Offered is a unique piece of railroad history; a Denver & Salt Lake Railroad Lantern with a Signal Yellow or Amber CNX Lantern Globe. The lantern frame is an Adams & Westlake 1 piece top Reliable, single wire guard, drop in fount style and is embossed on the shoulder D&SLRR. The frame is in excellent condition; clean metal with lots of tin remaining, stands straight, has no extra holes drilled, bends, broken or missing parts.
The lantern frame has a last patent date of 1913. It comes with a correct A&W threaded fount and brass ADLAKE burner. The fount and burner are in excellent condition, fully functional and will hold fuel and burn if desired, wick easily moves up and down when the adjuster is turned. The Signal Yellow or Amber Lantern Globe is in excellent condition; free of damage such as chips, cracks, scratches or cloudiness.
There may be some small nicks on the top and bottom rims from use on the railroad, none of which show when the globe is seated in the lantern frame. The line was referred to as the Moffat Road, named after its founder David Moffat.Moffat passed away in 1911 and the name was changed to Denver & Salt Lake in 1913. In 1928 the Moffat Tunnel was completed and the road was eventually merged into the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad in 1947 and became their Moffat Tunnel Route. The D&RGW was merged with the Southern Pacific in 1988, with the SP name surviving and the D&RGW becoming a fallen flag. In 1998 the Union Pacific absorbed the Southern Pacific and still operates portions of the line today as their Moffat Tunnel Subdivision.
Be sure to view all photographs closely as they are part of the item description. The item "DENVER & SALT LAKE RAILROAD LANTERN Signal Yellow CNX Lantern Globe" is in sale since Sunday, July 21, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Transportation\Railroadiana & Trains\Hardware\Lanterns & Lamps".
The seller is "rrcollectionconnection" and is located in Acton, California. This item can be shipped to United States.