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C... What a Great badge. Of course your Rock Island 44 cal heater is nothing to sneeze at either.
Hey Chip, That's one SWEET badge. Presentation or uniform? Dave.
What you have is a Gulf Mobile & Northern classification lamp off of a steam loco. This style was used widely on the D&RG RR but I never saw one marked for the GM&N Ry before. It's pretty rare as far ...
Commonly referred to as a "Conductors lantern" or "Presentation lantern" this is not your typical thrift store find! The lantern is made of nickel plated brass. Your model looks to be a C. T. Ham and ...
Unfortunately not only is it fake but it's a pretty bad one. Check out either the Railroadiana Online web site - click on "fake locks" or the Key Lock & Lantern web site.
Its defiantly not Penn Central, the cut is NYC. Penn Central used the most recent PRR cut over most of their lines. The oddity is that the "NYC" is older serif style lettering while the "PRR" is more ...
It's absolutely a syrup pitcher and a photograph can be found in the Silver Banquet book of Railroad silver. Nice flea market find!
It's a Mobile & Ohio Railroad baggage tag. The M&O operated until 1940 when they were merged into the Gulf Mobile & Ohio RR.
It's a Chicago Transit Authority Adlake steel switch lock. They go on eBay for about twenty to thirty bucks.
The lamps are foreign lamps from the British Railways. They appear to be rear marker lamps off of a coach car.
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...
Actually it's a Train Order signal not a hand lantern.
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...
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...
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.
Pretty Cool! it's nice to see a model board salvaged as many were scraped or were too large for most collectors to take.
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.
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.
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 ...
Your key is close to home. AGS Ry is Alabama Great Southern Railway.
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 ...
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...
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...
Great Lantern and Great Globe! It's nice to see an early lantern in such good condition
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 ...
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...
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 ...
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...
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!
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...
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...
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 ...
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.
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...
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 ...
I'm not sure if they are railroad, but H&S Ltd is a tool company in the UK.
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 ...
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.
It's Railroad, but not used in the US. This style lantern was popular in Europe especially in England.
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 ...
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...
WoW! LV RR Easton pattern. Your right it doesn't get much better than that. Great piece!
I have a few, but this is the earliest one. I would place it from the early 1880s.
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 ...
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...
This one is an 8".
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...
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 ...
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...
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.