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FEATURED KEYS FOR SALE

 


 

 

ADLAKE CABOOSE/COACH

Item # 12849

This Adlake caboose or coach key is in excellent condition. Keying on this one indicates probably from the Southern Pacific lineage but check it closely to make sure it's what you're looking for. Great key

 

PRICE: $16.00

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ADLAKE CABOOSE/COACH

Item # 12848

This Adlake caboose or coach key is in excellent condition. Keying on this one indicates probably from the Union Pacific lineage but check it closely to make sure it's what you're looking for. Great key

 

PRICE: Sale Pending

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ADLAKE CABOOSE/COACH

Item # 12847

This Adlake caboose or coach key is in excellent condition. Keying on this one indicates probably from the GN/BN lineage but check it closely to make sure it's what you're looking for. Great key

 

PRICE: $16.00

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WESTERN PACIFIC RAILROAD

Item # 12846

Nice later 60's-70's vintage Western Pacific key marked WPRR on the front and Adlake on the reverse. Nearly unused. Nice.

 

PRICE: $22.00

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WABASH St. LOUIS & PACIFIC RAILROAD

Item # 12845

Nice WABASH marked switch key with Adlake hallmark and serial number on the reverse. No problems with this key whatsoever, excellent in every way.

 

PRICE: $40.00

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UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD

Item # 12844

Prior to the 1900's most all keys came with fancier details, like machined barrels with tapers and grooves. This key from the 1880's era is no exception. A return to that pride of craftsmanship era awaits the owner of this superb example. Union Brass of Chicago manufactured this key and marked it U P R R on the front along with the S for Switch at the 6 o'clock position. The key shows mild wear and has a great patina. One tiny barrel end crack is noted for accuracy but can barely be seen or felt. Such a great early key and in way better than average condition. Don't miss this opportunity.

 

PRICE: $245.00

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UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD

Item # 12843

These don't show up that often! A Union Pacific Scales key. Marked UPRR on the front with the SLAYMAKER straight line hallmark and SCALE on the back. Really nice early key in near factory delivered condition. Don't miss this one that seems to be missing from a lot of UP collections.

 

PRICE: $150.00

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UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD

Item # 12842

UPRR in deep lettering on this A&W oval hallmarked key. Nice medium brown patina and a great smooth surface. Serial number and S also on the reverse. Nice early key.

 

PRICE: $45.00

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TACOMA TRACTION COMPANY

Item # 12841

This early Bohannon key is from the successor to the Tacoma Railway & Power Co, the Tacoma Traction. Same keying as TRy&P keys just different markings. A hard local Pacific Northwest key to come by.

 

PRICE: Sale Pending

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SOUTHERN PACIFIC COMPANY

Item # 12840

SPCO on the front of this Adlake hallmarked repair track key. Nice RT marking on the back as well. Although not stamped as such, this is the CS-47 keying and a 1920's-30's vintage key. Great marking and uncommon with RT designation.

 

PRICE: Sale Pending

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SOUTHERN PACIFIC COMPANY

Item # 12839

SPCO - 47 on the front of this Keline key from the 1970-80's. Small letters and a great patina on this nearly unused example.

 

PRICE: $32.00

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SOUTHERN PACIFIC COMPANY

Item # 12838

SPCO CS-44 on the front, SPECIAL with serial number on the reverse. Outstanding markings front and back on this 44. You won't be disappointed in this one.

 

PRICE: Sale Pending

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SOUTHERN PACIFIC COMPANY

Item # 12837

SPCO CS-24 on the front of this great Roadway & Bridge cut key. Although marked S on the reverse, this is unmistakably the R&B key. Super nice markings and a great patina.

 

PRICE: $35.00

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SOUTHERN PACIFIC LINES

Item # 12836

SP LINES on the front of this nice Adlake switch key. Typically used on the southern most transcontinental route, or the Sunset Route, you'll find these keys and similarly marked locks throughout Texas and the southern tier. This great key is one of the best examples we've seen in a while.

 

PRICE: Sale Pending

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SOUTHERN PACIFIC COMPANY

Item # 12835

SPCO CS-4 stamped in nice deep lettering on the front of this A&W hallmarked key. S for switch stamped on the back. Great pocket wear and patina.

 

PRICE: $32.00

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MINNEAPOLIS St. PAUL & SAULT Ste. MARIE RAILROAD

Item # 12834

AKA the SOO LINE this early key is nicely marked in serif letters and hallmarked S.R. Slaymaker on the back. Super nice and ready to display. No issues with this nice early key

 

PRICE: Sale Pending

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PACIFIC ELECTRIC RAILWAY

Item # 12833

Nice nearly new old stock Pacific Electric switch key. Hallmarked Adlake on the back. Excellent in every way.

 

PRICE: Sale Pending

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OREGON SHORT LINE

Item # 12832

This A&W oval hallmarked OSL standard switch key was made prior to the advent of the CS system of locks instituted by E. H. Herriman. This turn of the century key has very nice deep markings and has no problems. A great addition to the collection.

 

PRICE: $65.00

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NEW YORK LAKE ERIE & WESTERN RAILROAD

Item # 12831

This 1800's Bohannon key shows good pocket wear and a nice patina, larger letters NYLE&WRR on the front with S designation.

 

PRICE: $32.00

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NEW YORK LAKE ERIE & WESTERN RAILROAD

Item # 12830

19th century Bohannon single ringed barrel key marked nicely NYLE&WRR on the front with the hallmark on the reverse. Great key with a great price.

 

PRICE: $45.00

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NEW YORK CENTRAL SYSTEM

Item # 12829

Great earlier NYCS key with no hallmark but sort of fits the Bohannon style. NYCS deeply marked. Great patina and smooth nicely pocket worn.

 

PRICE: $27.00

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NORTHERN PACIFIC SIGNAL

Item # 12828

These NP signal keys are really hard to find these days. Brass Adlake version marked NPS-1 on the front. These don't come along too often so don't miss this opportunity.

 

PRICE: Sale Pending

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NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILWAY

Item # 12827

Deep letters NPRY on the front of this mid 20th century vintage switch key. Adlake hallmark on the reverse. Excellent key better than most.

 

PRICE: $32.00

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NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAD

Item # 12826

A&W oval logo on the back of this deeply marked Northern Pacific switch key. NPRR on the front in really nicely struck lettering. A&W and S on the reverse. Just a great early key.

 

PRICE: $50.00

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NORFOLK & WESTERN RAILROAD

Item # 12825

Great example of an N&W switch key. Adlake hallmark and serial number on the reverse. Excellent key.

 

PRICE: $38.00

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MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC RAILWAY & LIGHT Co.

Item # 12824

Not often are these early MER&L keys found. Nice early tapered barrel Loffelholtz hallmarked key with beautiful serif lettering MER&L CO. They don't get much earlier or better than this from this road. Has serial 18 stamped on both sides.

 

PRICE: $345.00

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MICHIGAN CENTRAL RAILROAD

Item # 12823

Nice A&W hex logo marked on this early turn of the century MC key. Great markings as well as pocket wear and patina make this a super nice high grade example.

 

PRICE: $42.00

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LOUISVILLE & NASHVILLE RAILROAD

Item # 12822

This earlier Fraim hallmarked key has a nice smooth surface with nice patina. Serial number stamped on the front of the key with the L&N marking. FRAIM spelled out on the back.

 

PRICE: $40.00

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KANSAS CITY SOUTHERN RAILROAD

Item # 12821

1960-70's vintage Adlake model switch key from the Kansas City Southern. Crinkle finish has some pocket wear and a nice patina.

 

PRICE: $28.00

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ILLINOIS CENTRAL RAILROAD

Item # 12820

ICRR on the front of this standard brass Adlake hallmarked switch key. Great key with no issues.

 

PRICE: $26.00

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GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY

Item # 12819

Excellent Great Northern Ry. standard Slaymaker key from the early 20th century. No division marking, but an excellent overall key with great patina.

 

PRICE: $35.00

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DENVER & RIO GRANDE WESTERN

Item # 12818

Nice older Adlake version brass key nicely marked D&RGW on the front with ADLAKE curved logo and serial number on the reverse. Beautiful example.

 

PRICE: $45.00

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DENVER & RIO GRANDE WESTERN

Item # 12817

Nice Adlake version brass key nicely marked D&RGW on the front with hallmark on the reverse. Beautiful example.

 

PRICE: $35.00

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DENVER & RIO GRANDE

Item # 12816

This D&RG key is most likely an 1890's product and in beautiful condition with serif lettering. A series serial number on the reverse. Just a great early example. The stories this key could tell...other than being in a stinky pocket in a pair of overalls...

 

PRICE: Sale Pending

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CHICAGO St. PAUL MINNEAPOLIS & OMAHA RAILROAD

Item # 12815

Just a beautiful marking on this probable Slaymaker production. No hallmark but nice Western Division marking on the back. Standard Western Division cut as well. No excessive wear and a great patina.

 

PRICE: $65.00

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CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAY

Item # 12814

Here's a pretty mint example of the standard R. Mitchell switch key from the National. Totally mint in all aspects, great patina and ready for the key board to display.

 

PRICE: $22.00

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CHICAGO MILWAUKEE & St. PAUL RAILWAY

Item # 12813

Great early Loffelholtz hallmarked switch key form the Milwaukee Road. Smooth pocket wear and great patina. Can go wrong on this example.

 

PRICE: $35.00

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CHICAGO MILWAUKEE & St. PAUL RAILWAY

Item # 12812

This 1880's vintage Loffelholtz hallmarked key has just super nice serif lettering and is one of the better examples we've handled in the past several years. All features of the key are remarkably nice including the machined ring which usually is the first thing that wears away. Great key from an equally great road.

 

PRICE: Sale Pending

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CHICAGO BURLINGTON & QUINCY RAILROAD

Item # 12811

One of the great things about these keys is that they spelled the whole name out on the key. This A&W oval hallmarked example has one of the best markings we've seen in a while. It shows a nice even smooth pocket wear and patina with serial number and S for switch. Just a beautiful example all around.

 

 

PRICE: $48.00

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BURLINGTON NORTHERN INC.

Item # 12810

Whatever your take is on the -M, whether "Master" or "Merger" this is a vintage well stamped example that is better than average. Nice hallmark on the reverse. Ready to enjoy.

 

PRICE: $20.00

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BUTTE ANACONDA & PACIFIC

Item # 12809

BA&P stamped in nice deep letters on the front of this Loffelholtz creation. Not hallmarked but sporting the unique letter style from that maker. The & sign however has been inserted 90 degrees from the way it should be and stamped facing up. Excellent key with a unique accidental factory customization. Harder to find these earlier versions.

 

PRICE: $65.00

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ATCHISON TOPEKA & SANTA FE RAILWAY

Item # 12808

Standard switch cut Santa Fe marked AT&SFS on the front with hallmark and serial number on the reverse.

 

PRICE: $38.00

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ATCHISON TOPEKA & SANTA FE RAILWAY

Item # 12807

Nice standard switch cut key from the Santa Fe. Great markings with hallmark and serial number on the reverse. Just a nice key all around with great pocket wear.

 

PRICE: $38.00

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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: $30.00

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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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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: $285.00

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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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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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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: $165.00

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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: $155.00

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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: Sale Pending

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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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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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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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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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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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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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