Below are some general categories of collectible railroad items, each one of which is generally broad enough to have its own unique website if I had the time!
Early glass globes were also marked with the railroad's initials. This lantern also has the same marking cast into its red globe.
However, in later years the New Haven bought unmarked globes. The Dietz Vulcan was replaced by the Vesta model during the early 1920s.
The New Haven used Dietz lanterns from the late 19th/early 20th Century all the way through to the Penn Central merger effective January 1st 1969.
Globes (the glass part of the lantern) were obtained in five colors; clear, red, yellow, green, and blue.
Citronella oil is recommended for outdoor use only.