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Railroad Dwarf Signals



Three Tier Dwarf Railroad Signal Three Tier Dwarf Railroad Signal

L&W Systems Three Tier Light Dwarf Signal

Item 1: Repair/Servicing Track Blue Light

For all the serious railroad enthusiast's and large scale hobbyist's, here is the ultimate addition for your train set. For sale is an original "L&W Signal Systems" three tier dwarf signal. As you can see in the pictures, each semaphore light is stacked on top of one another. All three lights (2 blue & 1 yellow) can be displayed at one time, or lit according to your preference. Each individual light is versitle and can be postioned to face the direction of your choice. This is the original position (blue over yellow and a single blue light on the opposite side), as it was utilized on the servicing tracks of the Burlington Northern Railroad. The heavy duty aluminum (will not rust) stand when utilized on the railroad, is buried into the ground. The stand is 2', the overall height from top to bottom is 4' 1/ 2".

The pot signal has been personally customized, it has a main kill switch and a individual (toggle) flip switch, for each light. Shown resting on the top of the stand, the signal will swivel to your desired position. Each light has it's own wiring closet and an original Raco lock (only one Raco lock is stamped "BN") to secure the closet door. The original railroad transformer converts the 120v power source to 12v. Just like on the railroad, as long as you have electricity, this dwarf light will display its colors indefinitely. This signal is not a replica and all parts except power cord and flip switches are original equipment.

In my travels searching for railroad relics, I have seen numerous styles of Railroad Signals such as, high mast, dwarfs, arm signal, pole, etc., for sale, though they are never operable. Also, if a person does contemplate a possible purchase, the buyer is left to wonder if all the internal parts are still attached. Here you have a wonderful opportunity to purchase an excellent railroad relic in sound working order. In literally using the term relic to describe this item, the signal is from the mid 1950's. For now, when it sells, there most likely will never be another like it offered again. Interested persons, please email me @dennis@railrelicstoday.com for more information.

View more pictures: yellow | blue | right side view | front-lights off | left side view | switches & transformer

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Single Light Railroad Dwarf Signal Single Light Railroad Dwarf Signal

Safetran Systems Dwarf Signal

Item 5: Safetran Systems single light dwarf signal

For sale is an original "Safetran Systems" single light dwarf signal, known on the railroad as a "pot signal." Signal light has been personally customized. The dwarf has three individual toggle switches for the different color lights of green, yellow and red. When the signal is utilized on a railroad, the 4 foot stand is buried into the ground and, just like a signal maintainer, the light comes with the original Raco lock for the wiring closet. Shown resting on the top of the stand, the signal will swivel to your desired position. The original railroad transformer converts the 120v power source to 12v. This signal is not a replica and all parts except power cord and flip switches are original equipment. In my travels searching for railroad relics, I have seen signals for sale, though they are never operable. Also, if a person does contemplate a possible purchase, the buyer is left to wonder if all the internal parts are still attached. Here you have a wonderful opportunity to purchase an excellent railroad relic in sound working order.

Currently, this dwarf signal, like the one above, is possible due to salvaged parts. Once it sells, there most likely will never be another like it again. Interested persons, please email me @dennis@railrelicstoday.com for more information.

View more pictures: stop signal | side view | rear view | casing

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Glass Lantern Globes



Globe Measurements

For Your Information: Globe Measurements

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Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Baltimore & Ohio Railroad

Baltimore & Ohio Railroad

Safety First/Embossed Capitol Dome

Item 7:   B&O Capitol Dome Glass Lantern Globe   Price: $125.00

Offering for sale is an original B&O tall clear glass globe. The initials B&O RR, are embossed on the globe along with the safety first logo and capitol dome. Like other used globes, it has the usual small pit marks and residue stains. Once the globe is cradled in the lantern cage, the residue stains will not show. Made in the USA, the globe has the Corning™ "C" stamp.

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Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Baltimore & Ohio Railroad

Baltimore & Ohio Railroad


Item 9:   B&O Short Red Glass Lantern Globe   Price: $65.00

Offering for sale is an original B&O short glass lantern globe. Deep red in color, the initials "B&O RR" are embossed just below the top rim. Unique for it's stamp marks, why the B&O, or maybe it was Adlake, decided to stamp the globe in this way is anyone's guess. Like other antique glass globes, it has the usual small pit marks and residue rim stains but no major cracks or holes. Made in the USA by the Adlake Co.

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Central Vermont Railway Central Vermont Railway

Central Vermont Railway


Item 11:   CV Short Red Kero™ Glass Lantern Globe   Price: $65.00

Offering for sale is an original Central Vermont short glass lantern globe. Deep red in color, the initials "CV RY" are stenciled on the globle. Like other antique glass globes, it has the usual small pit marks and residue rim stains but no major cracks or holes. Made in the USA by the "Adlake Co.," the globe has the Corning™ "C" stamp.

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Chicago & North Western Railroad Chicago & North Western Railroad

Chicago & North Western Railroad


Item 14:   C&NW Short-Clear Glass Lantern Globe   Price: $65.00

For sale is an original Chicago & North Western short-clear glass lantern globe. The initials "C&NW" are stenciled on the globe. Like other antique glass globes, it has the usual small pit marks and residue rim stains but no major cracks or holes. Made in the USA by the "Adlake Co.," the globe has the Corning™ "C" stamp. Once the globe is cradled in the lantern cage, the residue stains will not show.

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Handlan Short Red Glass Globe Handlan Short Red Glass Globe

Handlan™ Ruby Red Glass Globe


Item 16:   Handlan Ruby Red Glass Lantern Globe   Price: $75.00

For sale is a nice looking Handlan™ ruby red glass lantern globe. Although, the globe dosen't have a railroad stamp, it does have the Handlan trademark embossed stamp. As globe styles go, I believe this globe to be proprietary and will only fit in a Handlan lantern cage. The globe is in very good condition, there are no major pot marks or holes. A sharp looking deep ruby red, I'm sure it will look great in some collector's lantern cage.

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Illinois Central Railroad Illinois Central Railroad

Illinois Central Railroad


Item 18:   IC R.R. Short-Clear Glass Lantern Globe   Price: $50.00

For sale is an original Illinois Central Railroad short-clear glass lantern globe. Made by the "Adlake Co., it's a Kero™ style globe that will work with other brand name lanterns of the past, such as a Handlan or Dressel. "IC RR" is stenciled on the front. Like other used globes, it has the usual small pit marks and residue stains. Made in the USA, it has the Corning™ "C" stamp.

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Louisville & Nashville Railroad Louisville & Nashville Railroad

Louisville & Nashville Railroad


Item 20:   L&N Kero ™ Short-Clear Glass Lantern Globe   Price: $65.00

Offering for sale is an original L&N short-clear glass lantern globe. Although the globe style is an Adlake Kero™ it will work with other brand name lanterns of the past, such as a Handlan or Dressel. Made in the USA, initials "L&N" are stenciled on the globe and has the Corning™ "C" stamp. Like other antique glass globes, it has the usual small pit marks and residue rim stains but no major cracks or holes. Once the globe is cradled in the lantern cage, the residue stains will not show.

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Louisville Louisville & Nashville Railroad

Louisville & Nashville Railroad


Item 21:   L&N Railroad Tall Clear Glass Lantern Globe   Price: $125.00

Offering for sale is an original Louisville & Nashville Railroad tall-clear glass lantern globe. The initials "L&N RR" are embossed on the globe. Like other antique glass globes, it has the usual small pit marks and residue rim stains but no major cracks or holes. Once the globe is cradled in the lantern cage, the residue stains will not show. Made in the USA, the globe has the Corning™ "C" embossed on the glass.

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Louisville & Nashville Railroad Louisville & Nashville Railroad

Louisville & Nashville Railroad


Item 22:   L&N "Fat Boy" Glass Lantern Globe   Price: $145.00

For sale is a rare-clear glass lantern globe off the Louisville & Nashville Railroad. Don't let the looks of it fool you; once cradled in its' cage, it's one handsome baby! The globe is compatible with an Adams & Westlake Reliable™ or Armspear Steel Guard™ lantern cages to name a few. The initials "L&N RR" are embossed on the globe. The globe is in good shape, it has the normal heat pot marks and rim residue but no major cracks or holes. Once the globe is cradled in the lantern cage, the residue stains will not show. Also, the globe has a smoky yellow patina, and when lantern wick is lighted, emits a warm-even glow. Even though I did not see a company trademark, I still believe this globe to be an original L&N. Note: Among the many former railroads, the L&N was somewhat of an outlier when purchasing equipment. Besides ordering from Adlake and other railroad suppliers, the L&N would sometimes turn to companies from their HQ state of Kentucky. The Modern Industries Company is one. A great looking relic that's searching for a good home!

View globe in lantern cages: Reliable-cage | Armspear-cage

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Michigan Central Railroad Michigan Central Railroad

Michigan Central Railroad


Item: 24   MC R.R. Tall Clear Glass Lantern Globe   Price: $95.00

For sale is a Michigan Central Railroad tall-clear glass lantern globe. "MC RR" is embossed on the globe, as well as the Corning™ "C" stamp. Like all used glass globes, it has it's imperfections. There are no cracks, but there is a pit mark on its' backside. The pit mark looks worse than it is and does not seem to be getting any worse. Once the globe sits in the cage, the mark will not be that noticeable, if at all. Overall, the globe is in decent shape, and has many more years of glow life.

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New York Central Railroad New York Central Railroad

New York Central Railroad


Item 26:   NYC R.R. Ruby Red Glass Lantern Globe   Price: $135.00

For sale is a New York Central Railroad glass lantern globe. Oven baked by the Deitz™ Co., the initials NYC R.R. are embossed on the globe. The rear of the globe has the embossed Corning™ "C" stamp. Like all antique glass globes, it has it's imperfections. There are no cracks and only a few pit marks, which will not be seen cradled in the lantern cage. Overall it is a very nice globe that's waiting for a home!

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Norfolk & Western Railroad Norfolk & Western Railroad

Norfolk & Western Railroad


Item 28:   N&W Short-Clear Glass Lantern Globe   Price: $55.00

For sale is a N&W clear-short lantern globe. This is a Kero ™ style globe, which is compatible with other lantern brands of that era. "N&W" is embossed on the front and also has a lighty stamped "K" on the reverse. I believe this to be a "Keystone" trademark. The globe is in good shape, it has the normal heat pot marks and rim residue but no major cracks or holes. Once the globe is cradled in the lantern cage, the residue stains will not show. Looks great in lantern cage!

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Short Red Globe Short Red Globe

Short-Red Glass Globe


Item 30:   Short-Red Glass Lantern Globe   Price: $50.00

For sale is a very nice unmarked deep red glass globe. The globe is in good shape; it doesn't have the usual pot and residue marks. Will fit in a Adlake Kero™ and other lantern makes as well.

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Short Red Fresnel Globe Short Red Fresnel Globe

Short-Red Fresnel Glass Globe

New Listing

Item 32:   Short-Red Fresnel Glass Lantern Globe   Price: $50.00

For sale is a very nice, deep-red Fresnel glass lantern globe. The globe is unmarked and in good shape; it doesn't have the usual pot and residue marks. Will fit in a Adlake Kero™ and other lantern makes as well. Different but nice!


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Tall Red Globe Tall Red Globe

Tall-Red Glass Lantern Globe

New Listing

Item 34:   Tall-Red Glass Lantern Globe   Price: $50.00

For sale is a very nice deep red tall glass lantern globe. The unmarked globe is in good condition, I didn't spot any major cracks or pot marks. Globe is compatible with many lantern brands, such as Adams & Westlake's Reliable or Armspear lantern cages.

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Amber Globe Amber Globe

Amber Glass Lantern Globe


Item 36:   Amber (jar style) Glass Lantern Globe   Price: $50.00

For sale is an amber color glass lantern globe. The globe is most likely not a railroad issued globe. That said; it is a lantern globe with a very nice deep amber color just waiting for a home!


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Railroad Collectibles



Santa Fe Utility Funnel Santa Fe Utility Funnel

Santa Fe Utility Funnel


Item 38:   Santa Fe X-large, Galvanized Utility Funnel   Price: $75.00

For sale is a x-large funnel stamped "AT&SF." Galvanized, it will never rust. The funnel does have a "hang" ring. Great for the garage.


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Colbalt Blue Lens Cover Colbalt Blue Lens Cover

Semaphore Glass Dark Colbalt Blue Lens


Item 40:   Dark Colbalt Blue Lens   Price: $25.00


For sale is a glass tempered dark blue lens. The diameter is 7 1/2 inches. Price does not include shipping fees.

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Red Lens Cover Red Lens Cover

Semaphore Red Glass Lens


Item 42:   Red Glass Semaphore Lens:   Price: $25.00


For sale is a glass tempered red lens. Manufactured by the Hub Electric Co., Chicago. The diameter is 4 1/2 inches. Price does not include shipping fees.

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Ruby Red Lens Cover Ruby Red Lens Cover

Semaphore Glass Ruby Red Lens


Item 44:   Ruby Red Glass Semaphore Lens   Price: $25.00


For sale is a glass tempered ruby red lens. There are no visilable marking's on the glass. The diameter is 3 1/16 inches. Price does not include shipping fees.

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Railroad Herald's Railroad Herald's

Framed Cloth Railroad Heralds

Item 46:   96 Framed Cloth Railroad Heralds   Price: $450.00

One of a kind. A retiring Chicago Amtrak secretary, was presented this picture as a retirement gift from her work office peers. The picture showcases 96 different railroad herald's. Having once hung in the Chicago Amtrak President's office or in the Amtrak atrium, is unclear. The framed railroad flags, seem to be made of cloth and not paper. Measuring (end to end) 30 1/2" in length and 27" in width, the picture is ready for some lucky collectors wall. Personal pick up only.

front-closeup

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Railroad Heralds Railroad Heralds

1950's Post Cereal-Complete Set of 28 Railroad Tin Heralds

Last complete set

Item 48:   Complete Set of 28 Railroad Heralds   Price: $150.00

I was still in diapers when the Post Cereal Company promoted giving away tin railroad heralds. As shown in the pictures, there are 28 railroad heralds in a complete set. When available on Ebay, the average price is between $9.99 - $14.99 per tin herald, most of the time, not including delivery. The metal heralds are in good shape and each have two pre-drilled holes for wall display. The heralds are considered antiques and rightfully so. Although you can find individual emblems on the internet, whole sets are hard to come by. A great set to decorate the wall of your key or lock collection.

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Switch Key Directory Switch Key Directory

Switch Key Directory

American Railway's Switch Key Directory

Item 49:   Switch Key Directory   Price: HC-$25.00 | CD-$35

Whether your just starting out collecting switch key's or you have been a collector for many years, this 44 page switch key directory is a useful tool. Although, it does not list every railroad key there is, the directory has a 3-D diagram for the most common railroad keys in the collectors circle. With a CD, you can copy the directory to your hard drive and view and enlarge the pages on your computer screen. Price does not include shipping fees.

Upon request, I will "three ring" the pages for a book binder.

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D.S. Key & Lock Directory D.S. Key & Lock Directory

Don Stewart's Railroad Switch Keys and Padlocks

New Listing

Item 50:   Switch Keys & Locks Directory   Price: HC-$65.00 | CD-$55

One of the lesser known railroad directories is Don Stewart's Railroad Switch Keys and Padlocks Directory. The book includes 56 pages of switch key pictures, 12 pages of switch lock pictures, 12 supplemental pages including, 2 Canadian key picture pages and 32 pages of railroad names. It's another handy tool for beginners and even veteran collectors. The book contains 117 pages in all and is a ink jet printed copy of the original book. As noted, the CD copy is less expensive than a hard copy. The reason; printer ink and paper prices. With a CD, you can copy the directory to your hard drive and view and enlarge the pages on your computer screen. Price does not include shipping fees.

Upon request, I will "three ring" the pages for a book binder.

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Key-Lock and Lantern Key-Lock and Lantern

Key-Lock and Lantern 1st Edition

New Listing

Item 51:   Key-Lock and Lantern 1971 First Edition   Price: $95.00

For sale is a rare Key-Lock and Lantern 1971 First Edition Magazine. Over a 1/2 century old, the cover page, which is very thin, has a few tape marks as well as it's binder. All in all, the 5x9 size magazine is in good condition with all pages intact. A very nice addition for a KL&L collector!

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Official Guide of the Railways Official Guide of the Railways

Official Guide of the Railways - 100th Anniversary Issue

New Listing

Item 52:   Official Guide of the Railways 1968   Price: $50.00

For sale is a (June 1968) Official Guide of the Railways 100th Anniversary Issue. Not only is it fun to view in print all the railroads in operation of that time period but it's also sad to see the railroads that have since become "Fallen Flags." The book is in good condition with all pages intact. Note: easel not included.

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1972 Official Guide of the Railways 1972 Official Guide of the Railways

1972 Official Guide of the Railways

New Listing

Item 53:   Official Guide of the Railways 1972   Price: $40.00

For sale is a (April 1972) Official Guide of the Railways. Not only is it fun to view in print all the railroads in operation of that time period but it's also sad to see the railroads that have since become "Fallen Flags." The book is in good condition with all pages intact. Note: easel not included.

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Canadian National Ceramic Mug Canadian National Ceramic Mug

Canadian National Railroad

Collectible Ceramic Mug

New Listing

2 available

Item 54: Price: $25.00 Buy 2 Price: $40.00

For sale are 2 Canadian National Railroad coffee mugs.The CNR's logo flag is shown twice on the mug.

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Ft. Worth & Denver Ceramic Mug Ft. Worth & Denver Ceramic Mug

Ft. Worth & Denver Railway

Centennial Commemorative Ceramic Mug

New Listing

2 available

Item 56: Price: $25.00 Buy 2 Price: $40.00

For sale is a ceramic coffee mug, designed to comemmorate Ft. Worth & Denver Railway's 100th year Centennial. Nice!

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Southern Pacific Ceramic Mug Southern Pacific Ceramic Mug

Southern Pacific Railroad

Collectible Ceramic Mug

New Listing

Item 58:   Southern Pacific Ceramic Mug   Price: $25.00

For sale is a colorful, Southern Pacific Railroad coffee mug. Nice!

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Union Pacific Ceramic Mug Union Pacific Ceramic Mug

Union Pacific Railroad

Commemorative Ceramic Mug

New Listing

2 available

Item 60: Price: $25.00 Buy 2 Price: $40.00

Steam Locomotive No. 844 is the last steam locomotive built for Union Pacific Railroad. It was delivered in 1944. A high-speed passenger engine, it pulled such widely known trains as the Overland Limited, Los Angeles Limited, Portland Rose and Challenger. Many people know the engine as the No. 8444, since an extra "4" was added to its number in 1962 to distinguish it from a diesel numbered in the 800 series. The steam engine regained its rightful number in June 1989, after the diesel was retired.

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Coal Country Wall Plate Coal Country Wall Plate

Coal Country Wall/Easel Plate

Item 62:     "Coal Country"     Price: $50.00

Winter Rails wall plate, from the Hamilton Collection. The outer rim is gold plated. The plates diameter measures 8 3/16 inches. A great looking nostalgic wall plate. Made in the USA. Price does not include shipping fees.

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BNSF Commemorative Wall Plate BNSF Commemorative Wall Plate

Burlington Northern Santa Fe Wall/Easel Plate

Item 64:    "Topeka, Kansas Shop" circa 1880s    Price: $50.00

The back of this elegant commemorative plate states 49,000 were made and issued to all BNSF employees who worked injury free in the year 2000. Manufactured by the company that produces the "Hamilton Collections." Very nice gold plated trim. Price does not include shipping fees.

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Union Pacific Belt Buckle Union Pacific Belt Buckle

Union Pacific Brass Belt Buckle

New Listing

Item 66:   Union Pacific (Buck) Brass Belt Buckle   Price: $50.00

New, never used UP (Buck) belt buckle in"opened original" sleeve for show.

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Union Pacific Dominoes Union Pacific Dominoes

Union Pacific Dominoes

New Listing

Item 68:   Union Pacific Dominoes   Price: $50.00

For people who enjoy playing dominoes,
here's a nice set and still in the original package.

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