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Hat Badges from the Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburgh Railway.
The BR&P logo badges were first adopted over the strip badge in 1916, and were in use until the B&O takeover in January of 1932. The reason for the silver and gold agents' badges -- as told by a BR&P historian -- was that the agents were first issued silver badges but complained when conductors were issued gold badges, thus making the next issue of agents' badges gold! [Thanks to Stan Carlson, Salamanca Rail Museum]. Click on the image for a larger version. See past featured Items.

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Boston Elevated Ry Lantern

Lantern?Lamp Info?

Railroad Pick

Grandfather's Lanterns

Key Initials?

Found RR Light

CPR Morton-Parker Silver

Topmarked 'F.H.' Flatware

Empire Pattern Stainless Flatware

Caboose Lamp

CB&Q China

Odd Tubular Lantern

L M S railway lamp made by ADLAKE

Loco Class for Bell?

Error in RR Names Database?

Adlake Conductor Lamp, No 31-C

Unknown Buttons

Circa 1920's-30's Steam Loco #1811

Round Top Adlake Lamp ID?

NYC Hangers

Adlake Switch Lantern Targets

Lamp Inof?

RR Candle Lantern?

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