Three Lens Railroad lantern NYC & H. New York Central and Hudson River Railroad Company. Has the original burner and the original wooden handle but there are NO lenses included. Possibly a switch lantern , Possibly a caboose lantern , Pretty rare in any case. No tags , It has the removable cap I have seen on Dressel lanterns in the past.Patent date Feb 19 , 8? Burner is marked Miller and Co , Made in USA. Here is some info from off the webbs. The oldest piece of the network of railroads that through merger and acquisition eventually became the New York Central Railroad was a section between Albany and Schenectady. The Mohawk and Hudson Railroad, named for the two rivers in connected, was chartered in 1826 and began service in 1831.
Railroads were built piecemeal in upstate New York, but with the leadership of Erastus Corning, ten railroads merged on May 17, 1853, to form the New York Central Railroad. The line remained under the control of Corning until 1865, when he resigned his position.Two years later, it was taken over by Cornelius Vanderbilt, who merged it with his Hudson River Railroad to form the New York Central and Hudson River Railroad, under which name it operated until 1914 when it reverted to its shorter and earlier form. A succession of Vanderbilts remained in control of the NYC until 1954. It continued to grow for decades, utilizing primarily routes that followed fairly level courses, in contrast with the more mountainous terrain that its rival the Pennsylvania Railroad followed.
Its passenger trains included some of the most famous in America, including its flagship "20th Century Limited" between New York City and Chicago. Please view our pictures carefully so you can use the information you find in them to discern whether this is the right item for you! We consider our pictures an important part of our description process. We do our very best to provide accurate and thoughtful descriptions.
We do our best to offer you the items as we have described and photographed them. The item "Dressel Three Lens Railroad lantern NYC & H. New York Central and Hudson" is in sale since Thursday, July 30, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Transportation\Railroadiana & Trains\Hardware\Lanterns & Lamps". The seller is "pumpkinsaysmeow" and is located in Brandywine, Maryland.This item can be shipped to United States.