Did you ever wonder what it was like to work on the railroad back in the steam locomotive days? Well, both of my Grandfathers did. Told you that back on my blog titled Along the River. I will probably have more old railroad stories to tell you in future blogs.
Anyway, I have some old kerosene railroad lanterns from three different railroads. I thought that you may enjoy seeing them. When I look at them, my mind goes a wondering back in time and tries to imagine what it was like during the time they were in use.
I will start with the B&O. My Father’s Dad was a conductor on the B&O. In this first picture, if you look real close, you can see “B&O RR” in black on the lower part of the glass. It is hard to see:
This is a picture of the top of the B&O lantern. The B. & O. R.R. is shown in raised letters on the top of the lantern:
The next two pictures are from the old Pennsylvania Rail Road (PRR) on which my Mother’s Dad worked as an engineer. The first one shows the red glass:
And this one shows the top with the keystone logo with the PRR inside:
And the next two pictures are P&LE (Pittsburgh and Lake Erie) railroad lanterns. This is of the side:
And this is looking at the top:
OK, to end today’s blog, how about a picture of all three:
Don't forget, you can click on the pictures to enlarge them.