Lantern & Globe
Surveys: Dietz "Vesta" Lanterns
Following are known markings of "Vesta" railroad
lanterns manufactured by the R.E. Dietz Company.
AM. EX. CO.
AMER. EXP. CO.
B.& L.E.T. CO.
Boston & Albany
Boston & Maine
CENTRAL OF VERMONT
H.& S.ST. RWY. Co.
K.C.C.C. & St.J. Ry.
New York Central
ORD. DEPT. U.S. ARMY
P.&.R. Rwy. LOCO DEPT
P.&.R.Ry. TRANS. DEPT.
P.&.R.Ry.Co. LOCO DEPT
R.& F.C. R.R. Co.
R. CO.TRANS. DEPT.
RDG. CO.TRANS. DEPT.
TRANS. DEPT. U.S. ARMY
USED (U.S. Engineering Deparment)
BOSTON & ALBANY
C.U.T. (Cincinnati Union Terminal)
D.& H. Co.
D.& T.S.L. R.R.
F.I.& G.R.R. Tool Car
Frisco System (Bellbottom)
G.R.R. (Grasse River RR)
I.R.C. (International Railway Co.)
"N.Y.O.& W." (Quot. Marks)
NEW YORK CENTRAL
NICKEL PLATE ROAD
P.& E.-(Peoria & Eastern)
P.& N.W.R.R. Co.
RDG. Co. LOCO DEPT.
RDG. Co. TRANS. DEPT.
U.T.of I (United Traction of Indiana)
W.VA.C. & P. RY (West Virginia Central & Pittsburg - takes a
4 5/8" globe).
- Special thanks to Fred Collins and Ken Andrews for
their efforts in compiling the original survey results. Also thanks to those who have sent in new markings.
- 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
- 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" (#77, Fall 1985, p. 1356 and #80, Summer
1986, p. 1441) which presumably means the specific lettering
that was found on the lanterns. In the case where initials
are given, matching these 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