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Framed Railroad Heralds

Item:   96 Framed Railroad Heralds   Price: $450.00

One of a kind. A retiring Chicago Amtrak secretary, was presented this picture as a retirement gift from her work office peers. The picture showcases 96 different railroad herald's. Having once hung in the Chicago Amtrak President's office or in the Amtrak atrium, is unclear. The framed railroad flags, seem to be made of cloth and not paper. Measuring (end to end) 30 1/2" in length and 27" in width, the picture is ready for some lucky collectors wall. Note: I have never shipped an item this size. Although I would prefer a in person pick up, if so desired, I will ship. The shipping cost for USA only is unknown.

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Northern Pacific Utility Can Northern Pacific Utility Can

1950's Post Cereal-Complete Set of 28 Railroad Heralds


SOLD   Post R.R. Heralds   Price: $125.00


I was still in diapers when the Post Cereal Company promoted giving away tin railroad heralds. As shown in the pictures, there are 28 railroad heralds in a complete set. When available on Ebay, the average price is between $9.99 - $14.99 per tin, most of the time, not including delivery. The metal heralds are in good shape and each have two pre-drilled holes for wall display. The heralds are considered antiques and rightfully so. Although you can find individual emblems on the internet, whole sets are hard to come by. A great set to decorate your key or lock wall collection.

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L&W Systems Three Tier Light Dwarf Signal


Repair/Servicing Track Blue Light


For all the serious railroad enthusiast's and large scale hobbyist's, here is the ultimate addition for your train set. For sale is a "L&W Signal Systems" three tier dwarf signal. As you can see in the pictures, each semaphore light is stacked on top of one another. All three lights (2 blue & 1 yellow) can be displayed at one time, or lit according to your preference. Each individual light is versitle and can be postioned to face the direction of your choice. This is the original position (blue over yellow and a single blue light on the opposite side), as it was utilized on the servicing tracks of the Burlington Northern Railroad. The heavy duty aluminum (will not rust) stand when utilized on the railroad, is buried into the ground. The stand is 2', the overall height from top to bottom is 4' 1/ 2". The pot signal has been personally customized, it has a main kill switch and a individual (toggle) flip switch, for each light. Shown resting on the top of the stand, the signal will swivel to your desired position. Each light has it's own wiring closet and an original Raco lock (only one Raco lock is stamped "BN") to secure the closet door. The original railroad transformer converts the 120v power source to 12v. Just like on the railroad, as long as you have electricity this dwarf light will display its colors indefinitely. What may be a limited time, at no extra cost, I am offering to any interested person, the option of swapping the color lenses, to a red, green and yellow. This signal is not a replica and all parts except power cord and flip switches are original equipment. In my travels searching for railroad relics, I have seen signals for sale, though they are never operable. Also, if a person does contemplate a possible purchase, the buyer is left to wonder if all the internal parts are still attached. Here you have a wonderful opportunity to purchase an excellent railroad relic in sound working order. In literally using the term relic to describe this item, the signal is from the mid 1950's. For now, when it sells, there most likely will never be another like it offered again. Extra bulbs and a Raco wrench included. Interested persons, please email me @dennis@railrelicstoday.com for more information.

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yellow | blue | right side view | front-lights off | left side view | switches & transformer

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Slow Clear Indication Restricting Indication

Safetran Systems Single Light Dwarf Signal


For sale is a "Safetran Systems" single light dwarf signal. Signal light has been personally customized. The dwarf has three individual toggle switches for the different color lights of green, yellow and red. When the signal is utilized on a railroad, the 4 foot stand is buried into the ground and, just like a signal maintainer, the light comes with the original Raco lock for the wiring closet. Shown resting on the top of the stand, the signal will swivel to your desired position. The original railroad transformer converts the 120v power source to 12v. This signal is not a replica and all parts except power cord and flip switches are original equipment. In my travels searching for railroad relics, I have seen signals for sale, though they are never operable. Also, if a person does contemplate a possible purchase, the buyer is left to wonder if all the internal parts are still attached. Here you have a wonderful opportunity to purchase an excellent railroad relic in sound working order. Currently, this dwarf signal, like the one above, is possible due to salvaged parts. For now, when it sells, there most likely will never be another like it offered again. Extra bulbs and a Raco wrench included. Interested persons, please email me @dennis@railrelicstoday.com for more information.

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stop signal | side view | rear view | casing

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AB&A tall globe AB&A tall globe

Tall (deep rose color) AB&A Glass Globe

SOLD   Atlanta-Birmingham & Atlantic Glass Globe:   Price: $195.00

For sale is Atlanta-Birmingham & Atlantic Railroad tall glass globe. The initials "AB&A" are attractively stenciled on the globle. This is a globe that plays tricks on your eyes, the globe shows similar to a root beer color but, the correct color is actually a deep, deep dark red rose. The globe is in excellent condition. A great lantern globe showpiece! Price does not include shipping fees.


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B&O short globe B&O short globe

Adlake™ Short Clear B&O Glass Globe

Item:   B&O Short Glass Lantern Globe:   Price: $55.00

Offering for sale is a B&O short clear glass globe. The initials "B&O RR" are stamped (baked) on the globle. Unusual for the railroad's initials to actually be baked onto the globe, I'm guessing this is a very early manufactured B&O globe. The globe is in good condition with just the normal wear small pit marks. The enlarged pictures will show small scratch marks, which the human eye cannot normally see. Made in the USA by Adlake™, the globe has the Corning™ trademark embossed on the glass. Price does not include shipping fees.

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C&NW short globe C&NW short globe

Short Clear C&NW Glass Globe

Item:   C&NW Short Glass Lantern Globe:   Price: $55.00

Offering for sale is a C&NW short clear glass globe. The initials "C&NW" are stenciled on the globle. The globe is in good condition with just the normal wear small pit marks. The enlarged pictures will show small scratch marks, which the human eye cannot normally see. Made in the USA, the globe has the Corning™ trademark embossed on the glass. Price does not include shipping fees.


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D&H tall globe D&H tall globe

Tall Clear D&H Glass Globe

Item:   D&H Tall Glass Lantern Globe:   Price: $100.00

Offering for sale is a D&H tall clear glass globe. The initials "D&H" are attractively embossed on the globle. The globe is in good condition with just the normal wear small pit marks. The enlarged pictures will show small scratch marks, which the human eye cannot normally see. Made in the USA, the globe has the Corning™ trademark embossed on the glass. A nice lantern globe showpiece! Price does not include shipping fees.


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L&N short globe L&N short globe

Adlake™ Short Clear L&N Glass Globe

Item:   L&N Short Glass Lantern Globe:   Price: $55.00

Offering for sale is a L&N short clear glass globe. The initials "L&N" are stenciled on the globle. The globe is in good condition with just the normal wear small pit marks. The enlarged pictures will show small scratch marks, which the human eye cannot normally see. Made in the USA by Adlake™, the globe has the Corning™ trademark embossed on the glass. Price does not include shipping fees.


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L&N tall globe L&N tall globe

Tall Clear L&N Glass Globe

Item:   L&N Tall Glass Lantern Globe: #1   Price: $99.00

Offering for sale is a L&N tall clear glass globe. The initials "L&N RR" are embossed on the globle. The globe is in good condition with just the normal wear small pit marks. The enlarged pictures will show small scratch marks, which the human eye cannot normally see. Made in the USA, the globe has the Corning™ trademark embossed on the glass. Price does not include shipping fees.

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L&N tall globe L&N Tall Glass Lantern Globe

Tall Clear L&N Glass Globe

Item:   L&N Tall Glass Lantern Globe: #2   Price: $99.00

Yet another L&N globe for sale, is this "mason" style glass globe. The initials "L&N RR" are embossed on the globle. The globe is in good condition with just the normal wear small pit marks. The enlarged pictures will show small scratch marks, which the human eye cannot normally see. Made in the USA, the globe has the Corning™ trademark embossed on the glass. Price does not include shipping fees.


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Central Vermont short red globe Central Vermont short red globe

Adlake™ Central Vermont Short Red Glass Globe

Item:   Central Vermont Short Red Glass Lantern Globe:   Price: $55.00

Offering for sale is a Central Vermont short clear glass globe. The initials "CV RY" are stenciled on the globle. The globe is in good condition with just the normal wear small pit marks. The enlarged pictures will show small scratch marks, which the human eye cannot normally see. Made in the USA by Adlake™, the globe has the Corning™ trademark embossed on the glass. Price does not include shipping fees.


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Safety First-Clear Globe Safety First-Clear Globe

Safety First-Tall Clear Glass Globe

Item:   Safety First Clear Glass Lantern Globe:   Price: $95.00


For those lantern collectors who are searching for the right glass globe, this one might be it. The glass is your standard tall globe. The railroads universal mantra "Safety First" is embossed on the globe along with the Corning™ trademark "C". Globe gives off a nice smoked antique look, which by all means, it is. Price does not include shipping fees.

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Handlan Short Red Glass Globe Handlan Short Red Glass Globe

Handlan™ Short Red Glass Globe

Item:   Handlan Short Red Glass Globe   Price: $60.00

For sale is a Handlan™ short red glass globe. Although, the globe does not have a railroad stamp on the glass, it does have the Handlan trademark embossed stamp. Different color of red, I believe the globe to fit only in Handlan lanterns. Not to rule out by chance, it globe could fit in another oil lantern. The measurements are as follows: top diameter: 2 1/4", bottom diameter: 3" and height: 4 1/2". A deeper color red than most globes, the glass is in excellent condition. Price does not include shipping fees.

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Short Red Globe Short Red Globe

Adlake™ Short Red Glass Globe


Item:   Adlake Short Red Glass Globe:   Price: $55.00


For those lantern collectors who are searching for the right glass globe, this one might be it. The glass is your standard short globe. The Corning™ trademark "C" is embossed on the glass as is Adlake Kero™. Will fit perfect in any Adlake Kero brand oil lantern. Price does not include shipping fees.

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Switch key Directory Switch key Directory

Switch Key Directory


Item:   American Railway's Switch Key Directory:   Price: $14.99

Whether your just starting out collecting switch key's or you have been a collector for many years, this 44 page switch key directory is a useful tool. Although, it does not list every railroad key there is, the directory has a 3-D diagram for the most common railroad keys in the collectors circle. Price does not include shipping fees.

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Front Side: Atchison-Topeka & Santa Fe Steel Funnel Atchison-Topeka & Santa Fe Steel Funnel

Atchison-Topeka & Santa Fe Steel Funnel


Item:   Santa Fe Railroad Utility Funnel:   Price: $25.00


For sale is this AT&SF galvanized steel funnel. Viewing the pictures you can see that the funnel is like new. The funnel has a diameter of 8" x 9 1/4" height. AT&SF RR is stamped on the funnel. Here is a railroad relic you can put to practical use around the house or garage. A big funnel for a big task! Price does not include shipping fees.

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Northern Pacific Utility Can Northern Pacific Utility Can

Northern Pacific One Quart Utility Can


SOLD   Northern Pacific 1 Quart Utility Can:   Price: $45.00


Here is another railroad relic you can put to practical use around the house or garage. Offering for sale is a Northern Pacific one quart utility can. The dark steel patina brings out the ruggedness of the can. Most likely used on the railroad for a oil can, I cannot help thinking that this was a hogger's personal oil can during the steam days. The engineer and fireman were always oiling any movable parts on the steamers'. The railroads also, had oilers doing that chore too. The can has "NP RY" stamped on the side. It has a easy twist off cap and a diameter of 7" x 7 1/2" height. Most likely made in the metal shop on NP property, the brazed weld craftmanship of the can indicates the pride railroad workers took in crafting it. Price does not include shipping fees.

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Norfolk Southern R.R. Ash Tray/Candy Dish Norfolk Southern R.R. Ash Tray/Candy Dish

Norfolk Southern R.R. Ash Tray/Candy Dish

(3 available)

Item:  Norfolk Southern R.R. Ash Tray/Candy Dish:     Price: $35.00


Just in time for Christmas and offering for sale, is this sharp looking Norfolk Southern R.R. decorative ash tray. The tray can be utilized for numerous reasons. Owning a NS tray myself, I have one sitting on my desk top. The diameter of the dish is 6 1/2 inches and about 3/4th inch deep. The tray's gold plated trim, makes a very atractive gift. Shipped in original box. Shipping fees apply. Price does not include shipping fees.

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Colbalt Blue Lens Cover Colbalt Blue Lens Cover

Semaphore Glass Dark Colbalt Blue Lens


Item:   Dark Colbalt Blue Lens   Price: $21.99


For sale is a glass tempered dark blue lens. The diameter is 7 1/2 inches. Price does not include shipping fees.

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Red Lens Cover Red Lens Cover

Semaphore Red Glass Lens


Item:   Red Glass Semaphore Lens:   Price: $19.99


For sale is a glass tempered red lens. Manufactured by the Hub Electric Co., Chicago. The diameter is 4 1/2 inches. Price does not include shipping fees.

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Ruby Red Lens Cover Ruby Red Lens Cover

Semaphore Glass Ruby Red Lens


Item:   Ruby Red Glass Semaphore Lens:   Price: $15.99


For sale is a glass tempered ruby red lens. There are no visilable marking's on the glass. The diameter is 3 1/16 inches. Price does not include shipping fees.

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CN switch key extension Back Side: CN switch key extension

Canadian National Switch Key Extension


Item:   Canadian National (winter extender) Key Holder:   Price: $75.00


Made of rubber, this ingenious (thick) rubber switch key extension is a great conversation piece. My first few winters on the railroad, I used the leather mittens with wool liners. After a few winters, I finally went with 5 finger gloves with wool liners. Gloves or mittens, I still had to remove one from my hand to obtain my switch keys, then return them into my coat pocket. It is really difficult in cold weather trying to unlock a switch lock with mittens on, handling a switch key with the mitts on is just too clumsy. Because you can make a fist for extra warmth, the mittens keep your hands really warm. It was a clever fellow who invented this extension, though it was just not practical for all switchman in cold weather. Especially when your using more than one switch key. Can most likely work with any key. Price does not include shipping fees.

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Pennsy Polished Brass Paperweight Back Side: Pennsy Polished Brass Paperweight

Pennsy Polished Brass/Steel Paperweight

Item:   Pennsy Decorative Spike:   Price: $18.00


Commemorative gold color spike with the Pennsylvania logo on the head of the spike. It is a real full length spike and nicely finished with a polished brass coating. The spike shows great on a stack of papers sitting on a desk. Price does not include shipping fees.

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Caboose Brake Valve Caboose Brake Valve

Pennsylvania (Penna) Railroad Caboose/Car Brake Valve


Brake Valve     Price: $85.00


Having used the brake valve myself on many, many jobs, this is a anomaly in the collectors circle. This unused brake valve is all brass and weighs almost three pounds. Used for emergencies, shoving movements, etc. Quick bursts from the round brass button on the top of the valve emits a whistle sound. The lever, when turned, would apply the trains brakes. Thereby, slowing the trains movement down or opening the valve all the way "dumping the air" and setting the train brakes into emergency. Valve has a one inch opening. Someone with a large air compressor could have a lot of fun with this. Brake lever turns very easily. Great conversation piece! Price does not include shipping fees.

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