Key Lock & Lantern, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the preservation of transportation history & memorabilia. Our mission is to gather and publish information about railroad, transportation & industrial history, and to support the conservation of all types of memorabilia, including historical artifacts, photos, records, and stories. Historians and collectors are invited to browse our website, download free newsletters about 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 and collecting will benefit from membership in Key Lock & Lantern.
Convention Page for information and online registration forms.will be held from May 11-14, 2017 in Scranton, PA. Schedules & registration info have been mailed to current KL&L members. Hotel reservations are now open - book early while rooms are available at the special KL&L rate. See our
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.is the current edition, with articles about the Key, Lock & Lantern Convention, Railroad Memories Auction, restoration work on the C&O Mallet at the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad, the upcoming NAOTC and Erie Lackawanna conventions, other show & event information, railroadiana auction & show listings, and want ads. Visit our
is the current edition, and is the first issue for the 2016-2017 membership year. This issue contains articles about Displays at Key, Lock & Lantern conventions, Dispatching the Water Level Route from Utica, Augustus Taylor's patent Yankee Lantern, Memorabilia from railroads of the Catskill Mountain region & more.
The Key, Lock & Lantern Advertising Guide from the 2013-2014 membership year remains in effect, with no increase in rates. Our rates have remained the same, but we have also introduced a new discount program, with savings of up to 20% for repeat advertisers. With over 1200 unique monthly website visitors, over 1000 Facebook followers, over 700 newsletter readers, and a magazine press run of 400, KL&L offers a wide variety of ways to reach a broad audience of railroad history buffs and collectors!
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