Enter the characters you see below Sorry, we just need to make sure you’re not a robot. Welcome to my antique railroad lantern collection website. This webpage is dedicated to my collection of railroad lanterns as well utility wagon near me other railroadiana items. In it you will learn about the various lanterns and lamps used by the railroad.
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I document how they were used as well as provide information on the railroad line that used it. At the bottom of this page, I’ve got a list of railroad lanterns and parts that I’m looking for. While my main focus is on lanterns, if you have something to sell that is railroad related, let me know. A railroad lantern and a railroad lamp are two different things.
When you think of a railroad worker swinging a signal, think lantern. Lamps on the other hand, generally had a sheet metal or cast metal body and used lenses to amplify the internal light source. They were generally intended to be stationary or mounted somewhere. In the image above, looking from left to right, you have a hand lantern made by Adlake, a hand lantern made by Dietz, and a switch lamp made by Dressel.