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Hi Gents as promised I want to share a lantern that as given to me by my grandfather when I was a young boy of 8 years old. I took great care of it and to this day ..you still still smell the kerosene that was once inside the wick holder.

I will let the photos do the rest of the talking..but one question though ...what is that letter K on the glass globe ?

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Nice lantern. :thumbsup:
I have a few I will post here after I take a few pictures.

How about anyone else who has a piece of Railroad History do the same?

I am going to ask John if he could make a forum just for Railroad Memorabilia.
We have a few forums that are of no use here, maybe one could be changed?
As we now don't have a proper forum for this type of discussion.
 

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J.Albert1949 posted this link for Larry in the other thread.
I checked it out and it looks like one big advertisement to me.
http://www.klnl.org/




If your really interested in Lamp and lantern info I recommend this site, http://www.jeffpolston.com/lantern.htm
A ton of useful pictures & information about them on there.

J Albert, the site you listed may be good if your looking to join them. I may have missed something there?
Look at the other link I posted, it has tons of info on them.
 

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One of mine.
I have this one hanging over the layout.
I took a picture of it lit up but it is not there in the camera?
I took a couple quick shots. I have to charge the camera up and will get one of it lit up.
It is not in bad shape, just the top is crusty, I been thinking about blacking it up some. Not to make it look new but just to make it look like old black. Get rid of the rust on the top.

From the good old Biggest Little RR in the East. CNJ:):thumbsup:

The red globe means it was used as a STOP signal.
Read in the site as to what the other colors were used for. (if you want) :smokin:
http://www.jeffpolston.com/lantern.htm
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Kerosene!!
By the way Larry ( and Spence). :)

The K in the circle on your globes glass is a manufacturer’s mark.
That one is a Kopp.
Not on there for kerosene. :smokin:
 

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Fantastic link Ed :thumbsup: ..I learned alot about the different globe colors. All that I have ever seen were the Red and Clear.
Great Read

Regards Larry
 

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The other one I posted was a Dietz Vesta this one is a Dressel.
It is marked NJC for NJ Central.
The other was marked CRR of NJ

The Central Jersey RR had more then one markings on them.
I would think what was stamped could identify the year?
I will have to research that.
I do like the CRR of NJ marking better for some reason.

(The #3 car is a phone)
Edit, an am/Fm radio, not a phone

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I think this is going to be a great thread and would like to see if anyone else has RR lanterns from other rail lines throughout the country.
 

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Stumbled upon this... can anyone tell me anything about it ?
Hi Larry, I guess no one on this site besides you and me have anything of interest to post here, huh?
I thought others would have RR related items to display but I guess not.
My suggestion of a proper forum to share items like this went nowhere too.:rolleyes:

That is an old Erie RR stock/bond certificate, is there a year dated on it?
Is that yours?

A copy and paste cut from an article,

In the 1920s the Van Sweringen brothers began buying Erie stock, seeing the road as a logical eastern extension of their Nickel Plate Road. By the time they were done, they owned more than 55 percent of Erie's stock along with their interests in the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway, and Hocking Valley Railway.

The Erie held its own against the Great Depression until January 18, 1938 when it entered bankruptcy. Its reorganization, accomplished in December 1941, included swapping high rent for lower interest payments, and purchase of subsidiaries and leased lines. To the surprise of many, Erie began paying dividends. Prosperity continued until the mid-1950s, but then began to decline.

The business recession that occurred in the 1950s led the Erie to explore the idea of doing business with the nearby Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad (DL&W). Successful business consolidations led to merger talks; on 1960, the two railroads merged to create the Erie Lackawanna Railroad.
 

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Hi Larry, I guess no one on this site besides you and me have anything of interest to post here, huh?
I thought others would have RR related items to display but I guess not.
My suggestion of a proper forum to share items like this went nowhere too.:rolleyes:

That is an old Erie RR stock/bond certificate, is there a year dated on it?
Is that yours?

A copy and paste cut from an article,

In the 1920s the Van Sweringen brothers began buying Erie stock, seeing the road as a logical eastern extension of their Nickel Plate Road. By the time they were done, they owned more than 55 percent of Erie's stock along with their interests in the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway, and Hocking Valley Railway.

The Erie held its own against the Great Depression until January 18, 1938 when it entered bankruptcy. Its reorganization, accomplished in December 1941, included swapping high rent for lower interest payments, and purchase of subsidiaries and leased lines. To the surprise of many, Erie began paying dividends. Prosperity continued until the mid-1950s, but then began to decline.

The business recession that occurred in the 1950s led the Erie to explore the idea of doing business with the nearby Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad (DL&W). Successful business consolidations led to merger talks; on 1960, the two railroads merged to create the Erie Lackawanna Railroad.
The date says January 1, 2000.
Yes I purchased it about a year ago from a Thrift store here in Florida.
 

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The date says January 1, 2000.
Yes I purchased it about a year ago from a Thrift store here in Florida.
I am sorry, I thought Larry posted that.
Thanks for posting something new here.
I don't know much about them but that looks like a due date?
I am sure the papers date back older then that? That 2000 is the due date.
Like I said I don't know much about them but it is a Stock Certificate, Erie Railroad Co 3 1/8% 1st Consolidated Mortgage Bond.
 

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A few of my "artifacts" in my collection. I've also got a number of things I keep at work and use every day since I work on a museum railroad.

First up is my Michigan Central RR oil can. I retired this one a couple years ago when I moved from the locomotive operating crew to the maintenance crew, but it still works like new. I keep one from the AT&SF (Santa Fe) railroad at work just in case I need one for anything.

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My Lake Shore & Michigan Southern ADLAKE lantern with a NYC globe. The NYC bought out the LS&MS in the early 1900's so I found the non-matching globe to be a cool part of its history.
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A more modern Dietz Vesta lantern from the New York Central (1940's I believe) and my water can from the N&W
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I also have a number of paper items in my collection but I'll have to do some unpacking to get photos of those.
 

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Here's a Grand Trunk Pacific Railroad coffee pot. Picked it up at a estate sale about 20 years ago.
Nice.....I never ran across any RR coffee pots.
Thanks form posting.
 

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A few of my "artifacts" in my collection. I've also got a number of things I keep at work and use every day since I work on a museum railroad.

First up is my Michigan Central RR oil can. I retired this one a couple years ago when I moved from the locomotive operating crew to the maintenance crew, but it still works like new. I keep one from the AT&SF (Santa Fe) railroad at work just in case I need one for anything.

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My Lake Shore & Michigan Southern ADLAKE lantern with a NYC globe. The NYC bought out the LS&MS in the early 1900's so I found the non-matching globe to be a cool part of its history.
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A more modern Dietz Vesta lantern from the New York Central (1940's I believe) and my water can from the N&W
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I also have a number of paper items in my collection but I'll have to do some unpacking to get photos of those.
Nice Jake, I always wanted an oilier can, but I refuse to pay what they want for them.
Like the coffee pot I never ran across any water cans either.
Thanks for posting.
 
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