"The Adams" Lanterns
Following are known markings of "The Adams"
railroad lanterns manufactured by the Adams & Westlake Company .
Markings in black are from the original "Key, Lock and Lantern"
magazine article. Please see copyright information and other comments
in the footnotes. Markings in red are newly added since the survey information
was published. Our thanks to everyone who has sent in new markings!
C. R.R. CO. '09
Elgin & Chicago)
A.T.& S.F. R.R.
B.& A.S.L. (Baltimore & Annapolis
M.R. NEB '89 pat.
& Missouri River RR in Nebraska)
B.&.O. R.R. (brass top)
B.& S. R.R.
& Susquehanna) (bb)
B.C.R.& N. '97 pat. (Burlington Cedar Rapids & Northern)
BELT RY '09 pat.
C.& E.I. R.R. '97
C. & M.E. Ry '09 pat.
& Milwaukee Electric)
C.& O. Ry.
C.& O.P.E. R.R. '09 pat.
& Oak Park Elevated)
P.S. R.R. (Columbia & Puget Sound)
C.& S. Ry.
C.A.& C. R.R. (bb)
C.B.& Q. R.R.
C.C.C.& St.L. Ry. (bb)
C.C.Ry. '97 pat.
RY. '92 pat.
C.H.& D. R.R.
C.H.& D. Ry.
C.M. & G. Railway (Chicago, Milwaukee
C.M.St.P. & O. R.R.
C.N.R.R. '09 pat.
C.P. Ry. (Canadian Pacific) '97
C.R.I. & P. R.R.
C.S.& C.C.D. Ry.
C.T.T. R.R. '97 pat.
H. R.R. (Bellbottom)
D&I.R. R.R. '09 pat.
D.L.& W. R.R.
W. R.R. Co.
& P. RY. '97 pat.
D.T.& I.. Ry. (bb)
Erie R.R. '92 pat.
F. & C.C. R.R.
G.M. Ry. (Gainesville Midland)
& I. R.R. '89 pat.
Rapids & Indiana RR) (bb)
G.R.& I. R.R.
G.S.B.& C. R.R. '09 pat.
South Bend & Chicago)
H.& B.T.M. R.R.
K.& M. R.R. (Kanawha & Michigan)
K.C.S. RY. (BB)
L.& E. RY. '97 pat.
L.E.& W. R.R.
L.S.& M.S. Ry.
'92 pat. (Lehigh
M.& N.E. R.R
M.C.R.R. (Bellbottom) no date
'92 pat. (Montana
N.C.& St.L. Ry.
N.P. R.R. (Northern Pacific)
'97 pat. (North Western
N.Y.C.& St.L. R.R (New York, Chicago & St. Louis)
N.Y.C.& St.L. Ry.
N.Y.L.E.& W. R.R.
N.Y.O.& W. Ry. (bb)
ONEIDA Ry Co
O.R.& N. Co.
O.R.R.& N. Co.
P.& L.E. R.R.
P.& R. R.R.
P.E. Ry. (Pacific Electric Ry)
PENNSYLVANIA LINES (bb & wb)
P.Mc.& C. R-y. (Pittsburgh, McKeesport &
P.R.L.& P. Co.
P.S. Ry (Public Service Railway - New Jersey)
R.& I. Ry. '09 pat. (Rockford & Interurban)
ROCK ISLAND LINES
ROCK ISLAND SYSTEM
RUTLAND R.R. (bb)
SANTA FE A
& S.L. R.R. (San Pedro, Los Angeles & Salt Lake)
S.P.V. Ry. Co. (San Pete Valley Railway Co.)
S.P.& S. Ry. (bb & wb)
T.& N.O. R.R.
T.D.-U.S.Y.& T. Co. '92 at. (Transit
Dept-Union Stock Yards & Transit Co)
T.O.& C. Ry.
T.ST.L.& K.C.R.R. '92 pat. (Toledo St.
Louis & Kansas City)
U.& M.V. Ry. (Utica & Mohawk Valley)
U.P.D.& G. R.R.
Va & Sw RY (Virginia & Southwestern)
W. & T. R.R. (Wrightsville & Tennile)
(Yazoo & Mississippi Valley)
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by Key, Lock & Lantern, Inc. and cannot be reproduced or used
for commercial purposes without express permission from the Board
of Trustees .
- All markings are reported as
KL&L members have identified them. No attempt has been made
to verify authenticity of any marking. The accuracy of this material
is not guaranteed by Key, Lock & Lantern, Inc.
- 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 in blue are shown as
published in "Key, Lock and Lantern" (#87, Spring, 1988,
p. 1679) which presumably means the specific lettering that was
found on the lanterns. In the case where initials are given, matching
them 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).
- In the table, "bb"
means bellbottom; "wb" means wire bottom. Assume wire
bottom unless otherwise noted. "Pat." means patent --
usually the latest date stamped on the lantern frame.
may exist in this table with respect to the presence or absence
of periods after letters. Most "The Adams" markings had
periods but occasionally some did not.