This is a solid lantern ready for display, or clean-up a little more if desired. The Kopp globe is clear and unmarked. Here's an opportunity to add a scarce and seldom-offered lantern!
International - Great Northern Railroad. It was created on September 30, 1873, when the International Railroad and the Houston and Great Northern Railroad merged.
The railroad was officially incorporated as the. International & Great Northern Railroad Company. Originally, the I&GN operated 177 miles (285 km) of track from Hearne. But at its peak it owned 1,106 miles (1,780 km) of track. As the railroad expanded southwestwards from Hearne, it reached Rockdale.
The line extended to San Antonio. In 1880 and finally to the US-Mexican border town of Laredo.
The I&GN, like other railroads of its time, had many financial troubles and went into receivership. Acquired control of the I&GN in December 1880.Due to his control of the Missouri Pacific. (Mopac) and the Texas and Pacific Railroad. The three were operated as one system, although they each retained their separate corporate identities and seniority districts. Due to financial difficulties stemming in part from the Panic of 1907. To a reorganized company, the International & Great Northern Railway Company on August 31, 1911.
The International-Great Northern Railroad was incorporated by the state of Texas on August 17, 1922, and fully took over operation of the International & Great Northern Railway on December 31, 1922. In a bit of planned corporate maneuvering to keep the I-GN within the Mopac fold, the Gulf Coast Lines. Subsidiary, New Orleans, Texas and Mexico Railway, bought the I-GN on June 30, 1924; subsequently, the Gulf Coast Lines. Were bought by the Missouri Pacific on January 1, 1925.
Finally, on March 1, 1956, all of the GCL subsidiaries were merged into the parent Missouri Pacific Railroad. Company, and the I-GN ceased its corporate existence. In the 1960s, many of the redundant out-of-the-way lines were abandoned, including Waco.
The latter route was subsequently traversed via trackage rights. Over the Southern Pacific Railroad between the same two points. The Missouri Pacific was merged into the Union Pacific Railroad. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Transportation\Railroadiana & Trains\Hardware\Lanterns & Lamps".The seller is "mojoho" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.