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Myles siding in Wyoming is named after a CNW employee, could you tell me his first name? I have letter written sometime during or just after the Civil War. It mentions seeing the train arrive at the station in Shakopee MN. Can you tell me when the rails arrived there? The line was built in I have a date of November 10th, for the start of service between Mendota and Shakopee.

Nautical Lanterns

By the ‘s, Edward Miller had become an aggressive competitior in the lamp business. Howard opened a small shop in Meriden, Conn. He faced a number of initial obstacles: Miller overcame these challenges and eventually moved into better quarters, introduced steam power into the plant, and increased production. Disaster struck in when fire destroyed the shop.

The City of Salem Indiana Community Portal. The John Hay Center includes the following: The Stevens Memorial Museum The Stevens Memorial Museum was built in to .

The Cincinnati Dinner Train operates every Saturday throughout the year. CSX freight trains roar by frequently. Railroad depot museum open Memorial Day-Labor Day. Depot also houses a restaurant, a gift shop and model train. Railroad equipment includes rolling stock and a steam locomotive, Chesapeake and Ohio Polar Express train rides operate weekends in December.

Directions Findlay The Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation operates a quarter-scale steam and diesel train rides, a gift shop, a museum, a Lionel layout, with an HO layout. Marion Marion Union Station Restored and renovated depot housing a museum area dedicated to the persons and railroads who built Marion and America.

Model railroad display and a tourist information center. Route is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Vintage lanterns

Included are many track maps and photographs of all the stations along with operational information Discovered again in the late ‘s when we moved the Cornell collection into our Archives facility they sat for another 13 years before being digitally remastered to compact disc. He was a fireman in Cadosia in when his Social Security started. In , the Midland vacated its plans to build the railroad along this corridor and adopted a route to Oswego via Oneida.

Located nearly mid-way between Syracuse and Earlville was a tunnel and a heavy grade that only the Midland could have embraced had its mainline passed this upland countryside as originally planned. It contains pages with over 78 photographs with maps and drawings to help follow the right of way of the “Old and Weary “.

Trains, Planes and Automobiles! Throw in some antique trucks, tractors, a covered wagon, an Indian motorcycle, full size steam locomotives, vintage coaches and an extensive model trains layout and you’ll begin to see how much we have going on in the ever-changing exhibits in the Durango D&SNG Museum!

Organization of the U. Army For Sale This item has been shown 1 times. See pics for detail. If you are interested in vintage and primitive items dating back to the early ‘s through the ‘s, please click on our user ID and then click follow or save seller. We are in the process of liquidating a 18 year accumulation of thousands of hand picked collectible and antique items.

If you love vintage items, you will not be disappointed. Watch weekly for new listings that will surely peak your interest. We literally have hundreds of crates to go through containing most every type of collectible imaginable from a broad range of categories. This is a hand picked high end collection so keep watching, you will not be disappointed.

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History of Technology Heroes and Villains – A little light reading Here you will find a brief history of technology. Initially inspired by the development of batteries, it covers technology in general and includes some interesting little known, or long forgotten, facts as well as a few myths about the development of technology, the science behind it, the context in which it occurred and the deeds of the many personalities, eccentrics and charlatans involved.

You may find the Search Engine , the Technology Timeline or the Hall of Fame quicker if you are looking for something or somebody in particular. Scroll down and see what treasures you can discover. Background We think of a battery today as a source of portable power, but it is no exaggeration to say that the battery is one of the most important inventions in the history of mankind.

Frequently asked questions about the transcontinental railroad. Central Pacific Railroad Photographic History Museum.

I don’t do appraisals on a commercial or professional level. I only give my opinion of value of a lantern or two that a private individual might have come across, or inherited. If you have a number of lanterns that you’re planning on selling, or auctioning, and need the values on them, you need to contact someone that is in the business of doing lantern appraisals. I don’t have the expertise or ability to give values in these situations.

I suggest you contact Sue Knous of Railroad Memories. She literally wrote the book on the subject. I mainly collect antique, obsolete, and kerosene powered lanterns and lamps. I don’t know much about more modern electrical versions and thus can’t help much with estimating a value on them, or even identifying them. They offer free appraisals. However, they do run auctions, so make sure their appraisal price is the true value, and not some low value just to get your lantern to sell for a big profit.

There are no guarantees on the value of your lantern. I’m not doing an official appraisal. I don’t do appraisals. I’m just giving you my personal opinion of what I think its value is, which the market could prove wrong.


Blowing Rock firefighter Mark Lawrence said the building also housed a concession stand and a first aid area. Lawrence said the 1, square-foot building was one of the original depot buildings and had been moved to its present location in Lawrence said the building was completely engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived around 4 a. Approximately 40 firefighters, including members of the Boone Fire Department, battled the blaze.

No injuries were reported.

This lantern was made for the Pennsylvania Railroad, which was a huge railroad in the Northeastern U.S. by the early to mid 20th century. Lanterns for this railroad are fairly common.

Designed for farm use, it was an unintuitive piece of equipment, but also a starting point. At a whopping fourteen pounds before fuel, eight-inch diameter, and twenty-inch height, it was hard to carry. The biggest contributors to the nickel-plated brass lantern’s excessive weight were its two-quart fuel capacity and enormous glass globe. Despite the setbacks, the lantern sold well – after all, a candlepower portable lighting machine was enticing for many workers of the time.

Coleman, however, was not happy with its product’s size, and quickly went to redesigning it. Given their rarity, despite our having three, these lanterns sell for a good deal of money today. It holds one less pint of fuel a total of 3 , a necessary sacrifice to reduce the size. The AL shipped at six pounds, less than half of its big brother, and measures 14 inches tall by 6 inches in diameter.

The chimney was crafted of lighter-weight mica and the fount and top were still plated with nickel. The handle is wood. There is also a small slot underneath the globe rest where one could insert a match to light the lantern.

Custom Bike Frames

Types of Railroad Collectibles Virginian Railway Memorabilia Value Guide The Virginian Railway started operations in and stopped service in for a total period of operations of 52 years. Railroads like Virginian Railway that were started after will not have as many valuable collectibles or antiques as older lines. Railroads from this period tend to have more items left so collectors have a much easier time finding items like passes, timetables, and manuals.

The Annual Meeting for will be held in the Wabash town of Ottumwa, Iowa on September 14, 15 and Meeting Headquarters will be located at the historic .

Collectors are very passionate and many of them spend copious amounts of their free time researching, catalouging, and pursuing the hobby. At first it can be very confusting with between 10 and 20 variations on a single lantern model, but taking your time and talking with established collectors can really help you get going. As you can tell, it would be quite a task just to collect all the versions of one type of lantern! This can be very confusing to new collectors, but just consider how it happened.

A lantern manufacturer produced a given model from several different pieces, such as the base, verticals, horizontals, font, font holder, smoke dome, bail, and globe. If the company refined or changed one of these pieces it frequently still used the other pieces instead of reinventing the entire lantern at once.

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