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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:  rrcomm@sonic.net
                                         or   Paypal invoices sent upon request    (best option for international sales)


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

7" X 14"      rectangular / curved ends      cast brass
  BPA-118    38139   10-1905  0-6-0   (very good condition / pervasive tiny pitting)       $1250.00
        (original 616 negative, as seen below, available for $25 w/ purchase of plate)
                                            (long-time shop goat at Paducah)
				Illinois Central (IC) #69
				Illinois Central (IC) #3293  (r/b to 0-6-0T in 1943, used as shop switcher @ Paducah, Ky.)
				scrapped 1957


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


  BPA-276    55645   12-1916   0-8-0        (good used condition)   $1200.00 (Hold)

                          
				Philadelphia, Bethlehem & New England (PB&NE) #65


7" X 14"      rectangular      cast iron
  BPA-292    62889    1-1921    4-6-0    nice, but corner broken and replaced     $750.00

                          
				Gulf Coast Lines #70



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    
       nicely restored, but slightly bent during removal / painted red w/ gold highlights   $1600.00

                          
				Seaboard Air Line #844


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


Alco - Schenectady Works

7" X 14"      rectangular / curved ends      cast brass
  BPA-802    43840   10-1907   2-8-0  (flatness distorted during removal)   (Sold)
        (original 616 negative, as seen below, free w/ purchase of plate, upon request)  
                                  

				Frisco  (SLSF)  #1283(1st)
				Rock Island  (CRI&P)  #2108   (1908)
				s-f-s  (1952)


7" X 14"      rectangular / straight ends     (1920 and later)      cast iron
    (none currently in stock)


4 1/2" X 9"      rectangular      cast iron
    (none currently in stock)


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 into 1941)
    (none currently in stock)


6" X 12"      rectangular      cast iron            ("Alco Diesel" version - used from 1941 until c.1945)
    (none currently in stock)



6" X 12"      rectangular      cast iron            (winged gear version - used from 1945 until 1953)
  BPA-380    73906    Jun, 1946    S1  (excellent condition / as removed)        (Sold)

                           

				Long Island RR  (LIRR) #407
				Staten Island Rapid Transit Operating Authority #407  (St George, S.I., N.Y.)

BPA-347 76233 Dec, 1948 RS2 (excellent condition) (Sold) New Haven RR (NH) #0516
BPA-242 76627 Feb, 1949 RS1 (excellent condition) (Sold) Long Island RR (LIRR) #464 burned (1964) scrapped (1969)
BPA-406 76774 May, 1949 S2 (excellent condition) (Sold) Missouri Pacific (MP) #9129 Missouri Pacific (MP) #1047 Tidewater Southern (TS) #745(1st) (1967) Western Pacific (WP) #522(2nd) (1969) sold for scrap (1970)
BPA-261 76785 Jun, 1949 S2 (excellent condition, as removed) (Sold) Terminal Ry Association (of St Louis) (TRRA) #570


6" X 12 1/4"      rectangular      sheet  aluminum            (Alco/GE sheet aluminum plates are very scarce)
    (none currently in stock)


Alco Products            (Alco Products plates were used from some time in 1953 until the end)

4" X 12"      rectangular      sheet aluminum
  BPA-409    82047    Nov, 1956    RS11  (as removed, broken corner bolt hole)       (Sold)

                           

				Southern Pacific  (SP) #5727
				Southern Pacific  (SP) #2907
				t-i [to GE ?] (1972)



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-454   23514   Jan 1904   2-8-0  Consolidation  
               nicely restored, has notch (weld burn) in rim     $1110.00
 				

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


  BPB-266   27532   Feb 1906   0-6-0    
               good condition, but 2 extra holes      $950.00
 				

				Southern Pacific (SP) #1125


  BPB-73   32332   Dec 1907   2-8-0  Consolidation  
               nicely restored, has 4 small cracks, mostly visible on back     $1160.00
				

				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-312   36343    Apr, 1911      2-8-2   excellent condition      $1500.00
 				

				Oregon-Washington RR & Navigation Co. (OWR&N) #512
				Union Pacific (UP) #2112
				retired 1957


  BPB-121   36553    May, 1911      0-6-0   
               good condition, but 2 extra holes      $950.00
 				

				Southern Pacific (SP) #1189


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 photo of it.  See: A-S Lumber #101 for an example.



12"      oval      cast brass      Steam
    (none currently in stock)


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


9 1/4"      round      cast iron     Diesel
  BPB-344    64734  1943    VO1000   painted / hanger brazed to back    $1000.00
 				  

				Santa Fe (AT&SF)  #2208
				t-i to GE  (1969)


14 3/4" X 10 1/4"      five sided "House Shaped"      cast brass      steam
  BPB-250    73028   9-1946   4-8-4  Niagara   excellent condition / 2 small extra holes along centerline
                 $1800.00      

				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
  BPB-333    73588   3-1948   DS-4-4-1000    excellent condition / recent restoration      $1350.00
                          

				Pennsylvania RR (PRR) #5970
				Penn Central  (PC) #7940


14 3/4" X 10 1/4"      five sided "House Shaped"      cast iron
    (none currently in stock)


Baldwin-Lima-Hamilton  /  BLH

  
  BPB-230    75294   12-1951    S12    excellent / no paint     $1100.00
              
			

				Pennsylvania RR  (PRR) #8779
				Penn Central  (PC) #8139



Diesel Div.  /   GM of Canada

"Hotdog"
    (none currently in stock)


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


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)

    (none currently in stock)


To order call:   (707) 328-6215 (cell) or  539-1051 (land)  or   e-mail:  rrcomm@sonic.net
                                         or   Paypal invoices sent upon request    (best option for international sales)



Electro Motive Div.  /  EMD

14 3/4" X 4 3/4"      rectangular      stainless steel            (used from 1942 until 1947)
    (none currently in stock)


"Hotdog"      15" X 4 1/8"      stainless steel            (used from 1947 until at least 1965)
  BPE-501   12715    10-1950       E8 (A)     excellent condition - no paint       $680.00

               
				Baltimore & Ohio (B&O) #96A
				Baltimore & Ohio (B&O) #1445
				t-i to EMD  (1971)

BPE-263 14347 5-1951 GP7 excellent, but colors mostly faded $140.00 Missouri Pacific (MP) #4192 Missouri Pacific (MP) #193 Missouri Pacific (MP) #1623 Missouri Pacific (MP) #623
BPE-37 16146 3-1952 GP7 scraped up $90.00 Missouri Pacific (MP) #4222 Missouri Pacific (MP) #220 Missouri Pacific (MP) #1663
BPE-127 18473 6-1953 GP7 excellent / no paint (Sold) (plate comes with a color dupe slide - the Dayton photo, as seen below) New York Central #5769 Penn Central #5769 Conrail #5769
BPE-311 18598 7-1953 GP7 excellent condition / no paint $300.00 Nickel Plate Road (NKP) #430
BPE-505 19099 1-1954 GP9 excellent condition $135.00 (plate comes with slide, as seen below) Union Pacific (UP) #213
BPE-506 19099 1-1954 GP9 nice, but a few scrapes $120.00 Union Pacific (UP) #213
BPE-751 19104 1-1954 GP9 nice / a little blue left (Sold) Union Pacific (UP) #218
BPE-606 19121 1-1954 GP9 nice, no paint $120.00 Union Pacific (UP) #235
BPE-665 19170 3-1954 GP9 nice / some paint left $120.00 Union Pacific (UP) #169 Chicago & North Western (CNW) #4386 (1977)
BPE-552 19173 3-1954 GP9 nice / some blue left $120.00 Union Pacific (UP) #172
BPE-395 19185 4-1954 GP9 scuffed up a bit $120.00 Union Pacific (UP) #184
BPE-591 19186 4-1954 GP9 nice / a little blue left $120.00 Union Pacific (UP) #185
BPE-873 19254 3-1954 GP9B nice / a little blue left (Sold) Union Pacific (UP) #178B
BPE-874 19254 3-1954 GP9B nice / a little blue left $170.00 Union Pacific (UP) #178B
BPE-293 20043 12-1954 SW1200 flat / almost no paint (Sold) Milwaukee (CMStP&P) #2050 Milwaukee (CMStP&P) #602 Davenport, Rock Island & Northwestern (DRI&NW) #602 Canadian Pacific (CP) #331 I&M Rail Link #14
BPE-264 22693 1956 GP9 flat / thick chipped blue (CR) paint $120.00 New York Central (NYC) #6026 Penn Central (PC) #7426 Conrail (CR) #7426
(several other UP GP9 plates in stock. Looking for a particular one? Please inquire)
BPE-0163 & BPE-0164 23701 9-1957 GP9 nice / no paint left $120.00 / ea. BPE-163 Union Pacific (UP) #345
BPE-325 28322 3-1963 GP30 nice / almost no paint left (Sold) Soo Line #702
BPE-326 28322 3-1963 GP30 nice / no paint $300.00 Soo Line #702



"Hotdog"      15" X 4 1/8"      aluminum            (used from at least 1964 into 1967)

  BPE-72    30811    11-1965      SD35      fair condition / upper bolt hole enlarged     $130.00

                              
                                                            (Martin K. O'Toole photo - click to enlarge) 
				Southern Ry (SR) #3005



  BPE-211    30839    11-1965      SD35      good condition / some original paint     (Sold)

                

				Southern Ry (SR) #3033



  BPE-539    30898    12-1965      SD35      good condition     $140.00

                

				Southern Ry (SR) #3092
		

BPE-507 32634 3-1967 SD45 good condition / flat / scuffed near center $145.00 Chicago & North Western (CNW) #911

15" X 4 1/4"      rectangular      stainless steel            (used from 1966 through the 1980's)

BPE-46 35941 4-1970 SW1500 scrapes / weld burns (Sold) Louisville & Nashville (L&N) #5003 Seaboard System (SBD) #5003 CSX #1103
BPE-63 7354-57 7-1972 GP38-2 excellent condition / no paint $85.00 Penn Central (PC) #7996 Conrail (CR) #7996 Union Pacific (UP) #1939
BPE-113 73662-16 4-1974 GP38-2 good condition / blue faded $85.00 (Stan Lytle photo - click to enlarge) Comprehensive Locomotive Archiving Union Pacific (UP) #2015 Union Pacific (UP) #515
BPE-99 74639-8 9-1974 SD40-2 fair condition / little paint $80.00 (plate comes with color slide, as seen below) Chicago & North Western (CNW) #6873 retired by 2000 (as CNW 6873)
BPE-96 776071-2 2-1978 GP40-2 excellent condition / no paint $85.00 (plate comes with slide, as seen below) Southern Pacific (SP) #7609 Union Pacific (UP) #5201 Union Pacific (UP) #1301
BPE-65 786191-39 8-1979 GP40-2 stampings fair / basic lettering very light / no paint $40.00 Conrail (CR) #3384 Norfolk Southern (NS) #3059
BPE-84 786193-16 8-1979 SD40-2 stampings fair / basic lettering very light / no paint $40.00 Conrail (CR) #6498 CSX #8856 (Bachman made a model of CSX #8856 - now you can own the actual builder's plate of that locomotive!)
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
  BPF-200     20L-24   7-1948   H-20-44    excellent condition    $2000.00

              		         
				New York Central (NYC) #7101


16 7/8" X 7 7/8"      rectangular      cast brass
  BPF-80     12L-747   4-1953   H-12-44    excellent condition  [AT&SF paint ?]  $1600.00
        (slide, as seen below, available for $10 w/ purchase of plate)

              		               
				Santa Fe (AT&SF) #531


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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-259   42020    11-1978    C30-7   (good condition / most holes broken out)    $200.00

                 

				Norfolk & Western (N&W) #8005 
				Norfolk Southern (NS) #8005

BPG-243 42052 12-1978 C30-7 (good condition / some holes broken out) $200.00 Norfolk & Western (N&W) #8037 Norfolk Southern (NS) #8037
BPG-332 42503 5-1980 C30-7 (fair condition / some holes broken out) (Sold) Santa Fe (AT&SF) #8102 America Latina Logistica (ALL) #9336 (Brazil)


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


GM Locomotive Group  /  GM / EMD / DD

12" X 4"      rectangular      stainless steel
  BPE-136    886061-9   10-1990     SD60M   (excellent condition)   $135.00

                
				Union Pacific (UP)  #6224
				Union Pacific (UP)  #2379

BPE-67 907147-2 9-1992 SD60 $135.00 Norfolk Southern (NS) #6698
BPE-49 926302-25 9-1992 SD60M $120.00 Union Pacific (UP) #6340
BPE-81 946555-13 11-1994 SD70MAC $135.00 (plate comes with color slide, as seen below) Burlington Northern (BN) #9554
BPE-103 996164-60 8-2000 SD70M $120.00 Union Pacific (UP) #4059


To order call:   (707) 328-6215 (cell) or  539-1051 (land)  or   e-mail:  rrcomm@sonic.net
                                         or   Paypal invoices sent upon request    (best option for international sales)


Montreal Locomotive Works

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


Pennsylvania RR - Altoona Works

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


Plymouth

    (none currently in stock)


Porter

Shield      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)


Standard Steel Car Co.

1 7/8" X 8 1/2"      rectangular      cast brass       no data
  BPS-279      excellent condition / clear coated     $35.00

               


Vulcan

    (none currently in stock)

Whitcomb

    (none currently in stock)



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To purchase any of the above items, please e-mail:  rrcomm@sonic.net

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).



Our Customer Comments

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.

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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