JeffPo's Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railway Lantern Page
Last update: 09/08/12
This is a Handlan lantern for the Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago & St. Louis Railway. The is "The Handlan" model. The brim of the lid is stamped with the initials for the railroad, CCC&StL RR.
The red globe is cast with CCC&StL Ry. The red globe means that it was used as a stop signal.
Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago & St. Louis Railway
The Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railway was formed in June of 1889. Also known as the Big Four Railroad (presumably because of its merger of four railroads, until someone tell me different), by the end of 1925 it was running over 2000 route-miles and over 4000 track-miles. It had over 8 million ton-miles and also had 488 million passenger-miles. Thatís a lot of hauling! It was acquired by the New York Central Railroad in 1906, but it was operated as a separate entity until around 1930. It later became part of the short lived Penn Central Railroad in 1968. Around 1976 its lines were included in the Conrail railroad. In 1997, Conrail was jointly acquired by the CSX railroad and the Norfolk Southern Railroad.
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