Southern Pacific would seem most logical but they weren't known to use a "Ry" marking. There are other roads that line up with the initials, but don't match up time-frame wise. The closest would be Silver Peak out of Nevada that ran from 1906 to 1915 which makes it perfect for the era of this frame, but that road was known as Silver Peak Railroad and not Railway. Frame is in very good condition with a nice patina, cleaned for display. There are no holes, dents, or damage and has the original globe retainer assembly, lid latch, and bail.
Missing a fuel font but that's an easy replacement. Comes with a very nice, red cast globe embossed, "SPCo" for the Southern Pacific, Corning, "Cnx" hallmarked on the reverse. There are no large chips and NO cracks. For the record, the lantern was found in the Sacramento area from an old railroader many years ago.
Doesn't guarantee provenance, but might lean towards a possibility. Still a great set that can be enjoyed on the lantern shelf. Please check out our other auctions as well, including other vintage antiques & railroad collectibles! The item "SPRY 1909 ADLAKE TALL GLOBE RAILROAD LANTERN RED CAST SPCO GLOBE MYSTERY ROAD" is in sale since Sunday, July 28, 2019.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Transportation\Railroadiana & Trains\Hardware\Lanterns & Lamps". The seller is "ewightmans2i2u" and is located in Arcadia, California. This item can be shipped to United States.