Offered is a unique piece of railroad history; a Portland Railway Light & Power Company tall globe railroad lantern with a Red lantern globe. The frame is an Adams & Westlake 1 piece top Reliable, double wire guard, drop in fount style and is embossed on the shoulder PRyLT&PCo. The frame is in excellent condition; clean metal, stands straight, no extra holes drilled, dents, bent, broken or missing parts. The frame has a last patent date of 1912 and appears to have been clear coated for protection long ago.It has a threaded Adlake fount and 1909 patented Adlake burner (takes a 5/8 wick). The fount and burner are fully functional and would hold fuel and burn if desired. Wick easily moves up and down. The Red lantern globe is in excellent condition and free of damage such as chips, cracks or scratches. There are no markings on the lantern globe. There are the some bubbles in the glass from when it was cast and as with any globe that was used in actual railroad service, there may be some minor roughness on the top and bottom rims that will not show when the globe is seated in the frame. From Wikipedia: A series of mergers of various transportation companies in 19051906. Culminating in the merger of the Portland Railway Company; Oregon Water, Power and Railway Company; and the. On June 28, 1906, established the Portland Railway, Light and Power Company (PRL&P).
Nearly 200 miles of track and 375 urban and. Streetcars were thereupon consolidated under a single company. Upon its formation, PRL&P became the only company to operate.Within Portland city limits; it also continued to sell electric power. (PGE), remained in use as a division of PRL&P and, after subsequent reorganizations in 1930 and 1940.
Eventually PGE became once again fully independent as a power utility company, making PGE in some ways both an ancestor and a descendant of PRL&P. The company's interurban lines used. Track, with the exception of the line to. While most of its urban (or "city") lines were narrow-gauge, specifically.
A few lines in the southeast part of the city were standard-gauge. Converted from narrow gauge in December 1908 for efficiency, so that they could operate out of PRL&P's. Which was closer to the area those lines served but was only equipped for standard-gauge operation. Having received 43 franchises from the city of Portland, mostly in the form of.
It was a monopoly, and liable to anti-trust action under the. The company only installed safety devices (such as pedestrian bumpers) on its streetcars after extreme public pressure. While PRL&P installed many public streetlights, the city council complained about the power rates charged to the city. A series of mergers of various transportation companies in 19051906.PRL&P was reorganized as the Portland Electric Power Company (PEPCO) on April 26, 1924. Be sure to view all photographs closely as they are part of the item description. The item "PORTLAND RY LIGHT & POWER CO.
RAILROAD LANTERN Red Lantern Globe" is in sale since Sunday, July 28, 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.