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The most effective means of nighttime communications was the kerosene railroad lantern oil in the earlier days. The kerosene railroad lantern was a portable, efficient light source, that could be easily seen. Even after electric flashlights began showing up, some railroad workers still preferred the lantern because it lasted longer i. Chicago swinging groups
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While they may have handles on Chicato for transportation, they were not meant to be swung about like lanterns. In the image above, looking from left to right, you have a hand lantern made by Adlake, a hand lantern made by Dietz, and a switch lamp made by Dressel.
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Unlike hand lanterns, which were used primarily at night, railroad lamps were used both day and night. The one above is a Vesta model. While it looks similar to the tubular barn lantern styles, it is a bit different. Notice that it has a wire guard to protect the globe. It also has a wire guard around the fuel fount to serve Chicago swinging groups the base. Normal tubular barn lanterns actually use the fuel fount as their base see the Dietz Little Wizard model below.
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A red lantern might also be hung outside Chicago swinging groups tower to indicate the train needs to stop for Form 31 orders. Orders are instructions from the dispatcher, delivered through the operator, to the Chicago swinging groups and conductor of a train which either gives them the authority to operate, as in the case of an extra train, or modifies the Cihcago which exists in the timetable.
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