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OFFICIAL NOTICE:  Kern River Junction will be closing down by the end of this year. Times have changed and more people seem to prefer social media these days, so I'm going to move everything on over to the KRJ Facebook Group and let the website 'expire'. So next time you log onto Facebook, be sure to stop by and join the group:

I would like to thank those of you who gave my free listings a chance, or purchased an item, shared a photo or two, posted a comment or supported this website in any way over the past few years. If there's an item in the 'For Sale or Trade' section that you're interested in, you still have until December to make an offer on it. After that it's up to the seller to join the Facebook group and relist their items on there. Facebook is a great place to post photos and hold group discussions, ask questions, etc. Best of all, it doesn't cost me a dime to set up and manage a Facebook Group!

Kern River Randy  (Submitted on Aug. 17, 2016 - 11:24 AM): 
OFFICIAL NOTICE: Kern River Junction will be closing down by the end of this year, but you can still follow me on Facebook: .
I would love to see someone take over this website and keep it going! I would consider any reasonable 'buy out' offer. Contact me and let's discuss the possibilities...

Kern River Randy  (Submitted on Jun. 27, 2016 - 4:15 PM): 
The Fraim lock company went through at least 5 different logos during their many years in business. Can anyone tell me what year (or years) they used their 'dogbone' logo ???

BCR_766  (Submitted on Apr. 20, 2016 - 8:25 AM): 
WANTED: Canadian related (CNR, CPR, NAR, BCR, PGE, ONR, TH&B, etc) diesel builder plates. Can be from any major manufacturer. (GE, GMD/EMD, Alco, MLW, etc)
Also looking for the following U.S. builder plates:
AT&SF GE B36-7
KCC SD40-2
O&W SD40-2
EL C-425
HLCX/Conrail C30-7
LH&R C-420
Any Alco RSD12 or RSD15
Thank you for looking and please contact me at
- Corey

Messenger  (Submitted on Mar. 21, 2016 - 3:00 PM): 
WANTED ! ...... Wells Fargo & Co. Express artifacts including but not limited to strongboxes, reward posters, wooden & enamel signs, photographs, broadsides, locks, keys, lanterns, advertising posters, hat badges, etc. Must be authentic period items. Many thanks!........

Lopinggopher  (Submitted on Mar. 17, 2016 - 5:14 AM): 
Thanks Randy, the C&O lantern was just what the Dr. ordered!
If your ever in the southeast give me a hollar and we'll get together!
Thanks again and take care,
- Lopinggopher

Dan and Suki  (Submitted on Mar. 4, 2016 - 6:51 PM): 
c1900 Sheffield Velocipede hand car was designed and adapted for road masters, bridge inspectors and telegraph line repairers as well as wood and tie inspectors. Made of cast iron and wood, with a wood arm and side tire to balance on both rails. This measures approx. 40" x 72" x 75".

Kern River Randy  (Submitted on Nov. 2, 2015 - 4:18 PM): 
Yes indeed Colodigger, I definitely hope to explore that area someday soon. Thanks for checking in! If you ever dig up anything really cool, send me some pics!

Colodigger  (Submitted on Nov. 2, 2015 - 11:39 AM): 
Hello..I read where you like stuff from "The District"...Cripple Creek, Victor, etc.....I used to bottle dig up there years ago....What a historic place....And railroading ! ! ! Midland Terminal...Florence & Cripple Creek....Of course, the short line up from the Spg's.....The Midland Terminal Depot still stands in both Cripple Creek, and Victor....Renewed mining activity has taken away much of the old dwellings, and foundations, etc....Regards....

teddiesandtrains  (Submitted on Oct. 3, 2015 - 7:45 PM): 
WANTED....COTTON BELT tall globe frame. Please contact me at

NP3625  (Submitted on Oct. 3, 2015 - 4:55 PM): 
Locomotive Builders Plates & Number Boards Wanted ? I buy steam, diesel and electric locomotive Builders Plates, Number Boards and Number Plates from all North American Railroads and Manufacturers. Please contact me at

Dave Wez   (Submitted on Aug. 12, 2015 - 9:54 PM): 
I am Looking for BellBottom Style Lanterns related to Erie, PRR, NYC, Lehigh Valley, Buff Creek, B&A, BuffRoch&Pitt Railroads and tall embossed globes that are colored for such Railroads. Any Luck Give me a Shoot @
Thank You Much -Dave

Kern River Randy  (Submitted on Jul. 23, 2015 - 11:53 AM): 
If you like model trains, you'll love this video created with a GoPro Hero4 camera! Very creative, and I love the music and sound effects!

Kern River Randy  (Submitted on Jul. 11, 2015 - 10:07 AM): 
Question of the day: Has anyone ever verified the existence of a blue cast AT&SF short globe? There is one listed in the '' globe survey, but I don't think that reporting was verified. Anyone have a photo of one? Ever seen one? And I'm talking about 'cobalt blue', not a signal green that LOOKS blue.

Jones Auction Service  (Submitted on May 29, 2015 - 2:10 PM): 
The last of our online auctions featuring Railroad Collectibles is now open for bidding with lots starting to close on Sunday, June 14, 2014, 8:30 p.m. (CT). This auction offers a nice selection of quality, vintage memorabilia featuring china; timetables; dispatcher sheets; telegraph relay; lanterns; globes; postcards; Portage, WI old depot Operator sign; and much, much more! See, click on the auction title on the homepage for bidding link

Yapper  (Submitted on Apr. 25, 2015 - 2:14 PM): for a flat steel key.....fraim/slaymaker.....SG-17...or picture of one.....thanks

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