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Prr Columbus Station Sign, Pennsylvania Railroad Approach Sign For Sale

Prr Columbus Station Sign, Pennsylvania Railroad Approach Sign

Treat yourself to this treasure and relax through the joy of Trains

If shipping costs less than calculates for this item I will send you money through paypal.

Message me if you have any questions, before you offer as this will be sold as is.

COLUMBUS Station Sign

212 203 9969 for questions

37" long 13" wide and 37lbs 8oz according to my scale. Yes this is cast iron and was made in the south foundry at Altoona to my understanding.

This treasure is something you will never see again.

I have sold over $31,000 in mostly brass trains and historic artifacts from this collection, so know you are buying from a trusted source and if you have any questions please contact me.

In 1968, newly formed Penn Central Railroad was in a hurry to rid itself of traces of its predecessor companies: the Pennsylvania Railroad and New York Central.

A Penn Central Railroad directive dictated that workers should remove any Pennsylvania Railroad type signs with the Keystone style and resulted in beautifully created cast-iron station signs in PRR colors and shapes being scrapped. The Penn Central Railroad replaced them with a less durable material - wood - which was fitting, because the Penn Central didn't last long. However, handfuls were saved by railroad employees and enthusiasts, which how my friend was able to buy this one of a kind fine.

NOT A FAKE: Over the years people have tried to fake this sign or stations signs, but pail to the originals. Key ways to tell a fake: one the letters or numbers do not have vertical sides and instead have a more sloped type 45* angle that is a lot easier to make. Second the numbers and letters on the back or front are not crisp.

However, this is a true piece of history, which is illustrated in the crisp numbering on the back and lettering on the front.


This sign will be wrapped and have a wood create professionally made just for this item that will protects this rare treasure during shipment to your home. Heavy cardboard could work, but if dropped could cause the sign the break through the cardboard and result in damage to the sign. With a wood create you have security.

I have had price quotes from $250 to $500 for shipping this item from the services I have contacted. This is too heavy for a Greyhound belly tank and Fedex said they would not ship something like this when I called their store. If you know of a better way or want to pick this treasure up, please contact me and we will work something out.

Use photos to judge condition and value of item

The fine print:

Customer Satisfaction: Customer satisfaction is very important to me, and I strive to be a 5-star seller, so you are happy. If you have any questions before you buy, anyproblems with your purchase, or feel thatI did not perform at a 5 star level, please contactme prior to leaving response and I'll do my best to help.

  • Email: Use the "Ask a Question" link.
  • Please feel free to contact me with any questions.
  • I am not liable for any injury, damage or loss incurred in connection with this sale, such as, but not limited to using a model train as catapult ammunition to race a real train for speed.
  • Please email us if you are planning to purchase multiple items within seven days.
  • US buyers must make payment within 3 days using PayPal.
  • I must receive payment within3 days from close of sale, if you cannot meet this please email ASAP and let me know. If you are going to be on vacation at the time of close of sale please let me know.


I combine $hipping to say Thank You for your business

  • The purchaser is responsible for all shipping costs.
  • Calculated rates are dependent on parcel weight and distance to destination.
  • Shipping includes a small fee for packaging materials safeguard the model and being ensured for the full retail value against harm in transit from being shipped.
  • Shipping Offers are applicable to the Continental US only.

International Buyers - Please Note: Import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost.These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to offerding or buying.

ATTENTION INTERNATIONAL buyers: Any package with a value of $25 or a weight of 4 pounds or more MUST be sent Priority Mail International. First Class International has no tracking or insurance available. If the item gets lost or damaged you simply have to file a case with Paypal and since I have no tracking number Paypal automatically decides in your favor and takes the money out of my account. Then I am out a beautiful item and all the money:( At least with Priority International I can file an insurance claim, in the worst case scenario. I try my best to accommodate International buyers by using First Class on any package valued less than $25 but it is I who is taking all the risk in doing so. I refuse to take this risk on any items valued at or over $25. I just want to make sure your purchase gets to you safely.


  • NO returns without prior written approval.
  • Returns must be postmarked within fourteen days of receipt of approval.
  • All returns are paid for by the buyer.
  • Shipping charges on all returns are the responsibility of the buyer.
  • Refunds will only be processed on receipt of the item and returned in the same condition as listed on with no additional damage or wear.
  • Items sold As Is are not subject to return unless I fail to accurately disclose their condition.

Return Policy: Returns are accepted as long as the item is in the condition sent, the transaction is cancelled, and the buyer pays return shipping costs. Shipment Policy: All items are sent with delivery confirmation for a return. International shipping has been suspended until further notice due to delivery and buyers issues. Source of Items: All trains come from consignments, so that the item's history is unknown. Please note that these grading standards make no claims about the train's operational capabilities. Depending on the listing I may charge extra for creating a custom box for shipping to ensure a safe trip of your treasure from me to your home. If I say test run that means the loco was placed on a piece of track and briefly tested to ensure motor works and it moves. Sound systems and DCC systems cannot be tested unless I specify it has been. All Items, including N.O.S. (new-old-stock), are graded and represented as vintage collectibles. Operational ability and characteristics or completeness of vintage motors, mechanisms, wiring, bulbs etc are not guaranteed. I do not test couplers for operation. I try to note any obvious missing parts, defects or restorations in the description. If I miss something, pictures will govern and it is the responsibility of buyer to ask for clarification prior to offerding. All items are sold As-Is. If test results are stated in the listing, no warranty is implied. Results are from simple bench-testing to help determine if mechanism is intact. buyers should email with any questions/clarifications prior to offerding on the item. Digital photography may distort image. The item is straight unless noted otherwise in the listing. offerding signifies that you have read the entire listing, agree with all terms and conditions and will pay in acceptable funds within 5-days of sale close. Winning buyer must reply within requirements.

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