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FEATURED KEYS FOR SALE

 


 

 

PHILADELPHIA & READING

Item # 12750

P&RR stamped on the front of this Adlake curved logo key. Nice earlier 1920's vintage key with great pocket wear and nice patina.

 

PRICE: $40.00

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ERIE RAILROAD

Item # 12745

Nice spelled out ERIE RR key. Early Slaymaker oval logo on the reverse. Slight barrel tip damage but still excellent and functionable.

 

PRICE: $28.00

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CHICAGO MILWAUKEE & St. PAUL RAILROAD

Item # 12741

Nice super deep letters on this Loffelholtz hallmarked switch key. Great wear and smoothness with a pleasing and eye catching patina.

 

PRICE: $25.00

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CLEVELAND CINCINNATI CHICAGO & St. LOUIS

Item # 12740

CCC&STLRR on the front of this A&W Hex logo key. Logo is at the 8 o'clock position along with serial number and S for Switch. Great key and pretty early.

 

PRICE: $25.00

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CUMBERLAND & PENNSYAVANIA RAILROAD

Item # 12739

Mint, new old stock, smooth and little used key marked C&PRR. Beautiful tapered barrel key with a machined ring on the barrel as well. No makers mark but appears like it could be early Union Brass or Craerar & Adams letter style. Just an excellent surviving example ready for display.

 

PRICE: $305.00

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BURLINGTON & MISSOURI RILVER RAILROAD

Item # 12737

1890's vintage steel Adams & Westlake version of the B&M key from the Nebraska side of things. Very well marked B&MRRR NEB on the front and A&W logo with serial number on the reverse. Such a great key in excellent condition.

 

PRICE: $155.00

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BURLINGTON & MISSOURI RILVER RAILROAD

Item # 12736

Early 1880's brass Burlington & Missouri River switch key. Not marked "NEB" so its thought these early versions are from the Iowa division across the river. We don't think the key cares what side of the river its on but you may. This single ring Bohannon key has deep markings for the RR and the manufacturer and is seldom found in this nice of condition. Great early survivor from this road!

 

PRICE: Sale Pending

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WABASH RAILROAD

Item # 12717

Nice long coach or caboose key marked for Wabash Railroad. WRR on the front with 1920's vintage Adlake logo and serial number on the reverse. We don't see too many marked coach/caboose keys from this era. Super nice and hard to find.

 

PRICE: $55.00

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UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD

Item # 12715

Nice earlier model Adlake key with small v periods. Adlake hallmark and serial number on the reverse. Super nice.

 

PRICE: Sale Pending

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OREGON SHORT LINE

Item # 12706

Excellent patina on this OSL CS-2 marked switch key. Perfect match for your CS-2 switch lock if you have one. This key has minimal wear and overall excellent eye appeal. Nice key.

 

PRICE: $60.00

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OREGON RAILWAY & NAVIGATION COMPANY

Item # 12704

First good OR&N key we've had in a while. This A&W oval logo key is well marked and in fine shape with great patina and pocket wear. A&W oval logo on reverse. Super nice key.

 

PRICE: $70.00

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NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAD

Item # 12701

NPRR on the front of this Fraim keystone hallmarked key. Dark brown beautiful patina all over this nicely marked N.P.R.R. key.

 

PRICE: Sale Pending

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MILWAUKEE NORTHERN RAILWAY

Item # 12699

MNRY deeply stamped in this early A&W hallmarked key. Serial number 124 and S on the reverse as well as oval A&W logo. Beautiful early key from this road.

 

PRICE: $195.00

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McCLOUD RIVER RAILROAD

Item # 12698

One of those odd unexplainable markings on a key. MCCRR marked on the front with Slaymaker marked on the reverse. First C and first R, lightly struck for some reason but very evident and visible. We can only guess at the level of boredom that must have overtaken the workmen making switch keys by the thousands, and perhaps given the opportunity to hand stamp a few of the smaller runs for roads such as this northern California log hauler.

 

PRICE: $88.00

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LOUISVILLE EVANSVILLE & St. LOUIS CONSOLIDATED RAILROAD

Item # 12697

Nice earlier key marked LE&StLCRR on the front in beautiful serif lettering, 199 serial number and S for SWITCH on the reverse. not hallmarked but excellent pocket wear and patina.

 

PRICE: $165.00

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INTERNATIONAL & GREAT NORTHERN RAILROAD

Item # 12695

Great earlier key from this road with big serial number on the reverse. Not hallmarked but appears to be an adlake casting design from apparent feature similarities. Super nice and harder to find.

 

PRICE: $40.00

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CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAY

Item # 12690

Haven't had opportunity since the pandemic outbreak to make fun of the Canadians but we'll go easy on ya today eh... This nicely marked Canadian National key is in beautiful condition with the earlier stamped Mitchell hallmark on the reverse. Nice pocket wear and patina on this great example.

I once heard that the keying design was influenced with input from the Canadian railroad workers so that they would have not only a switch key in their pocket but also a handy bottle opener on the job as well, eh. I believe that to be at least 94% true.

 

PRICE: $24.00 (USD)

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COLORADO & SOUTHERN

Item # 12686

Great example of a switch key from the Burlington Route ownership era of the C&S. Super condition and ready to display.

 

PRICE: $50.00

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S&G 105

Item # 12629

Stamped with serial number on the reverse side. Great keys at a great price.

 

PRICE: $23.00 each, have 2.

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S&G 102

Item # 12631

Stamped UPRR on the reverse side. Great keys at a great price.

 

PRICE: $23.00 each, have 2.

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ADLAKE COACH KEY

Item # 12598

This is a pretty nice example of the Burlington Northern standard coach key. This keying was probably also used by other roads as well. Great patina and perfect condition..

 

PRICE: Sale Pending

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WISCONSIN CENTRAL RAILWAY

Item # 12595

Turn of the century Loffelholtz marked Wisconsin Central key. Nice deep letters WCRY on the front with the hallmark on the reverse. Less common key that is a little harder to find these days.

 

PRICE: $55.00

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SOO LINE

Item # 12593

SOO LINE deeply struck on this apparent Keline manufactured key. 1970's vintage one of their last issue keys. Super nice, no problems, great patina.

 

PRICE: $28.00

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SOUTH BUFFALO RAILWAY

Item # 12592

Interesting Fraim keystone hallmarked key having SB RY shop stamped on the hallmark side and original factory markings ground off the other side. We are confident that it's not a reproduction, just an alteration for railroad use.

 

PRICE: $35.00

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INDIANA HARBOR BELT

Item # 12591

Adlake brass switch key marked IHB on the front with serial number and hallmark on the reverse. This is a really eye appealing key with a smooth finish and medium patina.

 

PRICE: $35.00

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ILLINOIS CENTRAL RAILROAD

Item # 12590

Nice early A&W oval logo key with serial number, hallmark and S for Switch on the reverse. Super nice pocket wear, a great key all around.

 

PRICE: $40.00

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TERMINAL RAILROAD ASSOCIATION (of St. LOUIS)

Item # 12548

Nice standard Switch key from the TRRA of St. Louis. Early pre-1900 A&W hex logo on the reverse, great condition overall and super nice markings. Hard to find this nice.

 

PRICE: $50.00

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St. LOUIS SAN FRANCISCO RAILWAY

Item # 12547

Otherwise known as just the Frisco, this nicely marked early A&W oval logo key is in excellent shape ready to display.

 

PRICE: $45.00

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ILLINOIS CENTRAL RAILROAD

Item # 12533

ICRR in deep markings on this early A&W hex logo switch key. Surprisingly hard to find these early Illinois Central keys. This one is in great shape with no excessive wear.

 

PRICE: Sale Pending

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COLORADO & SOUTHERN RAILWAY

Item # 12522

Early Fraim lettering on this great key with serial number on the reverse. Not hallmarked but distinctive lettering from Fraim. Early key in great condition and definitely from the narrow gauge era.

 

PRICE: $95.00

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NEW YORK CENTRAL RAILROAD

Item # 12495

Standard Bohannon switch key marked NYCRR on the front. Nice smooth key with serial number and S on the reverse with the Bohannon hallmark. Great markings and nice patina.

 

PRICE: $27.00

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MAINE CENTRAL RAILROAD

Item # 12493

Nice early Maine Central RR A&W hallmarked key. MCRR deeply stamped on the front with the A&W oval logo, serial number and S on reverse. Nice early version key with beautiful pocket wear and patina. Keying indicates this is from Maine and not the more common Michigan version MCRR key.

 

PRICE: $50.00

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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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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: $115.00

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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: $35.00

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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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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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CHESAPEAKE & OHIO RAILROAD

Item # 12360

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

 

PRICE: Sale Pending

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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: $55.00

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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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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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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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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 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: Sale Pending

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