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Locomotive Builder's Plates


We offer a collection of railroad collectibles that have been carefully selected for authenticity.  Our interest is railroad relics - unless the items actually came from a railway, we don't stock them.



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To order call:   (707) 328-6215 (cell) or  539-1051 (land)  or   e-mail:  rrcomm@sonic.net
       payment accepted via: Visa, Master Card, Am Express, Discover, Zelle, checks / money orders, or Paypal


Alco - Brooks Works            (locomotive production at Brooks Works ceased in 1932)

7" X 14"      rectangular / curved ends      cast brass
  BPA-88    40906   12-1906  2-6-2     Class T / Class T-1   (nice / letter "S" has been repaired)    $1200.00
      (mounted on display panel - can easily be removed)  (2 1/4 X 3 3/8" neg, as seen below, available for $12)

			                        
				Northern Pacific (NP) #2376
				Northern Pacific (NP) #2467  (r/b to T-1 in 1929)


7" X 14"      rectangular / curved ends      cast iron
BPA-414    62116    Aug. 1920    2-8-0  (53" ga.)   excellent condition      $800.00

			
				EF Central do Brazil #729
				RFFSA   (1957) ?


7" X 14"      rectangular / straight ends      cast iron
  BPA-292    62889    Jan  1921    4-6-0    nice, but corner broken and replaced      $900.00
     (3" X 5" B&W print, as seen below, available with plate upon request)

			                    
				Gulf Coast Lines / New Orleans, Texas & Mexico #70
				Missouri Pacific (NOT&M) #385  (1925)
				retired and scrapped  (c.1952)

      (This locomotive spent a quarter of a century hustling the fastest varnish of the New Orleans, Texas 
       & Mexico / Gulf Coast Lines / MP between Houston and New Orleans. A photo of this locomotive, as 
       MP / NOT&M #385 wheeling the Orleanean along at 70 MPH through southern Louisiana, appears at top 
       of page 126 of Mopac Power; and in later years at the bottom of page 124)
				
      (This plate is back from its brief Hollywood career, where it appeared in "Young Sheldon - Volunteers 
      at a Train Museum".  The episode featured a train museum in Texas and, of course, this plate.  It is 
      back and again available for sale, but now with a sprinkle of star dust.  Spoiler alert - it was 
      cleaned and repainted early on and doesn't actually have any rust or soot on the back.)


Alco - Cooke Works            (Alco - Cooke closed in 1926)

7" X 14"      rectangular / curved ends      cast brass
    (none currently in stock)


4 1/2" X 9"      rectangular      cast brass        (used on smaller locomotives - most of Cooke's production)
    (none currently in stock)


Alco - Pittsburgh Works            (Alco - Pittsburgh closed in 1919)

7" X 14"      rectangular / curved ends      cast brass
    (none currently in stock)


Alco - Richmond Works            (Alco - Richmond closed in 1927)

7" X 14"      rectangular / curved ends      cast brass
  BPA-274     54024    9-1913   4-6-2    P-2     painted red w/ gold highlights      $1600.00

					
				Seaboard Air Line #844


7" X 14"      rectangular / curved ends      cast iron     (WWI era)
  BPA-449     59965    Aug 1918   2-6-6-2   H-4     excellent / nicely painted      $1900.00
           (8 X 10" B&W print, as seen below, available upon request w/ purchase of plate)

			        
				Chesapeake & Ohio #860
				Chesapeake & Ohio #1460


7" X 14"      rectangular / straight ends      cast iron
  BPA-298     62181    9-1920   2-6-6-2    H-6     painted red primer      $2000.00

			
				Chesapeake & Ohio #899
				Chesapeake & Ohio #1479

         (a large photo of a working C&O #1479 can be seen on p 168 of C&O Power)


Alco - Schenectady Works

7" X 14"      rectangular / curved ends      cast brass
  BPA-448   44929   Jan, 1908   2-8-0        (excellent condition)     (Sold)

			 
				Rio Grande  (D&RG / D&RGW)  #1161
				
				
				
  BPA-407   52031   Nov, 1912   0-6-0    L-10    (nice condition / recent repaint)     $900.00
        (original 616 negative, as seen below, available for $20 w/ purchase of plate)

			           
				Northern Pacific  (NP)  #1166


7" X 14"      rectangular / curved ends     cast iron     (WWI era)
    (none currently in stock)


7" X 14"      rectangular / straight ends     (1920 and later)      cast iron
  BPA-252    68456   Sept, 1930   0-8-0     C-16    (excellent condition/ glossy black paint)    $1000.00
           (5 X 7" B&W print, as seen below, available upon request w/ purchase of plate)

			     
				Chesapeake & Ohio  (C&O)  #229


4 1/2" X 9"      rectangular      cast iron        (used on smaller steam and the earliest Diesels)
  BPA-902     69319     Jun 1940   HH1000   (broken in several pieces, epoxied to backing board)    $960.00

			
				Oliver Iron Mining #902  (Hibbing, Mn.)
				United States Steel (USS) - Oliver Iron Mining Div. #902  (same)
				United States Steel (USS) - Fairless Works #21  (Fairless Hills, Pa.)
				scrapped


Alco / GE            (Alco/GE plates were used from about 1940 in to 1953)

6" X 12"      rectangular      cast brass      (Alco/GE brass plates were apparently only used from about 1940 through mid-1942)
    (none currently in stock)


6" X 12"      rectangular      cast iron         "Alco Diesel" version             (used from 1942 until about mid-1945)
  BPA-1696     71276     May 1943   S2   (excellent / UP gray paint / as removed)   $550.00

			
				Union Pacific (UP) #1042
				Union Pacific (UP) #1106
				
				
				
  BPA-932     71281     Dec 1943   S2   (excellent / UP gray paint under layer of crud / as removed)   (Sold)

			
				Union Pacific (UP) #1047
				Union Pacific (UP) #1111
				traded in to EMD in 1969
				
				
				
  BPA-1517     72013     Feb 1944   S2   (excellent / UP gray paint / as removed)    (Sold)

				Union Pacific (UP) #1053
				Union Pacific (UP) #1117
				
				
				
  BPA-338     72014     Feb 1944   S2   (excellent / UP gray paint / as removed)    (Sold)

			
				Union Pacific (UP) #1054
				Union Pacific (UP) #1118
				
				
				
  BPA-1332     73615     Aug 1945   S2   (excellent / UP gray paint / as removed)    (Sold)

				Union Pacific (UP) #1132


6" X 12"      rectangular       cast iron         winged gear version             (used c. 9-1945 into 1953)
  BPA-680     74339     Oct 1945   S2   (excellent / UP gray paint / as removed)    $720.00

			
				Union Pacific (UP) #1136
				traded in to EMD
				
				   (Atlas made an N scale model of this locomotive)
				
				
				
  BPA-418     74463     Apr 1946   S2   (excellent, yellow paint)    (Sold)

			
				Canadian Pacific #7044
				retired 1982 / scrapped



  
  BPA-238     75402     Dec 1947   RS2   (excellent / no paint)    $1150.00

			
				New Haven (NH) #0501



  BPA-390     75760     Aug 1947   RS1   (excellent / as removed /black paint w/ traces of yellow highlights)    $1100.00

			
				Alabama, Tennessee & Northern (AT&N) #110
				Frisco  (SLSF) #110  (1948)
				t-i to EMD  (1968)
   

  BPA-523     75828     Apr 1950   RS1   (excellent / as removed / worn black  paint)    (Sold)

				New York Central  (NYC) #8108
				Penn Central  (NYC) #9908
				Conrail  (CR) #9908



  BPA-455     76191     Nov 1948   S2   (as removed / original RI maroon paint)    $900.00

			
				Rock Island (CRI&P) #716
				t-i to EMD  (1966)


  BPA-431     76504     Dec 1948   S2   (as removed / original B&O blue paint)    $950.00

			
				Baltimore & Ohio (B&O) #529
				Baltimore & Ohio (B&O) #9073
				Cargill  (Chicago, Il.)  (1974)


  BPA-445     76592     Feb 1949   S2   (as removed / LAJ blue paint / crack through left bolt hole)    $1000.00

			              
				Los Angeles Junction Ry #5
				
				(an extreme enlargement of the builder's plate part of the photo seems to show that
				 the whitish area at the bottom of the plate was how it was when it was in service. 
				 Looks like maybe poor masking or overspray from repainting a tiger stripe.


  BPA-788     76788     Jun 1949   S2   (excellent / repainted black w/ white lettering - as originally)    $1250.00

							
				Galveston, Houston & Henderson (GH&H) #20
				Scott Paper Co. (Chickasaw, Al.)  (1966)
				
  (GH&H had only 2 Diesels, Alco S2's, #'s 20 and 21.  They spent 15 years switching on the island - they were replaced
     in 1965 with leased locomotives from then parent RR's MKT and MP)



  BPA-427     78025     Aug 1950   S4   (excellent / original B&M blue paint)    $1100.00

			
				Boston & Maine (B&M) #1270



  BPA-294     79399     Dec 1951   RS3 (steam generator equipped for passenger service)
                              (excellent / traces of black in background and buff on letters)    $800.00
        (original 35mm slide, as seen below, available for $15 w/ purchase of plate)

				    
				Pennsylvania RR (PRR) #8841
				Pennsylvania RR (PRR) #5541
				retired 1967  (months before PC merger)



  BPA-685     79819                    S4                       (Sold)

				Algers, Winslow & Western  #2



  BPA-235     80100     Mar 1953   S4           $900.00
                  (excellent / original SP gray paint / w/ traces of black and orange "Tiger Stripes") 

			        
				Southern Pacific (SP) #1522
				Southern Pacific (SP) #1822



  BPA-188     80251     Mar 1953   RS3           $750.00
                  (still sound, but has large cracks near each mounting hole / no paint) 

			        
				Central of Georgia (CofG) #154
				Southern Ry (SR) #154


6" X 12 1/4"      rectangular      sheet  aluminum            (Alco/GE sheet aluminum plates are very scarce - maybe made only as replaement plates?)
    (none currently in stock)


American Locomotive Co.            (no mention of GE - after Alco/GE, before Alco Products)

3 3/4" X 12 1/4"      rectangular      sheet  aluminum          (used c.1953 into 1955 - not much to look at, but uncommon)
    (none currently in stock)


Diesel engine plate      9 3/4" X 4 1/4"      rolled brass
    (none currently in stock)


To order call:   (707) 328-6215 (cell) or  539-1051 (land)  or   e-mail:  rrcomm@sonic.net
       payment accepted via: Visa, Master Card, Am Express, Discover, Zelle, checks / money orders, or Paypal


Alco Products            (Alco Products plates were used from 1955 - when that name was adopted - until the end)

3 3/4" X 12 1/4"      rectangular      sheet aluminum
  BPA-183     82328     Feb 1957   RS11   (flat / fair paint)      $850.00
			
				Norfolk & Western (N&W) #339

               (Atlas made a model of N&W #339 in HO scale)


4" X 12"      rectangular      stainless steel
    (none currently in stock)


American Car & Foundry / ACF

Berwick Plant         1 1/2" X 18"      rectangular      cast brass       no data
    (none currently in stock)


Baldwin Locomotive Works  /  BLW


16" / Burnham, Williams & Co.        cast brass        "manhole cover"
    (none currently in stock)


12 1/4" / Burnham, Williams & Co.        cast brass        ("Burnham, Williams & Co" on plates from about 1891 into 1909)
  BPB-693   22614    Aug 1903    0-6-0  
                        shiny brass (currently in stand - could be removed easily)     $1200.00

			
				Southern Pacific / Texas & New Orleans (T&NO) #76
				scrapped 1940
				
				
				
  BPB-454   23514    Jan 1904    2-8-0  Consolidation  
               nicely restored, has notch (weld burn) in rim     $1110.00
        (plate comes with 2 3/4" X 7 1/4" print, as seen below, upon request)

					
				Southern Pacific (SP) #2692
				scrapped at Tucson, Az. late 1935



  BPB-266   27532    Feb 1906    0-6-0    
          good condition, but 2 extra holes  (repainted to "graphite" - like it was when in service)  $950.00
     (2 1/2" X 4" B&W print, as seen below, available with plate upon request)

			        
				Southern Pacific (SP) #1125
				scrapped c.1948

    (this is the left side plate.  The right side plate had equal but opposite holes - as seen in photo. 
     Holes apparently drilled to mount add-on equipment inside smokebox.  Not uncommon on SP steam plates)



  BPB-73   32332     Dec 1907    2-8-0  Consolidation  
               nicely restored, has 4 small cracks, mostly visible on back      $1160.00
       (5" X 8" B&W print, as seen below, available with plate upon request)

			        
				Great Northern (GN) #1250
				scrapped 1949


8 1/8" / Burnham, Williams & Co.            cast brass
    (none currently in stock)


12 1/4"      round      cast brass          (this style used for about two years)
  BPB-121   36553     May, 1911      0-6-0   
               good condition, but 2 extra holes      $950.00

			
				Southern Pacific (SP) #1189
				scrapped  1940


11 3/4"      oval      cast brass      Steam
    (none currently in stock)


9 1/4"      round      cast brass      Steam
  BPB-599    39276    Feb, 1913     4-6-0     excellent condition      $1400.00

			  
				Alger-Sullivan Lumber Co. "Escambia RR" #101  (Century, Fl.)

   A classic, Southern, cabbage-stack, log hauler. 
       Florida State Archives has several photos of it.  See: A-S Lumber #101 for an example.



  BPB-178    57916     December 1924     0-6-0   excellent condition     $920.00
        (2 1/2 X 4 1/4" negative, as seen below, available for $12 w/ purchase of plate)

			                  
				Commonwealth Steel #57  (Granite City, Il.)
				General Steel Castings #57  (same)  (1929)
				Algers, Winslow & Western #57  (1945)


9 1/4"      round      cast brass      Diesel
    (none currently in stock)


9 1/4"      round      cast iron     Diesel
  BPB-444    69783  1943    VO1000   repainted / cracks at lower bolt hole     $1100.00

					
				Frisco (SLSF)  #213
				t-i to EMD  (c. 1970)

               (Bowser made a model of Frisco #213 in HO scale)


14 3/4" X 10 1/4"      five sided "House Shaped"      cast brass      steam
  BPB-250    73028   Sept 1946   4-8-4  Niagara   excellent condition / 2 small extra holes along centerline

          $1600.00      
				National Ry. of Mexico / NdeM #3043  (The pinnacle of Mexican steam development)


14 3/4" X 10 1/4"      five sided "House Shaped"      cast brass      Diesel     (used from c. 1946 - e-1948)
    (none currently in stock)


14 3/4" X 10 1/4"      five sided "House Shaped"      cast iron     (used 1946-47, then m-1948-1950)
  BPB-721    74100   Feb 1949   DS-4-4-1000    excellent / as removed / PRR black paint      $1200.00

			
				Pennsylvania RR (PRR) #9050
				t-i to EMD  m-60's


To order call:   (707) 328-6215 (cell) or  539-1051 (land)  or   e-mail:  rrcomm@sonic.net
       payment accepted via: Visa, Master Card, Am Express, Discover, Zelle, checks / money orders, or Paypal


Baldwin-Lima-Hamilton  /  BLH

     (used 1951 - 1956)
  BPB-286    75143   1952   S12    nice / as removed     $1200.00
        (plate comes with duplicate slide, as seen below)

			         
				Seaboard Air Line (SAL) #1463
				Seaboard Coast Line (SCL) #204



  BPB-356    75311   Feb 1952   S12    excellent / as removed / PRR black paint     $1000.00

			
				Pennsylvania RR (PRR) #8796
				t-i to EMD  (c.1968)



  BPB-610    75556     1953   S12    excellent / as removed / NYC frame-stripe white  paint     $1100.00

			
				New York Central  (NYC) #9321
				[Penn Central  (PC) #8105 - ever renumbered ?]



Diesel engine plate      8 7/8" X 5"      steel
    (none currently in stock)


Beyer Peacock & Co., Ltd - Gorton Works     (England)

16 3/4" oval      cast brass
  BPB-726    no/#  (from order #7182, progressive #'s 3080 to 3083)  1890   2-8-4T  
                                        excellent, coursely polished condition        $1200.00

			
				EF Mina y Rio  (Brazil)


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British builder's plate book    

  RB-5729    British Locomotive Builders' Plates  (HB)  (excellent+ condition)   
    (hundreds of photos / everything you want to know about British builder's plates)
                       Buckle & Love           Midland, 1994         $32.00 


Canadian Locomotive Company

8 1/2" X 17"      diamond
  BPC-291    1536  1918   2-8-2   S-1-d  looks nice, but corner broken off and repaired   $1000.00

				
				Canadian Government Rys  (CGR)  #2931
				Canadian National  (CN)  #3331 
				scrapped 1961


Davenport Locomotive Works

4" X 14"      cast iron

  BPD-470    2280    (8-1939)   44ton     excellent / as removed / remnants of RI black, maroon paint       $2000.00
                        (2nd 44ton, by any make, built)     (plate comes with duplicate slide, as seen below)

					      
				Rock Island  #361
				t-i to EMD 1966


  BPD-304    2293    (4-1940)   44ton     excellent / as removed      $2000.00
       (3rd 44ton, by any make, built)    (5" X 7" B&W print, as seen below but w/o markings, available with plate upon request)

				   	
				Rock Island  #362
				Warren & Oachita Valley RR  #100  (1949)
				Rock Island  #362  (1959)
				t-i to EMD 1966


Diesel Div.  /   GM of Canada

"Hotdog"
  BPE-379    A-1346    2-1958       GP9 - w/ Flexicoil trucks     not much paint       $280.00

			
				Canadian National (CN) #4233



15" X 4 1/4"      rectangular      sheet aluminum
    (none currently in stock)


To order call:   (707) 328-6215 (cell) or  539-1051 (land)  or   e-mail:  rrcomm@sonic.net
       payment accepted via: Visa, Master Card, Am Express, Discover, Zelle, checks / money orders, or Paypal


Electro Motive Corp  /   EMC

16" X 5 1/4"      rectangular      cast brass            ("GM" on right / first used in 1936)

    (none currently in stock)


15 1/2" X 5 1/4"      rectangular      cast brass            ("GM" on left / used from at least 1939 in to 1942)

  BPE-1536    1001    5-10-40      NW2    excellent / no paint       (Sold)

				Union Pacific (UP) #1002
				
				
  BPE-1090    1123    7-15-40      NW2    excellent / UP grey paint       (Sold)
                         
			
				Union Pacific (UP) #1010
				
				
				
  BPE-710    1127    7-30-40      NW2    excellent / no paint      (Sold)
                         
			
				Union Pacific (UP) #1014


Electro Motive Div.  /  EMD

14 3/4" X 4 3/4"      rectangular      stainless steel            (used from 1942 until c. 9 or 10 - 1947)
  BPE-1035    1696    7-31-42      NW2    fair condition / not flat, corner bolt hole broken out      (Sold)

				Union Pacific (UP) #1035
				
				
				
  BPE-331    3427    6-9-46      NW2    excellent / UP grey paint      (Sold)

				Union Pacific (UP) #1041
				
				
				
  BPE-533    2592    1-6-45      FT (A)    excellent / flat / as removed / no paint      $1350.00
			
				Santa Fe (AT&SF) #162C
				Santa Fe (AT&SF) #189C  (1952)
				t-i to EMD  (1965)
				
				
				
  BPE-659    3432    7-17-46      NW2    excellent / UP gray paint     (Sold)
                         
			
				Union Pacific (UP) #1046
				
				
				
  BPE-400    3979    8-27-47      E7 (A)     good condition - mostly flat   $1200.00

			
				Pennsylvania RR (PRR) #5843
				Penn Central (PC) #4243
				scrapped  1976 - wore Tuscan Red to the end

               (Walthers / Proto made a model of PRR #5843 in HO scale)


"Hotdog"      15" X 4 1/8"      stainless steel            (used from c. 10 - 1947 until at least 1965)
  BPE-1400    4601    5-1947       F3 (A)        excellent condition / good EMD paint / as removed       (Sold)

			          
				Union Pacific  (UP) #1400A  (UP's 1st F)
				Union Pacific  (UP) #1400
				Union Pacific  (UP) #1514
				Union Pacific  (UP) #502  (r/b to F9m, 1958)
				t-i to EMD  (1966)
				
			
				
  BPE-1552    10755    8-1950       SW7        UP gray paint / as removed       (Sold)
  
			
				Union Pacific  (UP) #1803
				
			
				
  BPE-884    10764    8-1950       SW7        nice EMD paint / as removed       $200.00
  
			


				Union Pacific  (UP) #1812

               (Broadway Limited made a model of UP #1812 in N scale)
				
			
				
  BPE-1013    10767    8-1950       SW7        some EMD paint / as removed       (Sold)


				Union Pacific  (UP) #1815
				
			
				
  BPE-1227    10765    10-1950       SW7        UP gray paint / as removed       (Sold)
                                                      
  
			
				Union Pacific  (UP) #1813
				
			
				
  BPE-1578    10771    11-1950       SW7      nice, but faded, EMD paint / as removed       (Sold)
                                                      
  
			
				Union Pacific  (UP) #1819
				
			
				
  BPE-1489    12563    6-1951      SW9    excellent / bits of MP blue at extreme edges / as removed     $165.00
                                                      
  
			
				Missouri Pacific  (MP) #9182
				Missouri Pacific  (MP) #1244



  BPE-1499    14909    9-1951       SW9        excellent / no paint       $160.00

			
				Atlantic Coast Line (ACL) #683
				Seaboard Coast Line (SCL) #165



  BPE-194    14938    11-1951       SW9        excellent / no paint       $160.00

			
				Atlantic Coast Line (ACL) #712
				Seaboard Coast Line (SCL) #194



  BPE-724    15745    12-1951       SW8    
      fair / mostly flat, but a bit lumpy / sand blasted / tiny amount of C&W paint inside stampings     $250.00

			
				Colorado & Wyoming Ry  (CW) #209
				
	(The Colorado & Wyoming Ry is an obscure shortline that mostly operates within the confines of the old 
CF&I steel mill at Pueblo, Co. Their locomotives are rarely seen by outside eyes. The current
circumstances of this particular locomotive [working / retired / scrapped?] are unknown. BPE-863 16317 3-1953 SW9 excellent, no paint $200.00 New York Central (NYC) #8995 Penn Central (PC) #8995 Conrail (CR) #8995 BPE-1476 17810 4-1953 SW9 excellent / partial EMD paint (Sold) Union Pacific (UP) #1830 BPE-1652 17811 4-1953 SW9 excellent condition / UP gray paint (Sold) Union Pacific (UP) #1831 BPE-1628 17831 8-1953 GP7 excellent / minor scrape / as removed (Sold) Union Pacific (UP) #704 Union Pacific (UP) #104 Amtrak #777 BPE-1246 18287 6-1953 SD7 excellent, patchy UP paint (Sold) Union Pacific (UP) #778 Union Pacific (UP) #453 BPE-1589 18576 8-1953 GP7 excellent / traces of EMD paint (Sold) Union Pacific (UP) #117 BPE-517 18578 8-1953 GP7 excellent (Sold) Union Pacific (UP) #119 BPE-1688 18844 4-1953 SW9 excellent / UP gray paint / as removed (Sold) Union Pacific (UP) #1856 Union Pacific (UP) #1224 BPE-1624 18846 4-1953 SW9 excellent / as removed $185.00 Union Pacific (UP) #1858 Union Pacific (UP) #1226 BPE-506 19099 1-1954 GP9 nice, but a few scrapes (Sold) (plate comes with slide, as seen below) Union Pacific (UP) #213 BPE-1052 19110 1-1954 GP9 excellent, but has adhered grunge / as removed $99.00 (Sold) Union Pacific (UP) #224 BPE-457 19150 2-1954 GP9 nice, but lengthwise scrape / as removed (Sold) Union Pacific (UP) #149 s-f-s (1981) (numerous other UP GP9 plates in stock. Looking for a particular one? Please inquire)
BPE-1568 19197 4-1954 GP9 partial paint / as removed (Sold) Union Pacific (UP) #196 BPE-1342 19201 4-1954 GP9 excellent / UP gray paint / as removed (Sold) Union Pacific (UP) #200 BPE-1442 19226 2-1954 GP9B excellent, no paint $300.00 Union Pacific (UP) #150B S-f-s (1976) BPE-404 19270 4-1954 GP9B excellent, some blue paint, minor scrape $300.00 Union Pacific (UP) #194B S-f-s (1977) BPE-985 19782 8-1954 GP9 as removed (Sold) Union Pacific (UP) #257 BPE-209 19883 9-1954 GP9 excellent, almost no paint / as removed (Sold) Union Pacific (UP) #286 Louisiana & North Western (L&NW) #51 (1981) (other plate from same locomotive also available, in similar condition. Inquire if interested.) BPE-324 23062 5-1957 GP9 excellent / no paint $135.00 Norfolk & Western (N&W) #785 BPE-977 25409 8-1959 SD24B excellent / no paint / as removed $320.00 Union Pacific (UP) #421B BPE-1253 25418 7-1959 SD24B excellent / scant traces of paint / as removed $320.00 Union Pacific (UP) #416B BPE-182 24817 2-1959 GP9 excellent / no paint $135.00 Norfolk & Western (N&W) #665 BPE-1110 25418 8-1959 SD24B excellent / UP paint / as removed $320.00 Union Pacific (UP) #430B BPE-1019 26061 7-1960 GP20 excellent condition / as removed (Sold) Union Pacific (UP) #716(2nd) Union Pacific (UP) #486 BPE-469 26064 7-1960 GP20 excellent condition / minor scuffing /as removed (Sold) Union Pacific (UP) #719(2nd) Union Pacific (UP) #489 s-f-s BPE-622 27433 11-1962 GP30 very good condition / old black paint along edges $295.00 (plate comes with slide, as seen below) Southern Ry (SR) #2582 Norfolk Southern (NS) #2582 BPE-516 27518 7-1962 GP30 excellent condition / as removed (Sold) Union Pacific (UP) #809 BPE-1055 27519 7-1962 GP30 excellent condition / as removed (Sold) Union Pacific (UP) #810 BPE-1407 27519 7-1962 GP30 excellent condition / as removed (Sold) Union Pacific (UP) #810 BPE-941 27540 7-1962 GP30 excellent condition / as removed (Sold) Union Pacific (UP) #831 BPE-1647 27554 9-1962 GP30 excellent condition / scruffy EMD paint / as removed (Sold) Union Pacific (UP) #845 BPE-1239 27570 9-1962 GP30 excellent condition / no paint / as removed (Sold) (plate comes with slides, as seen below) Union Pacific (UP) #861 BPE-984 28206 3-1963 GP30 excellent condition / as removed (Sold) (plate comes with slide, as seen below) Union Pacific (UP) #726 BPE-1321 28249 7-1963 GP30B excellent condition / stained (Sold) Union Pacific (UP) #734B BPE-489 29182 6-1964 GP35 excellent condition / no paint / as removed (Sold) Union Pacific (UP) #754 BPE-1095 29191 5-1964 DD35B excellent condition / as removed (Sold) Union Pacific (UP) #75B BPE-1677 29193 5-1964 DD35B excellent condition / as removed (Sold) (plate comes with color slide, as seen below) Union Pacific (UP) #77B BPE-525 29195 6-1964 DD35B excellent condition / as removed $1280.00 Union Pacific (UP) #79B BPE-1651 29197 6-1964 DD35B excellent condition / fair blue paint / as removed (Sold) Union Pacific (UP) #81B BPE-1384 29201 6-1964 DD35B excellent condition / no paint / as removed (Sold) Union Pacific (UP) #85B



To order call:   (707) 328-6215 (cell) or  539-1051 (land)  or   e-mail:  rrcomm@sonic.net
       payment accepted via: Visa, Master Card, Am Express, Discover, Zelle, checks / money orders, or Paypal


"Hotdog"      15" X 4 1/8"      aluminum            (used from late 1964 through late 1967)
		
  BPE-72    30811    11-1965      SD35      worn condition / upper bolt hole enlarged     $110.00
			              
                                                            (Martin K. O'Toole photo - click to enlarge) 
				Southern Ry (SR) #3005
				
				
  BPE-1056    31416    3-1966      SD40      fair condition / as removed    (Sold)

			  
			
				Union Pacific (UP) #3002
				wrecked and scrapped  (1988)
				
				
  BPE-1311    31586    4-1966      SD40      good condition / as removed    (Sold)
                                                        
				Union Pacific (UP) #3036
				Kansas City Southern  (KCS) #608
				
				
  BPE-1251    32403    10-1966      SD40      good condition     (Sold)
                (month built changed at factory)
			  
                                                       
				Union Pacific (UP) #3051


15" X 4 1/4"      rectangular      stainless steel            (used from Sept. 1967 through the 1980's)

  BPE-1704   33426    4-1968    SD45     excellent condition / as removed    (Sold)

			 
				Union Pacific (UP) #3617
				Union Pacific (UP) #17
				s-f-s  (1987)



  BPE-1132   33441    3-1968    SD45     excellent condition / fair paint / as removed    (Sold)

			
				Union Pacific (UP) #3632
				Union Pacific (UP) #32
				s-f-s  (1987)



  BPE-1590   34773    1-1969    GP40    excellent condition /  good EMD black paint / as removed    (Sold)

			
				Rock Island  (CRI&P) #392



  BPE-1395   34869    1-1969    GP40    excellent condition /  minor scrapes / as removed    (Sold)

			
				Rock Island  (CRI&P) #395



  BPE-1581   36405    4-1970    GP40     excellent condition /  good EMD paint / as removed    (Sold)

			 	
				Rock Island  (CRI&P) #4719
				parted out  (1981) / s-f-s  (1985)



  BPE-681   4608-73    7-1972    SW1500     near mint    (Sold)

			 	      
				Southern Pacific  (SP) #2663
				Fletcher Challenge Canada #1500  (Crofton, B.C.)
				
				

  BPE-265   72785-22    4-1973    GP38-2     good condition / no paint    $90.00

			
				Seaboard Coast Line (SCL) #521
				Seaboard System (SBD) #2521
				CSX #2521



  BPE-63   7354-57    7-1972    GP38-2     excellent condition / no paint    $90.00
        (plate comes with slide, as seen below)

			          
				Penn Central (PC) #7996
				Conrail (CR) #7996
				Union Pacific (UP) #1939



  BPE-1273   73694-5    6-1974    MP15     excellent condition / nice paint    $280.00

			    
				Pittsburgh & Lake Erie (P&LE) #1578
				Union Pacific (UP) #1283



  BPE-473   776086-1    5-1978    SD40-2      flat / sanded finish / no paint    $70.00
        (plate comes with color slide, as seen below)   (plate is perfectly flat!! - photos do not do it justice)

			                        
				Norfolk & Western (N&W) #6139
				Norfolk Southern (NS) #6139
				
				
  BPE-713    786263-9    10-1979      SD40-2      excellent condition / no paint / as removed     (Sold)

			  
                                                       
				Union Pacific (UP) #3617
				wrecked  (1987) / s-f-s


  BPE-52   787249-37    10-1979    GP15-1     stampings OK / basic lettering very light / no paint    $62.00
        (plate comes with slide, as seen below)

			          
				Conrail (CR) #1621
				Norfolk Southern / "PRR" #1408
				retired  (2007)



Fairbanks-Morse  /  FM

9"      round      cast brass
    (none currently in stock)


16 7/8" X 7 7/8"      rectangular      cast brass
    (none currently in stock)


16 3/4" X 7 7 3/4"      rectangular      stainless steel
BPF-483     12L-428   3-1951    H-12-44    excellent, but 1 scrape    $1600.00
        (plate comes with color slide, as seen below)

			      
				Milwaukee (CMStP&P) #1828
				Milwaukee (CMStP&P) #752
				Milwaukee (CMStP&P) #748
				sold for scrap  (1981)
				
				
				
BPF-756     16L-913   9-1954    H-16-44    some surface scraping / not completely flat    $1400.00
        (plate comes with duplicate slide, as seen below)

			    
				Milwaukee (CMStP&P) #2468 
				Milwaukee (CMStP&P) #418
				
				
				
BPF-570     12L-1086   12-1957    H-12-44    excellent condition    $1600.00
        (plate comes with color slide, as seen below)

			       
				Nickel Plate (NKP) #143 
				Norfolk & Western (N&W) #2143



(click on thumbnail photos to enlarge)


General Electric  /  GE

8" X 5"           rectangular      sheet zinc      (wartime)
    (none currently in stock)


8" X 5"           rectangular      sheet steel      (wartime)
    (none currently in stock)


8" X 5"           rectangular      stainless steel
    (none currently in stock)


8" X 5"      rectangular      sheet aluminum      (recent)
    (none currently in stock)


14" X 5"      rectangular      cast aluminum
  BPG-537     35429     12-1964    U25B    excellent condition, but corners bobbed off     $385.00

				
				New York Central (NYC) #2356
				
				
  BPG-1229     36016     6-1966    U28C    excellent condition / as removed     (Sold)
                                                      
        (UP only had 10 U28-C's - GE's only have one plate - this is 1 of 10 UP U28-C plates ever made)

			
				Union Pacific (UP) #2802
				
				
  BPG-1483     36018     6-1966    U28C    excellent condition / as removed     (Sold)
                                                      
        (UP only had 10 U28-C's - GE's only have one plate - this is 1 of 10 UP U28-C plates ever made)

			                                 
				Union Pacific (UP) #2804
				
				

  BPG-735     38302     4-1972    U30C   
                         rough / scraped hard enough that it had to be remounted       (Sold)
                                                      

				
				Union Pacific (UP) #2812
				sold for scrap  (1984)
				
				

  BPG-511     38316     5-1972    U30C   nice, but corner holes broken out       (Sold)
              
              			                                        
				Union Pacific (UP) #2826
				sold for scrap  (1984)
				
				

  BPG-1383     38317     5-1972    U30C   good condition / as removed       (Sold)
                                                      
				Union Pacific (UP) #2827
				t-i to EMD  (1986)
				
				

  BPG-1219     39606     5-1974    U30C   good condition / as removed       (Sold)
                                                      
				Union Pacific (UP) #2885
				t-i to GE  (1987)
				
				

  BPG-1049     39847     7-1974    U30C   excellent condition / as removed       (Sold)
                                                      
				Union Pacific (UP) #2900
				t-i to GE  (1988)
				
				
  BPG-215     45370     10-1986    C39-8    excellent condition / no paint    $325.00
  
				Norfolk Southern (N&W) #8660


GE / Alco         12" X 6"      rectangular      cast brass      (from electric locomotives)
    (none currently in stock)


Diesel engine plate      7" X 2 5/8"      stainless steel
    (none currently in stock)



To order call:   (707) 328-6215 (cell) or  539-1051 (land)  or   e-mail:  rrcomm@sonic.net
       payment accepted via: Visa, Master Card, Am Express, Discover, Zelle, checks / money orders, or Paypal


GM Locomotive Group  /  GM / EMD / DD

12" X 4"      rectangular      stainless steel
 BPE-784    906100-2   11-1991     SD60M   (excellent condition / some overspray)   $145.00
                      (plate comes with color slide, as seen below)

			             
				Union Pacific (UP)  #6270
				Union Pacific (UP)  #2416


 BPE-49    926302-25   9-1992     SD60M        $120.00

			              
                                                            		(John Mathis photo - click to enlarge)
                                                           	  	 John Mathis Railroad Photography home
				Union Pacific (UP)  #6340


 BPE-578    926302-32   10-1992     SD60M     (plate excellent / chippy background paint)    $125.00
                    (plate comes with color slide, as seen below)

			              
                              
				Union Pacific (UP)  #6347


Lima Locomotive Works / Lima-Hamilton Corp.

19 1/4" X 9 1/2"      diamond      cast brass
    (none currently in stock)


Magor Car Corp

4 1/4" X 8"      oval      cast iron
    (none currently in stock)


Montreal Locomotive Works

7 1/2" X 14"      rectangular      cast iron
  BPM-728    61886   Aug, 1920   2-10-2   T-1-c   nice, but bolt hole broken and repaired  (Sold)

				
				Canadian National (CN)  #4026
				scrapped 1961 


6" X 12 1/4"      rectangular      sheet aluminum
    (none currently in stock)


Pennsylvania RR - Altoona Works

6 5/8" X 16"      rectangular      cast iron
    (none currently in stock)


To order call:   (707) 328-6215 (cell) or  539-1051 (land)  or   e-mail:  rrcomm@sonic.net
       payment accepted via: Visa, Master Card, Am Express, Discover, Zelle, checks / money orders, or Paypal


Plymouth

5 1/2" X 3 1/4"      rectangular      sheet brass
    (none currently in stock)


Porter

Shield      8 1/2" X 7 1/2"      cast brass
    (none currently in stock)


Pullman-Standard Car Mfg Co.

1 1/2" X 17 3/4"      rectangular      cast brass       no data
    (none currently in stock)


5 1/2" X 16 3/4"      rectangular      cast iron       no data
    (none currently in stock)


Seaboard Coast Line - Uceta (Tampa) Shops

6" X 18"      rectangular      sheet aluminum
    (none currently in stock)


Standard Steel Car Co.

1 7/8" X 8 1/2"      rectangular      cast brass       no data
    (none currently in stock)


Vulcan

    (none currently in stock)

Whitcomb

3 5/8" X 7 7/8"      sheet brass
  BPW-297    60027   (no shown, 12-1944)   44ton  (44-DE-5)   excellent / no paint   $1600.00

			
				Rock Island  (CRI&P) #371    
				t-i to EMD  (1966)
				
				  (Lionel made a model of Rock Island #371)



Locomotive Class Plates
    (none currently in stock)




Locomotive Number Plates
    (none currently in stock)




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Shipping - Shipping is $12.00 per order - insurance included (to US addresses), ($22.00 to Canada up to 1 kg, $44 up to 2 kg), more elsewhere, depending on cost).  Your quantity discount will be in the shipping - buy several pieces and we pay anything over the basic rate.  Orders over $1000 shipping is free within North America, 50% actual cost worldwide.  To avoid delay please order by stock number, when shown.

We are located in Santa Rosa, California  Anyone near to here or passing through would be welcomed to pick up their items (by appointment) so as to save the shipping charge.  Unfortunately, we have no showroom - all our stock is wrapped and in storage (for its protection).



Our Customer Comments

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Packing - We pack for success, not excuses.  We love old railroad china and relics as much as you do, so we would rather spend a bit more on packing materials (actually, we prefer to use clean recycled packing materials) than see a piece broken in transit.

Our success is collectors getting pieces they want, and only that.  Therefore, all sales are allowed a three day inspection period, within which time, unsatisfactory items may be returned for refund.

Trade / Sell - Perhaps you would like to suggest a trade ?   Unlike an Old World vegetable grocer, we do not care to haggle over the price of each piece, but if you think that you could suggest a trade, or other "deal," that would be mutually beneficial, we will be happy to hear you out.   Maybe you have a piece that doesn't exactly fit with your collection, and we have a piece that does - maybe a deal could be found.   Please recall though, that this is a commercial enterprise, so we would find no advantage in a trade for pieces of like value. Of course, we are always buying - from whole collections to single pieces.

Sales Tax / Ca. only - Orders shipped to California addresses must pay applicable sales tax.

Gift Wrap - For an extra $7.00 per gift, we will gift wrap any item(s) and mail it directly to the recipient.  Nothing too fancy, but we will box the item(s) and tailor the wrap to the occasion (birthday, Christmas or other), with a "from / to" tag filled out as you specify.

Wants lists - We have locomotive builder's plates - you want locomotive builder's plates, but unfortunately, these are not always the same items.  If you would care to send us your "want list", we will store it and notify you (e-mail or phone, your choice) if we get that item in stock.  There is no obligation on your part - this is only a notification service and interest survey.  Send to: Wants lists

All items first come, first served - if you like it, you can own it.  No false-hope teaser prices, no bidding stress, no sniping - everything is "Buy It Now" priced.  Prices subject to change without notice.

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