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  • Trackmen's Lamps
        Warning lanterns were used by the trackmen to signal oncoming trains, and track conditions. A red lantern was a signal for danger. This meant that approaching trains should avoid some obstacle or accident on the track. A green light, unlike our traffic lights, did not mean go ahead, but instead ...
      Warning lanterns were used by the trackmen to signal oncoming trains, and ...
  • Flagging Equipment
        The flagman's principal job was the protection of the train. His position was at the rear car of the train where he could see any approaching train and with the flagging equipment, use signals in compliance with the rules of the railway.
      The flagman's principal job was the protection of the train. His position ...
  • Battery Lantern
        Metal battery lantern used on the Canadian Pacific Railway. Rusting and erosion are evident. This lantern was created by Adams and Westlake.
      Metal battery lantern used on the Canadian Pacific Railway. Rusting and erosion ...
  • Three Silver Oil Lanterns
        Three silver oil lanterns that were used on the Canadian Pacific Railway. Created by Hiram L. Piper Co., Ltd.
      Three silver oil lanterns that were used on the Canadian Pacific Railway. ...
  • Oil Lantern
        Heavily rusted Feuerhand oil lantern contructred out of glass and metal. Model number was 275, and it was produced in Germany.
      Heavily rusted Feuerhand oil lantern contructred out of glass and metal. Model ...
  • Black Oil Lanterns
        Two black oil lanterns that were used on the Canadian Pacific Railway in Schreiber. Lamps were produced by Hiram L. Piper Co., Ltd.
      Two black oil lanterns that were used on the Canadian Pacific Railway ...
  • Battery Lanterns
        Two battery lanterns. One is completely metal and has significant rusting. One is metal with a yellow rubber handle.
      Two battery lanterns. One is completely metal and has significant rusting. One ...
  • Orange Battery Lantern
        Orange battery lantern used on the Canadian Pacific Railroad in Schreiber, Ontario. Model name and number is Starlite 222.
      Orange battery lantern used on the Canadian Pacific Railroad in Schreiber, Ontario. ...
  • Yellow Battery Lantern
        Yellow battery lantern used on the Canadian Pacific Railway in Schreiber, Ontario.
      Yellow battery lantern used on the Canadian Pacific Railway in Schreiber, Ontario.
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