Welcome to The Railroad Commissary on-line railroad locomotive builders plate and other collectibles catalog.
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Locomotive Builder's Plates
We offer a collection of railroad collectables 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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We GIFT WRAP (see bottom of page for details) Collections Bought
To order call: (707) 328-6215 (cell) or 539-1051 (land) or e-mail: email@example.com or use Google checkout
or Paypal invoices sent upon request (best option for international sales)
Alco – Brooks Works
7" X 14" rectangular cast brass
BPA-0118 38139 10-1905 0-6-0 (very good condition / pervasive tiny pitting) $1200.00
(The last steam shop goat at Paducah)
Illinois Central (IC) #29Illinois Central (IC) #3293 (r/b to 0-6-0T in 1943, used as shop switcher @ Paducah, Ky.)
BPA-0088 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)
Northern Pacific (NP) #2376Northern Pacific (NP) #2467 (r/b to T-1 in 1929)
(apparently authentic black paint. Photos show that EMD returned these AS-16's to MKT after rebuilding
with the original Baldwin plates painted black - same as the undercarriage)
(Bowser made a model of MKT #1578 - now you can own the actual builder's plate of that locomotive!)
Baldwin-Lima-Hamilton / BLH
(none currently in stock)
Diesel Div. /
GM of Canada
(none currently in stock)
15" X 4 1/4" rectangular sheet aluminum
BP-0105 A-4017 2-1981 SD40-2 good condition $80.00
Canadian Pacific (CP) #6010
BP-0083 A-4301 2-1983 SD40-2 good condition $80.00
Canadian Pacific (CP) #6038
BP-0060 A-4326 10-1975 GP38-2 good condition $80.00
Canadian Pacific (CP) #3029
(Athern made a model of CP #3029 - now you ould have the builder's plate of the real thing too)
BPE-0064 16318 2-1953 SW9 nice, no paint $145.00
New York Central #8996Penn Central #8996Conrail #8996
BPE-0606 19121 1-1954 GP9 nice, no paint $120.00
Union Pacific (UP) #235
BPE-0395 19185 4-1954 GP9 scuffed up a bit $120.00
Union Pacific (UP) #184
BPE-0591 19186 4-1954 GP9 nice / a little blue left $120.00
Union Pacific (UP) #185
BPE-0558 & BPE-0559 19243 3-1954 GP9-B as removed $120.00 / ea.
(Jay Reed photo - click to enlarge)
BPE-0559 Union Pacific (UP) #167B
BPE-0114 22693 1956 GP9 flat / some background paint left (Sold)New York Central (NYC) #6026Penn Central (PC) #7426Conrail (CR) #7426
BPE-0264 22693 1956 GP9 flat / thick chipped blue (CR) paint $120.00
New York Central (NYC) #6026Penn Central (PC) #7426Conrail (CR) #7426
(several other UP GP9 / GP9-B plates in stock. Looking for a particular one? Please inquire)
BPE-0931 23717 9-1957 GP9B traces of varnish $130.00
Union Pacific (UP) #311B
BPE-0173 23950 10-1957 GP9 nice / most paint gone $130.00
Pennsylvania RR (PRR) #7152Penn Central (PC) #7152Conrail (CR) #7152
BPE-0202 24174 12-1957 SD9 nice / most paint gone $170.00
Pennsylvania RR (PRR) #7607Penn Central (PC) #6907Conrail (CR) #6907
(Life-Like / Proto 2000 made a model of PRR #7607 - now you can own the actual builder's plate of that locomotive!)
"Hotdog" 15" X 4 1/8" aluminum (used from at least 1964 until 1967)
BPE-0072 30811 3-1967 SD35 fair condition / upper bolt hole enlarged $160.00
(Martin K. O'Toole photo - click to enlarge)
Southern Ry (SR) #3005Norfolk Southern (NS) #3005(1st)
15" X 4 1/4" rectangular stainless steel (used from 1966 through the 1980's)
BPE-0084 786193-16 8-1979 SD40-2 stampings fair / basic lettering very light / no paint $55.00
Conrail (CR) #6498CSX #8856
(Bachman made a model of CSX #8856 - now you can own the actual builder's plate of that locomotive!)
BPE-0074 787147-15 8-1979 GP38-2 stampings strong / basic lettering light / almost no paint $65.00
Conrail (CR) #8238CSX #2798
BPE-0052 787249-37 10-1979 GP15-1 stampings OK / basic lettering very light / no paint $55.00
Conrail (CR) #1621Norfolk Southern / "PRR" #1408
Fairbanks-Morse / FM
16 7/8" X 7 7/8" rectangular cast brass
BPF-0080 12L-747 4-1953 H-12-44 excellent condition [original paint ?] $1260.00
Santa Fe (AT&SF) #531
Or call: (707) 539-1051 (7:30 am till 9:00 pm Pacific Time – open 8:30 a.m. on Sat and Sun) (if no answer, please leave your name, number and message)
(In a pinch, you may try my cell phone number (707) 328-6215
Shipping – Shipping is $12.00 per order – insurance included (to US addresses), ($15.00 to Canada up to 1 kg, $26 up to 2 kg, $36 uo to 4 kg, $56 over 4 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).
Visa and M/C, as well as checks and money orders, accepted.
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.
Appraisals – We get many requests for appraisals, and are happy to honor those request for $6.00 per item. Our appraisal is what we think that a particular item ought sell for at "full retail" (although that depends on how you might market the item) – please feel free to write for further details. For free, we will tell you what we would pay for an item, but please, only inquire if you might actually want to sell your item to us. Our "free appraisal" is always the same - "an item is worth what you can get someone to pay you for it."
Sales Tax / Ca. only – Orders shipped to California addresses must pay applicable sales tax.
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.
Questions and comments welcomed.
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