Lantern & Globe Surveys: A&W Short Globe Lanterns

Following are known markings of "short-globe" lanterns, #200, #250, and "Kero" models, manufactured by the Adams & Westlake Company. Some of these markings were originally published in Key, Lock & Lantern magazine. Please see copyright information and other comments in the footnotes. Logo markings are those markings which incorporate artwork which was a trademark of the railroad, e.g., the Rock Island herald.

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Adams & Westlake #200 Model
AC&Y Ry
B&O RR
B&LE RR
C&EI RR
C&S Ry
CB & Q RR
CGW RR
GN Ry
CofG Ry
CHICAGO & ALTON RR
CRR of NJ
D&RG RR
D&RGW RR
KCT Ry
LV RR
NYC R R
NICKEL PLATE ROAD
MCRR
P&E Ry
PM RY
PRR
Rock Island (logo)
SA&AP Ry
Seaboard
StLSF Ry
SIRT Ry
SP&S
SOO LINE
WM RR
Z&W RY

Adams & Westlake #250 Model
A&BB RR
A&E RR (Alton & Eastern)
A&S (Aliquippa & Southern?)
AA RR
AC&Y Ry
ACL RR
AT&S F Ry
B&LE RR
B&M RR
B&O RR
BAR
C&EI Rwy
C&EI Ry
C.&L.E. R.R.
C&IM Ry Co (Lid Marked)
C&NW Ry
C&O
C&P RR
C&S Ry
CB & Q RR
CHICAGO & ALTON RR
CI&L RR
CJ Ry
CM&StP Ry
CMStP&P RR -
CNR (Lid Marked)
CN RR
C N Ry
CNS&M RR Co
CRR of NJ
CRT Co
CStPM&O Ry
CV Ry
CWP&S RR
D&H Co
D&H RR Corp

D&IR RR
D&RG W RR
D&TSL RR
DL&W RR
D.M & N. Ry
EJ&E Ry
Erie RR
FEC Ry Co
FtDDM&S RR
FW&DC
G&F (Georgia & Florida)
GC&SF Ry
GN Ry
GTR
HV Ry
IC RR
IGN RR
IHB (Indiana Harbor Belt)
IS CORP (Indiana Serv Corp)
KCT Ry
KCM&O
LI RR
LNE
LSE Ry Co
LT RR (Lake Terminal)
M&StL RR
MC RR
MKT RR
ML&T RR
MONON
N&W Ry (lid-marked)
NC&StL RR
NICKEL PLATE ROAD
NICKLE PLATE ROAD
NP Ry
NYC RR
NYNH&H RR
OWRR&N
P&SF Ry
PE RR (Pacific Electric)
PM Ry
PRR (Keystone)
PS&N RR
ROCK ISLAND (logo)
RUTLAND
RUTLAND RR
SAL Ry
SB Ry (South Buffalo)
SLSW Ry
SP&S
SP Co
SP DE MEX
SP LINES
SEABOARD
SNR (Sacramento Northern)
SOO LINE
SOUTHERN Ry
StL&S W Ry
StLSF Ry
T&NO RR
THI&ET Co
TP&W
U&D RR
U RR
UP
V Ry
WM Ry
W&LE RR
WT Co
WP Ry
WSCO (Wis Steel Co)
WABASH Ry
YS&T Co (Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co.)

Adams & Westlake "Kero" Model
A&A RR
AT&SF Ry
ACL
AC&Y Ry
ALTON RR
B&O RR
B&OCT
BAR
BC&G RR
BELT Ry
BN INC
BR
BR-I RR
C&EI RR
C&IM RY
C&NW Ry
C&O
C&WI
CA&E RR
CB&Q RR
CD&M Ry
CELM Ry
CGW RR
CHTT Ry
CJ RY
CMStP&P RR
CNO&TP Ry
CNR
CNS&M RR
CNJ
CPR
CR&IC
CRT Co
CStPM&O
CTA
CUTC
D&H RR
D&M RY
D&RGW RR**
D&TSL RR
DM&IR
DM&N Ry
DT RR
DW&P Ry
EL
EL RR
EJ&E Ry
ERIE
FDDM&S RR
FEC Ry
FTW&DCRy
FW&DC
GB&W RR
GC&SF Ry
GC&SJ RR *
GM&O RR
GN Ry
GTW
HST Ry CO
ICRR
IHB
IRR {Indiana RR}
IU Ry
K&IT RR Co
KCS Ry
KCT Ry
KCV&W
L&A
L&N RR
LA&T Ry
LI RR
LT RR
LV RR
M&StL RR
MKT RR
MONON
N&W Ry
N&SS Ry
NAR
NC&StL RR
NH&I (New Hope & Ivyland)
NKP
NP Ry
NS RR
NS Ry

NYCL
NYCS
OMAHA Ry
P&E RR
P&E RR PB&NE Ry
PC
PE Ry
PGER
PM
PM Ry
PRR
PS&N RR
PSCT ***
RF&P
ROCK ISLAND
RUTLAND RR
SAL
SB Ry
SCL
SP LINES
SP&S
SP Co
SP CO
SPGGF
SS Ry
SOU Ry
SOUTHERN Ry
StLSW Ry
T&P
TC RR
TH&B Ry
T RR
TT RR
VALLEY RR
UIC RR Co
UP
UP RR
VGN Ry
WP Co
WP RR
W Ryof A.
WS Co
WT Co
WABASH Ry

Footnotes:

  • Thanks to Ken Andrews and Hugh Guilaume for their efforts in compiling the original survey results. Also, in 2013 we were informed that the original survey was based on an article by Jack Karnes, so we wish to thank and credit him as well.
  • All markings are reported as collectors have identified them. No attempt has been made to verify authenticity of any marking. The accuracy of this material is not guaranteed.
  • No ownership information is maintained with the survey listings. All new markings sent in for addition to the list are treated anonymously, and no ownership information will be disclosed.
  • Markings are shown as published in "Key, Lock and Lantern" (#79, Spring 1986, p. 1410; #84, Summer 1987, p. 1586), which presumably means the specific lettering that was found on the lanterns. Note that periods were left off in the #200 and #250 lists, although it's probably safe to assume that some markings include periods. Because of this ambiguity, we omit all periods. Matching the initials with a specific railroad can usually be done by consulting one of the railroad name references by Edson or Gross. However, sometimes there is ambiguity due to the fact that the same initials (e.g. B&A RR) may stand for more than one railroad (e.g., Boston & Albany Railroad or Bangor & Aroostook Railroad).
  • * Modern reproduction sold as a souvenir. The markings stand for "Golden Circle & San Juan Railroad, a fictitious line associated with the Colorado Railroad Museum.
  • ** There is a report of the "RR" showing up as "P.R." or "R.P." due to stamping errors.
  • *** Public Service Coordinated Transport of New Jersey