NKP "Nickel Plate" Railroad Brass Key New York, Chicago & St. Louis RailroadNKP "Nickel Plate" Railroad Brass Key New York, Chicago & St. Louis RailroadNKP "Nickel Plate" Railroad Brass Key New York, Chicago & St. Louis RailroadNKP "Nickel Plate" Railroad Brass Key New York, Chicago & St. Louis RailroadNKP "Nickel Plate" Railroad Brass Key New York, Chicago & St. Louis RailroadNKP "Nickel Plate" Railroad Brass Key New York, Chicago & St. Louis Railroad

Here is a good switch key from the New York, Chicago & St. Louis Railroad, a/k/a the "Nickel Plate." It is in excellent condition and a great display with strong stamping and an attractive golden brass color.

This key is stamped NKP on one side of its bow and on the other side is stamped 11494 and the maker mark ADLAKE.

It HAS seen use, because the barrel end and bit edges are rounded and not sharp, but apparently has not been used very much. It likely was made during the latter days of the Nickel Plate's existence.

Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, the New York, Chicago & St. Louis Railroad (reporting mark NKP, abbreviated NYC&StL) was a rail line that operated in the mid-central United States. Commonly referred to as the Nickel Plate Road, the railway served a large area, with trackage in the states of New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Missouri. Its primary connections included Buffalo, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Indianapolis, St. Louis, and Toledo. The NKP was built in 1881 along the South Shore of the Great Lakes, connecting Buffalo and Chicago, as competition with the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railway. It lasted until 1964, when the Nickel Plate Road and several other midwestern carriers were merged into the larger Norfolk & Western Railway.

Item ID: 7400


* * * WOULD YOU LIKE EMAIL ALERTS when new listings are posted? Click on FAVORITE "Heart" SHOP at the top of this page to get automatic notification of New Items and Changes to current items!

NKP "Nickel Plate" Railroad Brass Key New York, Chicago & St. Louis Railroad

$34 USD


Time's Treasures Railroad & Country


Time's Treasures LLC
Niverville
NY
  

RAILROAD Memorabilia & Antiques + Americana: Dog, Cat, Kitchenware, Restaurant Collectibles

EVERY ITEM SATISFACTION GUARANTEED ~ Multi-Purchase Discounts ~ Layaways ~ Ask For Our Best Price (Offers are Welcome) !

Exclusive Ruby Lane Member since 2000

calculating shipping...

More from Time's Treasures Railroad & Country