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B&O RR fixed globe wristlet lantern - Railroadianain Railroadiana
Railway Express Agency advertising items - Railroadianain Railroadiana
Pyle National Steam Locomotive Headlamp - Railroadianain Railroadiana
Railroad Locomotive Gyrailite Headlight - Railroadianain Railroadiana
Early Steam Locomotive Headlamp - Railroadianain Railroadiana
New York Central Railroad Tugboat Steam Gauge - Railroadianain Railroadiana
New Haven RR Automatic Train Control - Railroadianain Railroadiana
Large brass Steam Locomotive or Ship's Whistle - Railroadianain Railroadiana
West Shore Railroad lantern - Lampsin Lamps
C&NW Ry smoking stand - Railroadianain Railroadiana

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  1. Depending on the headlight, most Pyle lamps have a data plate which gives a serial number including a set of RR initials. The RR initials along with the illuminated locomotive numbers on the side mak...
  2. Actually it's a Train Order signal not a hand lantern.
  3. This is a Automatic Train Control whistle from the New Haven Railroad made by the General Railway Signal co. The one I had came out of a NH electric locomotive and the air operated whistle would sound...
  4. Nice item! What you have is a Western Pacific "The Feather Route" water pitcher. It looks to be ca 1900's, Starting in 1928 Reed & Barton used symbols for each date year. look closely under the lid...
  5. Your locks are actually signal locks (slightly smaller than switch locks) and are from the St. Louis-San Francisco Railway "Frisco". The Frisco Lines operated from the South through the mid West.
  6. Pretty Cool! it's nice to see a model board salvaged as many were scraped or were too large for most collectors to take.
  7. Yes, it is authentic. The B&O brass heart shaped locks have not been reproduced, mainly due to their availability and lower value as far as cast brass RR locks are concerned.
  8. You have a pair of switch lamps from Europe most likely Great Britain or Germany. That style was used from the 1930s up to the 1960s.
  9. The yellow lamp is a marker lamp most likley marked PRR allthough the NYNH&H and LIRR used that style as well. The lantern on the right ia an Adlake Kero (short globe lantern). The little wizard and ...
  10. Your key is close to home. AGS Ry is Alabama Great Southern Railway.
  11. The woman you bought the lantern from was correct. Your lantern is a Dash or Buggy lantern. R.E. Dietz made many variations of lanterns for farming, construction, Railroad, Marine, general use, and e...
  12. It is in fact a signal relay. This type of relay was used for crossing lights and block signals. It may have a tag which says either Union Switch & Signal or General Railroad Signal co. on it. For ...
  13. Sorry to say they are not any known Railroad dining car pattern. Most likely they were from a Railroad themed restaurant or a novelty item. A great reference for RR china is, Dining on Rails by Luckin...
  14. It looks like a tool check from the B&O Garrett IN shops. The B&o had a repair shop in Garrett. The number would have been the employee's number and he would hand the tool check over when he would ta...
  15. Great Lantern and Great Globe! It's nice to see an early lantern in such good condition
  16. Sorry to say, your piece is not Seaboard Coast line. First the date code on the Syracuse piece is “L-8” which would make it Aug. 1931. (The letter "A" date code started in 1920 and the letter "Z" was ...
  17. You have a “Dispatchers” phone. Often used inside Railroad signal towers for the tower operator to communicate with train crews via small wooden phone boxes located at the beginning of each signal bl...
  18. Nice Lantern! I have a few brass top Parmelee & Bonnell RR lanterns in my collection. All but one of them take 6" Barrel globes. One is marked CRRof NJ, one is Erie, one was marked MC RR (I traded it ...
  19. Seco, manufacturing made automotive warning devices in the 1930s to the 1950s. Your device is a "Wigwag Electric Stop Light" for motor vehicle safety. They made several different models with and wit...
  20. The builders' cards are Great! They were also know as Pasters and had really nice photos and every spec. you could want to know about the loco. Your Pennsy FA is a pretty hard to find card. Nice!
  21. Its a nice lantern, but not Railroad. Your lantern is a Tubular cold blast lantern. The Dietz Little Wizard, Little Giant, Comet, and Junior lanterns were used for farm, construction and the utility...
  22. A few things effect the value. First, the value for this, like in all antiques and collectibles is controlled by supply and demand. In this case the supply is very low however the demand is not as g...
  23. Pretty cool builders plate. There are very few Dewey plates still in existence. In almost forty years of RR collecting, I have only heard the name "Dewey" mentioned by builder plate collectors maybe ...
  24. Although the photo does not have the photographer's name, there is a good chance that it is a Robert Collins photo. His photos appeared often in Trains magazine and he was very heavy into the Erie RR.
  25. It's a caboose interior lamp. They were mostly made by Handlan, A&W "Adlake", Dressel, Urbano, and H.L. Piper. Some were marked with the Railroad, many were not. This style wall lamp was most widely...
  26. Your framed locomotive was made by decorative arts. They produced pictures, 3-d framed decorations, etc back in the 1960s-1970s. Some of the framed items had a mother of pearl look to it. They did ...
  27. I'm not sure if they are railroad, but H&S Ltd is a tool company in the UK.
  28. Thank God for a web site that sells locks and keys. Ebay is completely stupid for banning old brass keys and locks, none of the RR's use them anymore. The only thing worse is the low life scum that ...
  29. Personally, I would not sell it. But if you do the last one I saw on Ebay about five years ago went for over a grand from what I remember.
  30. It's Railroad, but not used in the US. This style lantern was popular in Europe especially in England.
  31. In today's market it's hard to but a value on an item such as this one. It is rare, but the Railroadiana market is soft right now. If you are going to sell it I would avoid offers, and put it up on ...
  32. At one time LV china was one of the most coveted dining car collectable. I had a number of silver hollowware and some flatware items from the Lehigh Valley, but only had a few pieces of china and the...
  33. WoW! LV RR Easton pattern. Your right it doesn't get much better than that. Great piece!
  34. I have a few, but this is the earliest one. I would place it from the early 1880s.
  35. Star Headlight & Lantern Company made several different Battery operated Brakeman's hand lanterns. This model used a 6 volt lantern battery and has two bulbs inside the red fresnel globe. A sliding ...
  36. Yes, this was the precursor to today's two "wig-wag" style alternating headlights on locomotives. At the time this style Gyralite was being used only a few Railroads used them including the SP and UP...
  37. This one is an 8".
  38. Yea, there are a handful of early tugs still operating. One of the most famous is the Hercules which was built by the same shipyard in 1907. She still is steaming and on display somewhere in Califor...
  39. By the way, the other piece you have is an electronic device used to treat mineral laden water in boilers. Some Railroads experienced excessive damage to their boiler tubes due to "bad" water. This ...
  40. Ok, you picked a good one. James C. Biddle of Philadelphia made a lot of testing equipment including this Vibration Tachometer. This type of instrument measured RPM by the resonant vibrations of equ...
  41. Yea, but sometimes "the rest" of the stuff can be pretty interesting especially when you find out what it was or what it was used for. I love the cool unknown stuff.
  42. You are correct. The piece is plated not Sterling. Silver soldered is a plating process that International Silver used on "hotel ware" pieces. The "34" inside the square denotes 1934 which was the ...
  43. If you want to hang it on a pole you can jury rig a heavy duty truck exaust muffler calmp for the bottom. A 5" clamp may do the trick.
  44. I sold it quite a few years ago to a Railroad signal collector from Ohio. It had the silver reflectors inside, but all of the lenses were broken. It had two mounting brackets on the back that mounte...
  45. Nice signal light. I removed one of these from a Railroad bridge about thirty years ago. The bridge was a combination RR and road, but the signal light was facing the track approach.
  46. Basically it is like a bottle cap for an air brake hose. It was placed on the fitting of a brake hose on a RR car or loco to seal it in case the "cock" or valve leaked.
  47. Nice Sign! I love the old chalk destination signs
  48. Your globe fits a Dietz Vesta lantern. Although the first Vesta models were introduced in 1902, the globes in the earlier version was a #39 RR globe. The globe you have is the familiar Vesta globe t...
  49. The logo appears to be from the Ashcroft company. They made steam gauges, whistles and relief valves. It looks to be a three chime whistle and due to its smaller size most likely from a steam tracto...
  50. Great old Chicago lid. Those were the Days!
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