost new old stock stores department key. Marked NPRY on the front and Adlake on the reverse. Very nice key missing from most advanced NP collections.

PRICE: $135.00

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ATCHISON TOPEKA & SANTA FE RAILROAD

Item # 11526

SF ROUTE marked in deep serif letters on this brass key. One of the earliest of the Santa Fe numbered series keys, this key has the Slaymaker Berry diamond logo on the back along with the number 5 stamped at the 12 o'clock position. Just a wonderful patina and nice pocket wear.

PRICE: $110.00

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CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILROAD

Item # 11524

Harder to find than case of Labatts on Saturday night and cheaper than getting caught riding a swimming moose across a lake! This Pre-1900 key has the A&W hex logo on the back and is in beautiful condition with awesome pocket wear. Don't miss this one or you'll be wishing you had that case of Labatts to wash away your sorrow.

PRICE: $85.00

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BELLINGHAM & NORTHERN RAILROAD

Item # 11516

B&N RR in larger serif lettering on this Bohannon marked switch key. The Bellingham & Northern was formed in 1912 to continue operations of the Bellingham Bay & British Columbia Railroad. It lasted until 1918 when it became part of the Milwaukee Road. This is an unbelievably rare offering from the Pacific Northwest. We've only seen 2 or 3 of these over the years. Don't miss this opportunity.

PRICE: $325.00

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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: $40.00

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NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAD

Item # 11530

N.P.R.R. in smaller spaced out serif letters with S at the six o'clock position. This 1880's tapered barrel key was made by Union Brass although not marked as such. Its got very nice lettering and carries a serial number A487 on the back of the key. Small notch in hilt just to the left of the first R, doesn't interfere with the marking. Slight barrel end wear but still just a spectacular example.

PRICE: $130.00

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CHICAGO MILWAUKEE & St. PAUL RAILROAD

Item # 11485

Just a great example of a Milwaukee road switch key. Perfect wear and patina, no issues.

PRICE: SALE PENDING

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WASHINGTON BALTIMORE & ANAPOLIS ELECTRIC RAILROAD

Item # 11435

Seldom offered key from one of the earlier electric lines around our Nation's capital. Marked WB&AERR on the front, and A&W oval with serial number 1105 on the back. This switch key has great patina and pocket wear and is in excellent condition. The railroad existed from about 1902-1935, the heyday of the electric interurban era in America. Don't miss this great offering.

PRICE: $115.00

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TOLEDO TERMINAL RAILROAD

Item # 11295

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

PRICE: $20.00

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PERE MARQUETTE RAILROAD

Item # 11197

PMRR on the front of this early A&W oval logo key. 5581 deeply stamped in the back with the hallmark. Smooth and great patina. Sure to please and harder to find.

PRICE: $60.00

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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: $115.00

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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: $205.00

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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: $20.00

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