Key Lock & Lantern, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the preservation of railroad history & memorabilia. Our mission is to gather and publish information about transportation history, and to support the conservation of all types of railroadiana, including historical artifacts, photos, records, and stories. Railroad historians and collectors are invited to browse our website, download free newsletters about railroad preservation, and utilize our other online resources. In addition to receiving the digital newsletter directly by e-mail, Key Lock & Lantern members also receive a quarterly printed journal, with in-depth articles about railroad history and preservation, and an invitation to participate in the annual KL&L Convention. Anyone with a serious interest in railroad or transportation history will benefit from membership in Key Lock & Lantern.
The Publications Page to view and download the current edition of the digital KL&L News (and past editions). The free Adobe Acrobat reader is required for viewing.has been published, with articles about the North Creek Rail Fair, the Catskill Mountain Railroad, the latest Railroad Memories auctions, news from the California State Railroad Museum and other railroad preservation news, railroadiana auction & show listings, and want ads. Visit our
has been mailed to current 2013-2014 members. This issue contains articles about the New York Central's Utica Signal Station, track car operations on the Western Maryland, more on Southern Pacific's fuel conservation award badges, exhibits at the 2014 KL&L Convention, Amtrak's unusual "SOB" baggage tag, and lantern restoration using bead blasting. Membership renewals are now due, with the 2014-2015 membership year set to begin with Issue #175.
The Key, Lock & Lantern Advertising Guide has been updated for the 2013-2014 membership year. Our rates have remained the same, but we have introduced a new discount program, with savings of up to 20% for repeat advertisers. Also new this year is KL&L web site advertising. Now, KL&L offers a wide variety of ways to expand your reach to a broad audience of railroad history buffs and collectors!
The Click Here to view the current KL&L brochure (or right-click to download). The free Adobe Acrobat reader is required for viewing.was revised for the 2013-2014 membership year, to reflect our current dues rate and the addition of online services. Members can download and print the brochure for copying and distribution at train shows and other events.
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