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About Key, Lock & Lantern

Key Lock & Lantern, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the preservation of railroad, transportation, and industrial history & memorabilia. Our mission is to gather and publish information about transportation history, and to support the conservation of all types of railroadiana & transportation memorabilia, including historical artifacts, photos, records, and stories. Members receive a quarterly magazine with detailed articles about railroad artifacts, history, and collecting; a bi-monthly e-mail newsletter; and an invitation to participate in the group's annual convention. Founded in 1966, Key, Lock & Lantern has grown from its beginning as a two page newsletter for railroadiana collectors to become a valuable and well-respected resource for transportation historians and preservationists. Click Here for a brief history of the organization, and some of the people who have been involved with it. Key, Lock & Lantern has been serving railroad historians for over forty years, and our organization continues to grow. Anyone with an interest in transportation history and collecting will benefit from membership in Key, Lock & Lantern.

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The Key Lock & Lantern membership year now coincides with the calendar year. New Members joining during the year will receive all back issues for that membership cycle. New members joining during the fourth quarter will receive the last issue of the year and all four issues during the upcoming year. A membership in Key, Lock & Lantern always entitles you to four issues of the quarterly magazine and renewal notices will not be sent out until a member has received four issues..

There are two ways to join or renew your membership in KL&L: A membership form may be printed by Clicking Here, and mailing in with your dues payment. Or you may join or renew online using a credit card or funds in your Paypal account. By clicking on one of the "Add to Cart" buttons below, you will be taken to the secure Paypal site, where you can enter payment information or log into your Paypal account.

1-Year Membership for 2024 (Issues 183-186)

Regular Membership: $40, Contributing: $45, Outside USA: $60

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Please note that we are unable to provide value appraisals of railroadiana, give recommendations regarding the purchase or sale of specific items, or directly respond to questions that involve the identification of memorabilia. Any questions and/or photos sent to KL&L may be published in the KL&L magazine, newsletter, or internet sites, in accordance with our current contributor guidelines. Key, Lock & Lantern does not buy or sell railroad memorabilia.

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Marie Brainard - Vice President - Membership & Treasurer

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Dave Hamilton, President, Publications Editor & Webmaster

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John Brainard - Chairman


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