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FEATURED KEYS FOR SALE

 


 

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 # 12716

Gorgeous tapered barrel version key from the Union Pacific. Spaced serif letters U.P.R.R. on the front with the S and a 4 digit serial number on the reverse. Thought to be from Union Brass but not the typical smaller serif lettering. Very nice example of 1880's vintage.

 

PRICE: Sale Pending

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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: $27.00

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SOUTHERN PACIFIC COMPANY

Item # 12714

SP CO CS-44 stamped on the front of this earlier Adlake curved logo key. This is the SPECIAL cut although not marked as such on the back. 1920's vintage hallmark, very nice representation.

 

PRICE: Sale Pending

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SOUTHERN PACIFIC COMPANY

Item # 12713

All around great 1930-40's vintage key from the Southern Pacific. Has the small v's as periods and is well marked. Great smooth key for a great price.

 

PRICE: $27.00

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PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD

Item # 12708

PRR on the front of this famous "knobby" version switch key. Serial number on the reverse along with the FS Hardware diamond logo which is apparent but mostly worn. Smooth finish and great PRR lettering though which makes this key a very nice addition to any collection.

 

PRICE: $55.00

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PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD

Item # 12707

Nice larger hilt PRR marked key with A&W oval logo appearing on the back with large W351 serial number and S designation. Super nice even patina and great overall condition on this earlier key.

 

PRICE: $50.00

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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: $65.00

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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: $80.00

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NEW YORK ONTARIO & WESTERN

Item # 12702

NYO&W on the front of this original Adlake hallmarked key. Has serial number 13552 on the reverse with the hallmark. There are many well known reproductions of this key running around with serial number 1320. Fortunately for us collectors the perpetrator reproduced a uniquely serialized key allowing us to distinguish originals from the reproductions. Great example here, guaranteed to be the real deal.

 

PRICE: $60.00

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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: $33.00

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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: $245.00

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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: $185.00

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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: $45.00

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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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CHICAGO MILWAUKEE & St. PAUL RAILROAD

Item # 12689

Deep crisp lettering on this super nice Milwaukee Road repair track key. CM&StPRR on the front, Loffelholtz hallmark next to RT signifying Repair Track and the correct RT keying. No excessive wear, great smooth finish and a wonderful eye catching patina. Haven't had one this nice in a while.

 

PRICE: $75.00

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CHICAGO MILWAUKEE & PUGET SOUND RAILROAD

Item # 12687

CM&PSRR deeply stamped in the typical Loffelholtz die stamp lettering on this beautiful nearly unused key with dark patina and no problems. As Puget Sound keys go, this one is in the top tier for condition and desirability.

 

PRICE: $225.00

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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: $16.00

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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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DENVER & SALT LAKE

Item # 12589

Early 1940's vintage brass switch key marked D&SL with the v's as periods. Adlake hallmark on the reverse with serial number. Pocket worn but fully legible and a hard Colorado key to find.

 

PRICE: $80.00

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CHICAGO & NORTHWESTERN

Item # 12587

Big bold beautiful serif letters C&NW on the front of this turn of the century key. S on reverse. The key has a lacquer finish which could be removed easily or left as is to enjoy. Very nice example.

 

PRICE: $28.00

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UNION PACIFIC MOTIVE POWER & CAR

Item # 12550

UP&MP&C marked on the front of this FS Hardware hallmarked key. Nice dark patina and great pocket wear.

 

PRICE: $35.00

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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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NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILWAY

Item # 12539

Typical Northern Pacific Adlake key but some of the best markings we've seen on one! Great key ready for enjoyment.

 

PRICE: $25.00

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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: $45.00

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CENTRAL PACIFIC RAILROAD

Item # 12526

Tapered barrel switch key marked CP on the front with S for switch. No hallmark on the key. This example was probably made in the Sacramento shops although not your typical wedge hilt. Still an early and rare example with great lettering and pocket wear.

 

PRICE: $365.00

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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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BALTIMORE & OHIO REPIAR TRACK

Item # 12517

Very nice hallmarked key marked B&ORT on the front with the F-S Hardware logo on the reverse with serial number. Great key.

 

PRICE: $24.00

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PITTSBURG CINCINNATI CHICAGO & St. LOUIS

Item # 12500

We don't see these early Pan Handle keys very often. This is a ringed barrel Bohannon hallmarked key with spelled out PAN HANDLE marked on the front. Marking is light and worn but visible. The back is marked with serial number and Bohannon hallmark. A worn but rare example from this road.

 

PRICE: $35.00

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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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ILLINOIS CENTRAL GULF RAILROAD

Item # 12490

ICGR on the front of this 60-70's vintage switch key. Adlake hallmark on the reverse. Nice key showing light pocket wear.

 

PRICE: Sale Pending

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St. LOUIS & SAN FRANCISCO RAILWAY

Item # 12489

Pretty impressive key with a beautifully deep and eye appealing marking. Adlake stamped on the reverse. Great pocket wear on this and a nice patina.

 

PRICE: Sale Pending

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BURLINGTON NORTHERN RAILROAD

Item # 12480

BNR stamped on this brass 1970's vintage switch key. Just a great example from the early days after the merger.

 

PRICE: Sale Pending

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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: $22.00

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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: $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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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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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: $135.00

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